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The Big Ten announced kickoff times for four Gophers football games Wednesday, including the Aug. 31 season opener vs. Nebraska, which will start at 7 p.m.

Fox will air that Thursday game from Huntington Bank Stadium. The Gophers announced that will be a "Gold Out" game, with fans encouraged to wear gold.

The Gophers' second game, also at home, against Eastern Michigan will be Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network.

Next, the Gophers will play at North Carolina, on Saturday, Sept. 16, starting at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2.

Minnesota's homecoming game will be Saturday, Sept. 30 against Louisiana Lafayette, with an 11 a.m. kickoff. The TV information for that game isn't available yet.