Gophers FB,VB News 13 Aug 13

 The Golden Gopher football team was on the field Monday after taking Sunday off following their first full scrimmage of training camp on Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium.  Head Coach Jerry Kill said after going back and looking at the video from Saturday night he was pleased with what he saw early on but things got a bit sloppy as the scrimmage continued.  He wasn’t worried though, said it was to be expected considering they’re just about two weeks into camp.  Practice #13 is today at 10:25 a.m. at the Gibson-Nagurski Complex.  The Gophers open the season on August 29th at home against UNLV.

 Gopher Volleyball Highly Touted

The University of Minnesota volleyball program begins the 2013 season as the sixth-ranked team in the nation, announced yesterday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.  The last time Minnesota held a sixth-place preseason ranking dates back to 2010 after Minnesota came off a 2009 Final Four appearance.  Minnesota opens the 2013 campaign August 30-31, at the UAB/Samford Challenge in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Golden Gophers open the home season, Sept. 6-7, hosting Ball State, Duke and Western Illinois as a part of the Diet Coke Classic.  All home matches will be played at the Sports Pavilion on the University of Minnesota campus.