The Big Ten waited until after last night's games to pick the game times for next week. The Gophers learned they will play Illinois at 11 a.m., on Saturday. That game will be televised on ESPNNews.

After three consecutive night games, the Gophers will be back to morning football. I believe the kickoff time for the Nov. 28 game against Wisconsin will be announced Monday.


Coach Tracy Claeys said today that he doesn't expect any of the injured players to be ready for the Illinois game. Claeys said the Gophers expect to get a medical redshirt for safety Damarius Travis (hamstring) and that the team hopes to get one for safety Ace Rogers (knee) as well.

I'll have more on the Gophers in tonight's first editions.