2024-2025 Opponents


Interesting home/away breakdown. If the Gophers were realistically a top third team, this would be a terrible schedule with road-games only against the league's predicted top 4: USC, UCLA, OSU & Nebraska (and also Maryland). But as a team more realistically aiming for 7th-10th, it's not bad to have the home schedule loaded with what appear to be more winnable games: Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Rutgers, PSU, Wisconsin, which leaves Illinois, IU and Iowa as the closer-to-toss-up games that you'd rather play at home than on the road.
 

ILLINOIS

Home: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Washington, Oregon

Away: Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Northwestern

INDIANA

Home: Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Away: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: Purdue

IOWA

Home: Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Away: Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: Nebraska

MARYLAND

Home: Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers, UCLA, USC

Away: Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: Ohio State

MICHIGAN

Home: Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Washington, Oregon

Away: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Michigan State

MICHIGAN STATE

Home: Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon

Away: Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Michigan

MINNESOTA

Home: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers, Washington, Oregon

Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Wisconsin

NEBRASKA

Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon

Away: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Iowa

NORTHWESTERN

Home: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Washington, Oregon

Away: Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Illinois

OHIO STATE

Home: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Washington, Oregon

Away: Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Maryland

OREGON

Home: Indiana, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland, Rutgers, UCLA, USC

Away: Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Nebraska

Home/Away: Washington

PENN STATE

Home: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon

Away: Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, UCLA, USC

Home/Away: Rutgers

PURDUE

Home: Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin, UCLA, USC

Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: Indiana

RUTGERS

Home: Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, UCLA, USC

Away: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: Penn State

UCLA

Home: Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Nebraska

Away: Indiana, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland, Rutgers, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: USC

USC

Home: Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Nebraska

Away: Indiana, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland, Rutgers, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: UCLA

WASHINGTON

Home: Indiana, Purdue, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland, Rutgers, UCLA, USC

Away: Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Nebraska

Home/Away: Oregon

WISCONSIN

Home: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, UCLA, USC

Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Washington, Oregon

Home/Away: Minnesota
 

Interesting home/away breakdown. If the Gophers were realistically a top third team, this would be a terrible schedule with road-games only against the league's predicted top 4: USC, UCLA, OSU & Nebraska (and also Maryland). But as a team more realistically aiming for 7th-10th, it's not bad to have the home schedule loaded with what appear to be more winnable games: Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Rutgers, PSU, Wisconsin, which leaves Illinois, IU and Iowa as the closer-to-toss-up games that you'd rather play at home than on the road.
Good take. Let’s hope for better than 10th as that team now plays on weakling Wednesday. With the Gophers team mostly intact I thought top 6 finish was in play but the teams ahead of them mined the portal with some impactful players with USC, UCLA getting stronger. We added some depth but not sure if they did enough to move up significantly. The team is talented so maybe a second year in Coach P system is enough to move the needle next season.
 

Interesting home/away breakdown. If the Gophers were realistically a top third team, this would be a terrible schedule with road-games only against the league's predicted top 4: USC, UCLA, OSU & Nebraska (and also Maryland). But as a team more realistically aiming for 7th-10th, it's not bad to have the home schedule loaded with what appear to be more winnable games: Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Rutgers, PSU, Wisconsin, which leaves Illinois, IU and Iowa as the closer-to-toss-up games that you'd rather play at home than on the road.

I think we all agree some opponents could be better or worse. NIL is a big factor. We don't know. Otherwise, great take.
 


Wisconsin only team we play home and away.
Anything better than 7th or 8th and it would seem we overachieved without a nice addition between now and the season.
 

If everyone is healthy there's no reason this team can't finish 7th or 8th. Cant be using the "young" card anymore. Time to get this program back on the map! Go Gophs!
 

Last season's final Big Ten NCAA NET rankings:

4 Iowa
6 UCLA
9 Ohio State
10 Southern Cal
13 Indiana
22 Michigan State
25 Nebraska
29 Penn State
32 Maryland
41 Illinois
49 Michigan
50 Washington
67 Minnesota
68 Purdue
104 Oregon
120 Wisconsin
152 Rutgers
188 Northwestern
 




Any news on the non-conference schedule? We know some of the men’s non-conference opponents, and some BIG WBB teams have had non—conference information released.
 

Any news on the non-conference schedule? We know some of the men’s non-conference opponents, and some BIG WBB teams have had non—conference information released.
Have heard possible game against North Florida around Dec 3rd-4th. Former Gopher Gadvia Hubbard is with that program as a coach. Nothing confirmed on this just heard through the grapevine.
 

If I were scheduling, every year would have:

An exempt tournament
At least one power 5 (ACC, SEC, BigXII, Big East) home game and true road game
A bunch of regional schools at home.
 

Drake non-conference schedule is out and Gophers are not on it. Somewhat of a surprise given the visit last season by Drake, and the recent history of home-and-home games with Drake. Drake was also the Gophers' best non-conference win last season.
 



Drake non-conference schedule is out and Gophers are not on it. Somewhat of a surprise given the visit last season by Drake, and the recent history of home-and-home games with Drake. Drake was also the Gophers' best non-conference win last season.
That was the second part of the home/home series with Drake. From what I am hearing, it appears with the increased intensity and new teams in big ten, their non-conference schedule is likely not going to have many known big name schools. It sounds like their tournament-level wins will need to come from conference.
 

That was the second part of the home/home series with Drake. From what I am hearing, it appears with the increased intensity and new teams in big ten, their non-conference schedule is likely not going to have many known big name schools. It sounds like their tournament-level wins will need to come from conference.

If travel is a concern, there is no reason that home & homes with Iowa St, Marquette, Creighton or DePaul can't get done.
 

That was the second part of the home/home series with Drake.
Not sure about that. What was the first part? Maybe 2 for 1? Recent Gopher-Drake series is as follows:

12/2/23 home

12/23/21 @ Drake
12/6/2020 home



Before that:
12/23/004 home
11/25/03 @ Drake
 
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