Jan. 25, 2011


No Dome Sweet Home


Minnesota has had to juggle its schedule after learning that its home field, the Metrodome, will not be available in February and March due to ongoing roof repairs.


The 28th annual Dairy Queen Classic has been moved to Tucson, Ariz. The six games will be played at the Kino Sports Complex, the former Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox. The revised schedule is:


Friday, March 4 Minnesota vs. South Alabama, 1 p.m. MT; Oklahoma State vs. Washington State, 4 p.m. MT

Saturday, March 5 Minnesota vs. Washington State, 1 p.m. MT; Oklahoma State vs. South Alabama, 4 p.m. MT

Sunday, March 6 South Alabama vs. Washington State, 10 a.m. MT; Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. MT


Minnesota cancelled its Metrodome Tournament, which was scheduled for March 11-13. The Gophers planned to host Butler, Gonzaga and Illinois. Minnesota will now play a three-game series against Gonzaga in Sacramento, Calif.


The Gophers have moved their three-game series with Cal Poly to San Luis Obispo on March 25-27. The Mustangs will travel to Minnesota in 2012.


The Gophers were forced to cancel two-game series with North Dakota and Cal State Bakersfield.


No decision has yet been made for the availability of the Metrodome in April and May. Minnesota has 16 home games schedules, including Big Ten series with Purdue, Northwestern, Iowa and Ohio State.


(photo courtesy of Minnesota Media Relations Office)