Gopher Football Team Back Practicing
The Texas Bowl-bound University of Minnesota football team is scheduled for a late afternoon practice today on campus. The team was given yesterday and Monday off, after practices late last week and over the weekend. The 8-and-4 Golden Gophers are preparing for 6-and-6 Syracuse Orange in a Big Ten vs. ACC matchup in Houston on December 27th. Minnesota will practice again tomorrow and Friday before leaving the Twin Cities on Saturday to head to Houston for a week of preparation in Texas.
The Golden Gopher men’s and women’s basketball teams are each preparing for Friday games at Williams Arena. The Minnesota men are hosting Nebraska-Omaha for an 8 p.m. game at the Barn on Friday. Minnesota is 9-and-2, while U-N-O is 8-and-3. Meanwhile, the Gopher women host UCLA for a noon game at Williams Arena on Friday. That is the opening game of a three-team round robin tournament the U of M is hosting. Game Two of the weekend is Saturday at 2 p.m. and features UCLA and Auburn. Auburn then plays Minnesota on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Gopher women are 9-and-2. UCLA is 4-and-5. Auburn is 7-and-3.