Big Ten & Gopher News 04 Jun 13

The Big Ten announced their conference football schedule for the 2015 season yesterday which will consist of eight games for each of the Big Ten’s 14 teams before the conference moves to nine-game schedules in 2016.


Here’s the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football schedule for 2015:


Oct 3, 2015 at Northwestern,

Oct 10, 2015 at Purdue,

Oct 17, 2015 vs Nebraska,

Oct 24, 2015 BYE,

Oct 31, 2015 vs Michigan,

Nov 7, 2015 at Ohio State,

Nov 14, 2015 at Iowa,

Nov 21, 2015 vs Illinois,

Nov 28, 2015 vs Wisconsin,


Big Ten Adds Lacrosse


The Big Ten Conference announced yesterday that men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports and that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers will have teams on both the men’s and women’s side. John Hopkins will compete in men’s lacrosse only, while Northwestern will compete only in women’s lacrosse.


Former Gopher Grappler Inducted Into Hall


Former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestler Dan Chandler was inducted as a Distinguished Member at the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma this past weekend. Chandler wrestled collegiately at the University of Minnesota where he earned two top-four finishes, third in 1973 and fourth in 1974 at the Big Ten Championships. In 1975 he won the first of 12 national Greco-Roman championships at 180.5 pounds and the gold medal at the Pan American Games. In all, Chandler won seven AAU National Greco-Roman titles and five United States Wrestling Federation/USA Wrestling championships over the next 10 years of competition.