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Posted on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 : 11:36 a.m.

Michigan and Minnesota will fight for Little Brown Jug at noon on Oct. 1, game to be televised on Big Ten Network

By Nick Baumgardner

The Michigan football team's 2011 Big Ten opener against Minnesota will kick off at noon on Oct. 1 and air on the Big Ten Network, according to the conference's official Twitter account.

The Wolverines and Golden Gophers will meet for the first time since Michigan retained the Little Brown Jug with a 29-6 victory at Minnesota on Nov. 8, 2008.

Minnesota has not beaten Michigan since 2005, and the Wolverines hold a 66-22-3 edge in the historic series.

Other Big Ten games on Oct. 1 will be Penn State at Indiana (Noon, ESPNU), Northwestern at Illinois (Noon, ESPN2), Michigan State at Ohio State (3:30 p.m., ABC), Nebraska at Wisconsin (8 p.m., ABC) and Notre Dame at Purdue (8 p.m., ESPN).

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan basketball for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.



Mon, Sep 19, 2011 : 4:32 p.m.

I think the last time we played them was the only convincing win the former coach had in three years of big ten games. Hopefully this year will be no different

Long Time No See

Mon, Sep 19, 2011 : 6:27 p.m.

You hope that Minnesota will be UM's only convincing win in the big ten?