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    Start Times for Three Home Games Announced

    Three home Minnesota football game times were announced today. The Gophers will start their season at TCF Bank Stadium at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, against South Dakota State. The game will be broadcast on FS1.

    Minnesota will host Georgia Southern at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, and that game will be on BTN.

    The Maroon and Gold will welcome Illinois to town for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. That kick will be at either 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. and a television broadcast partner will be announced in the future.

    It was also announced today that Minnesota will play at Rutgers at either 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. That is the second road game time announced, as it was previously disclosed that Minnesota would play at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Fresno State.

    Go Gophers!!


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    ****ing 8pm.... all for FS1... and South Dakota State.

    Too ****ing late IMO.

    I don't mind the 2:30 games, those are alright.

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    Personally, I love the 8:00 PM start for the opener. It gives more time for tailgating without having to leave work super early. I always take the Friday after the Thursday night game off anyway and make a four day weekend out of it. So I don't care much if I get home at 10:00 pm or midnight.

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    Great for me and the kids who have football practice!

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    No home games for the Twins or Vikings on August 29th, so at least we don't have those excuses this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherWeatherGuy View Post
    No home games for the Twins or Vikings on August 29th, so at least we don't have those excuses this year.
    Prediction:

    The student section will have a lot of students!

    Yes I know i'm playing with a loaded deck predicting student attendance for that game.

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    The opener will have to go on the DVR. HS football games open that night for most of the 9-man teams in SW MN.

    In general - 5 games announced, and no 11am starts. I'm sure they'll get a couple of 11am games in the conference. I just don't like the earlier start time.

    I'm old. I think all college football games should kick off at 1:00pm on Saturdays - except for maybe one national game at 6:00 or 7:00pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    The opener will have to go on the DVR. HS football games open that night for most of the 9-man teams in SW MN.

    In general - 5 games announced, and no 11am starts. I'm sure they'll get a couple of 11am games in the conference. I just don't like the earlier start time.

    I'm old. I think all college football games should kick off at 1:00pm on Saturdays - except for maybe one national game at 6:00 or 7:00pm.
    I'm old too, and that's precisely why I LIKE the 11:00 am starts! Everybody knows that old people are out of bed by 6 am even on the weekends. 15 years ago when we bought our season tickets, I thought I wouldn't like the 11 am starts, but they have now grown on me. I actually prefer them, because it gives me the rest of the day to do things. (plus we drive up from Rochester, and the daylight drive home is nice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    per the U:

    Start Times for Three Home Games Announced

    Three home Minnesota football game times were announced today. The Gophers will start their season at TCF Bank Stadium at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, against South Dakota State. The game will be broadcast on FS1.

    Minnesota will host Georgia Southern at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, and that game will be on BTN.

    The Maroon and Gold will welcome Illinois to town for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 5. That kick will be at either 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. and a television broadcast partner will be announced in the future.

    It was also announced today that Minnesota will play at Rutgers at either 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. That is the second road game time announced, as it was previously disclosed that Minnesota would play at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at Fresno State.

    Go Gophers!!
    So the Gophers play a home/away double header on Sept 7?

    Georgia Southern is Sept. 14.

    Regarding start times (apparently that's where this thread is going) as a tailgater I hate 11:00 starts. By the time you get there and get setup you have to start tearing back down. I think they really make the atmosphere of the tailgating and the games less fun.
    Last edited by Lakeville Goldy; 05-30-2019 at 11:52 AM.

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    7 posts already with various responses as to the times. Can't please everyone despite all having firm and understandable feelings as to why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    The opener will have to go on the DVR. HS football games open that night for most of the 9-man teams in SW MN.

    In general - 5 games announced, and no 11am starts. I'm sure they'll get a couple of 11am games in the conference. I just don't like the earlier start time.

    I'm old. I think all college football games should kick off at 1:00pm on Saturdays - except for maybe one national game at 6:00 or 7:00pm.
    Ewww. You know how much great college football you forgo watching if ALL college football starts at 11am on Saturday? No late days games? No weeknight games? That's when a lot of teams gain exposure.

    And no offense. Some of us couldn't give a damn about HS football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopHead View Post
    Personally, I love the 8:00 PM start for the opener. It gives more time for tailgating without having to leave work super early. I always take the Friday after the Thursday night game off anyway and make a four day weekend out of it. So I don't care much if I get home at 10:00 pm or midnight.
    100%, the 6 PM kicks for the Thursday opener are terrible. Traffic is always brutal, and most people need to rush out of work to make it down for any pregame tailgating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stocker08 View Post
    Ewww. You know how much great college football you forgo watching if ALL college football starts at 11am on Saturday? No late days games? No weeknight games? That's when a lot of teams gain exposure.

    And no offense. Some of us couldn't give a damn about HS football.
    No offense - but that's my job. I'm paid to cover HS football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    No offense - but that's my job. I'm paid to cover HS football.
    Ah. I see. Well we won't spoil the opener for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeppelin Gopher View Post
    100%, the 6 PM kicks for the Thursday opener are terrible. Traffic is always brutal, and most people need to rush out of work to make it down for any pregame tailgating.
    In addition, it's a little more pleasant in the stands once the sun has gone down (sunny side only).

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