6 Gophers football start times announced

The start times for six University of Minnesota football games have been announced.

Thursday, the Big Ten Conference announced that the Gophers will start the season at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Huntington Bank Stadium when New Mexico State comes to town.

On Sept. 10, Minnesota will host Western Illinois at 11 a.m.

The final non-conference game for the Gophers will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 against Colorado.

Additionally, the Gophers will play Purdue for homecoming at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1.

The start times for two Gophers road games were also released, with Minnesota set to play at Illinois at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 and at Penn State at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.

Kickoff times for the remaining games will be announced at a later time.