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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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  • Gophers men's basketball vs. Washington

    5:30 pm on BTN, 103.5/1130

  • Ottawa at Wild

    7 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Denver at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 830-AM

  • Timberwolves at Brooklyn

    11 am on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey vs. St. Lawrence

    3 pm

  • Cornell at Gophers women's basketball

    3 pm on BTN PLUS, 96.7-FM

  • Winnipeg at Wild

    3 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Michigan State at Gophers men's hockey

    7 pm on FSN, 103.5/1130

  • Gophers football at Wisconsin

    2:30 pm on ESPN2, 100.3-FM

  • Michigan State at Gophers men's hockey

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 103.5/1130

  • Chicago at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Green Bay at Vikings

    7:20 pm on Ch. 11, 100.3/1130

  • Timberwolves at Cleveland

    6 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers men's basketball at Boston College

    8 pm on ESPN2, 100.3-FM

  • Arizona at Wild

    7:10 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

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  • Indiana

    Charlotte

    6:00 PM

  • New Orleans

    Philadelphia

    6:00 PM

    FSN

  • New York

    Boston

    6:30 PM

  • Toronto

    Atlanta

    6:30 PM

  • Phoenix

    Chicago

    7:00 PM

  • LA Lakers

    Cleveland

    7:00 PM

    ESPN

  • Portland

    Milwaukee

    7:00 PM

  • Denver

    Minnesota

    7:00 PM

    FSN Plus

  • Detroit

    Houston

    7:00 PM

  • Brooklyn

    Dallas

    7:30 PM

  • Memphis

    San Antonio

    7:30 PM

  • Sacramento

    Utah

    8:00 PM

  • Oklahoma City

    Golden State

    9:30 PM

    ESPN

  • Toronto

    Carolina

    6:00 PM

  • Montreal

    New Jersey

    6:00 PM

  • NY Islanders

    NY Rangers

    6:00 PM

  • Dallas

    Pittsburgh

    6:00 PM

  • Chicago

    Washington

    6:00 PM

    WGN

  • Philadelphia

    Buffalo

    6:30 PM

    NBC Sports

  • Boston

    Detroit

    6:30 PM

  • Florida

    Tampa Bay

    6:30 PM

  • Ottawa

    Minnesota

    7:00 PM

    FSN

  • St. Louis

    Nashville

    7:00 PM

  • Vegas

    Arizona

    8:00 PM

  • Vancouver

    Anaheim

    9:00 PM

  • Winnipeg

    Calgary

    9:00 PM

  • Colorado

    Los Angeles

    9:30 PM

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