Gophers may be forced to reschedule Penn St. game

Updated: September 14, 2006, 6:00 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Playoff baseball could force the Minnesota football team to reschedule its Oct. 7 home game against Penn State.

The Golden Gophers play their home games at the Metrodome, the home of Major League Baseball's Twins. If the Twins are the American League's wild card team or have the third-best record among AL division winners, the Gophers' game would be moved to Saturday, Nov. 25, the Big Ten Conference said in a statement Thursday.

If the Twins have the best or second-best record among AL division winners, the Penn State-Minnesota game would be played as scheduled Oct. 7.

According to the Big Ten, Minnesota will be financially responsible for all additional costs incurred by Penn State due to a rescheduling. In addition, Penn State fans unable to attend a rescheduled game may be able to may seek reimbursement for a documented, direct financial loss associated with unused game tickets and non-refundable travel and hotel expenses.