Gophers to play prime-time game vs. NDSUMinnesota Sports
-- The University of Minnesota football game against North Dakota State has been made a prime time event.
(Chicago, IL) -- The Golden Gopher football game against North Dakota State has been made a prime time event.
The Big Ten Network announced it would televise the game to a national audience at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th. The Gophers are under the direction of new first-year head coach Jerry Kill.
The Big Ten is considering the idea of paying student-athletes to help cover living expenses. Conference officials discussed at this week's spring meetings a proposal that would supplement living expenses on top of athletes' scholarships, according to ESPN.com. Big Ten athletic directors have talked about using some of the league's growing television revenue to pay athletes more. The proposal would bridge the gap between what athletic scholarships pay and other expenses like transportation and clothing, estimated at between two and five-thousand-dollars per player