Highlighting the 2019-20 slate is one of the strongest home schedules in program history with Minnesota hosting all six Big Ten opponents (Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin) along with nonconference foes in North Dakota, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State, Bemidji State, St. Cloud State and Niagara.
The Maroon & Gold kick off the regular-season home schedule against Niagara (Oct. 18-19) before opening a home-and-home series with Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 25). The Big Ten schedule begins for Minnesota against Notre Dame (Nov. 1-2) before three-straight home series against Penn State (Nov. 15-16), Wisconsin (Nov. 22-23) and North Dakota (Nov. 28-29). The historic rivalry with North Dakota kicks off an entertaining Thanksgiving weekend for the University of Minnesota as Gopher Hockey hosts the Fighting Hawks on Thursday-Friday before Gopher Football hosts Wisconsin on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.