U football: game-by-game

Here's a game-by-game look at the 12 opponents who will face the Gophers during the 2018 football season.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: New Mexico State

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: New Mexico State

The Aug. 30 season opener brings a visit from the Aggies, who ended a 57-year bowl drought last year and are living life as an independent after leaving the Sun Belt Conference.
Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Fresno State

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Fresno State

July 19, 2018
In their first year under former Cal coach Jeff Tedford, the Bulldogs improved from 1-11 to 10-4 and played in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game.
Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Miami (Ohio)

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Miami (Ohio)

July 20, 2018
The RedHawks just missed out on a bowl last year and return eight starters on both offense and defense, so optimism is high in Oxford, Ohio.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Maryland

July 25, 2018
Injuries at quarterback derailed the Terrapins' 2017 season, but a return to health and solid group of running backs give reason for optimism.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Iowa

July 26, 2018
The Hawkeyes suffered some high-profile personnel losses, but they return plenty of talent, including improving quarterback Nate Stanley.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Ohio State

July 30, 2018
The Buckeyes must replace prolific quarterback J.T. Barrett, but Dwayne Haskins has shown he's up to the task. The defending Big Ten champs also return plenty of star power, as usual.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Nebraska

July 31, 2018
New coach Scott Frost has brought excitement back to the Cornhuskers, who endured a 4-8 season in 2017.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Indiana

August 1, 2018
Under coach Tom Allen, the Hoosiers, who visit Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 26, had a season similar to the Gophers in 2017, finishing one win shy of bowl eligibility.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Illinois

August 2, 2018
Coach Lovie Smith's team took its lumps during a 2-10 season in 2017, so showing signs of being competitive this year is the main goal for the Illini.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Purdue

August 6, 2018
Coach Jeff Brohm's first season with the Boilermakers was a big hit, with an improvement from 3-9 to 7-6. A tough schedule and key losses on defense will be the biggest challenges this year.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Northwestern

August 7, 2018
The Wildcats will try to build on a 10-win season, but a bowl-game knee injury to quarterback Clayton Thorson is an early-season concern.

Breaking down the Gophers' opponents: Wisconsin

August 8, 2018
The Badgers are loaded, especially on offense with Heisman Trophy candidate Johnathan Taylor operating behind what might be the nation's best line. Is this the year Wisconsin breaks through to make the College Football Playoff?
TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Kansas City at Twins

    7:10 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Toronto Aeros at Gophers women's hockey (exhibition)

    12:07 pm

  • Colorado at Wild (preseason)

    5 pm on FSN PLUS, 100.3-FM

  • Kansas City at Twins

    6:10 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Oral Roberts at Gophers volleyball

    7 pm

  • Oakland at Vikings

    12 pm on Ch. 9, 100.3/1130

  • Kansas City at Twins

    1:10 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Minnesota Whitecaps at Gophers women's hockey (exhibition)

    2:07 pm

  • Loons at Portland

    2:55 pm on ESPN, 1500-AM

  • Wild at Colorado (preseason)

    6 pm on 100.3-FM

  • Twins at Detroit

    5:40 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Twins at Detroit

    5:40 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Sporting K.C. at Loons

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 1500-AM

  • Twins at Detroit

    12:10 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Wild at Dallas (preseason)

    7:30 pm on FSN PLUS, 100.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Philadelphia

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Seattle

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    6

    5

  • San Francisco

    Boston

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • San Diego

    Milwaukee

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • LA Angels

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    1

    9

  • Toronto

    Baltimore

     

    - F

    8

    4

  • St. Louis

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    5

    4

  • Detroit

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    0

    7

  • Kansas City

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    5

    8

  • Tennessee

    Jacksonville

     

    - F

    7

    20

No NBA games today

  • Florida

    Montreal

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Boston

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    3

    1

  • Columbus

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Dallas

    Colorado

     

    - F

    2

    1

  • Vancouver

    Edmonton

     

    - F

    6

    1

  • Vegas

    Los Angeles

     

    - F

    3

    2

No MLS games today