Date Could Be Broken

From Time Wire Reports

Minnesota’s home game against Illinois, scheduled for Oct. 23, will be played a day early if the Minnesota Twins advance to the World Series, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.

The Twins, who share the Metrodome with the Golden Gophers and the NFL’s Vikings, would play host to the World Series opener on Oct. 23 if they advance that far, something the team hasn’t done since 1991.

If the Twins do advance to the Series, the Gophers would play the Fighting Illini on the night of Oct. 22, a Friday.


“The Big Ten regrets having to reschedule a football game to Friday night,” Commissioner Jim Delany said. “Out of several unattractive options, this outcome was considered the most feasible.”


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