The Gophers kick off their 2013 season Thursday night against UNLV at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Minnesota beat the Runnin’ Rebels in Las Vegas to open last season, the first of four straight Gopher wins to open the 2012 season.

Overall the Gophers finished 6-7 last season and 2-6 in Big Ten play. Thursday's game can be heard on AM 1390-The FAN beginning with the pregame show at 5 pm.