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Minnesota vs Illinois kickoff announced as 2:30 p.m. CST

The Gophers avoid an early morning kickoff for their Homecoming matchup with the Fighting Illini

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers have a Homecoming date coming up with the Illinois Fighting Illini, and kickoff is now set for 2:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, Oct. 21, at TCF Bank Stadium. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Head coach Lovie Smith’s crew is currently 2-3 on the season, with consecutive losses to South Florida, Nebraska, and Iowa. The Gophers are 5-1 in their last six games against the Fighting Illini, with the lone loss coming on the road in 2014.