It’s amazing what being (likely) ranked in the preseason Top 25 will do for your national TV prospects.
The Gophers released their 2017-18 TV designations and game times today, and things are looking mighty accessible.
Minnesota will play in front of a national television audience at least 23 times this season, which includes 14 BTN games and five appearances on Fox Sports 1, the B1G’s new television partner. Three games will be on the ESPN or ESPN2 networks, while the team nabbed a national broadcast on FOX against Michigan in early February.
Minnesota’s rising star improved the overall accessibility of their games, and only four of the non-conference contests will be on lowly BTN Plus. Compared to last year, where seven games were televised on BTN Plus or ESPN3, the remainder will available through regular cable packages.
The schedule didn’t outline channels for times for road games against Providence or Arkansas, nor the Gavitt Games against UMass and Alabama, but it’s likely those will be readily available. And we can safely assume the Miami game will be on ESPN/2.
The specific game times are also notable. The Gophers don’t play a single 6pm weekday game, and instead have solely 7 or 8pm tips. Great for getting to the game after work!