The Big Ten announced a revised 2021 football schedule Friday, but the Gophers' slate didn't change much, other than the date of their border battle with Wisconsin.
Minnesota is still scheduled to open against Ohio State on Thursday, Sept. 2, at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers will play the same nine Big Ten opponents, as originally scheduled.
The most notable change comes with the regular season finale. The Gophers were slated to play Nebraska on Black Friday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Instead, the Gophers will finish with Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 27, and face Nebraska on Oct. 16.
Iowa and Nebraska will play on Black Friday, as they have in recent years.
Here's the updated Gophers schedule:
Sept. 2 vs. Ohio State
Sept. 11 vs. Miami (Ohio)
Sept. 18 at Colorado
Sept. 25 vs. Bowling Green
Oct. 2 at Purdue
Oct. 16 vs. Nebraska
Oct. 23 vs. Maryland
Oct. 30 at Northwestern
Nov. 6 vs. Illinois
Nov. 13 at Iowa
Nov. 20 at Indiana
Nov. 27 vs. Wisconsin
The Gophers also picked up another specialist Friday in kicker Matthew Trickett. The Ohio native just completed his junior season at Kent State, where he made the All-MAC first team as a freshman and was the 2019 Special Teams Player of the Year for the conference.
In that sophomore season, he set a school record and led the NCAA with 29 field goals, including a season-long kick of 47 yards. He will likely compete with Brock Walker and fellow transfer Will Mobley to be the regular placekicker.