2013 Season Opener At Minnesota Moved

Oct. 16, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV's opening football game next season at Minnesota has officially been moved up two days and will be played Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, the schools announced. Kickoff time is TBA.

The Rebels, who hosted the Golden Gophers to begin the current season on a Thursday in August, will be making the program's first visit to the state of Minnesota next fall.

Minnesota Athletics officials reached an agreement with the Minnesota State Fair that will see the Gophers open the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 football seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the Thursday night before Labor Day. The games were originally scheduled to take place on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.