The Gophers football program opens its spring practices for fans and media to watch.

That's a rarity around the Big Ten:


Team Can the general public watch practices? Can media watch practices?

Gophers Yes Yes

Iowa No 15 minutes during first practice; none after that

Michigan No No

Michigan State No First half-hour of one practice per week

Nebraska No First practice only

Northwestern No 13 open, two closed


Illinois No Three open, 12 closed

Indiana No One scrimmage open, all others closed

Ohio State No Wednesdays open, most others closed

Penn State No First hour of first practice, first 25 minutes of some others

Purdue No First 30 minutes of each practice

Wisconsin No First four closed, all open after that