Gopher Sport News 18 Dec 13

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.

Minnesota Hoops

 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.