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Gophers announce preseason practice schedule

Posted by: Michael Rand under Gophers preseason practice Updated: July 30, 2012 - 10:06 PM

The Gophers football program announced the team's preseason practice schedule Monday night. The first practice of preseason camp is Saturday. The first seven practices at the Gibson-Nagurski Complex and an ensuing scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium are open to the public. Here are the times, dates and policies from a press release sent by the athletic department:

August 2, 12 p.m. – Pre-Camp News Conference, Gibson-Nagurski Team Room

August 4, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #1, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media

August 5, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #2, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media

August 6, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #3, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media

August 7, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #4, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media

August 8, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #5, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media

August 9, 9:10 a.m./4:40 p.m. – Practice #6/#7, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media

August 10, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #8 (Scrimmage), TCF Bank Stadium, Open to Public/Media

August 11, 9:10 a.m./4:40 p.m. – Practice #9/#10, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 12, No Practice

August 13, 9:10 a.m./4:40 p.m. – Practice #11/#12, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 14, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #13, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 15, 9:10 a.m./4:40 p.m. – Practice #14/#15, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 16, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #16 (Scrimmage), TCF Bank Stadium, No Availability

August 17, 9:10 a.m./4:40 p.m. – Practice #17/#18, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 18, 8:07 p.m. – Practice #19 (Scrimmage), TCF Bank Stadium, No Availability

August 19, No Practice

August 20, No Practice

August 21, 9:10 a.m./4:40 p.m. – Practice #20/#21, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 22, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #22, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 23, 10:25 a.m. – Practice #23, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, First 20 Minutes Open to Media

August 24, No Practice

 

Media availability for August 25 and beyond will be announced at a later date

 

August 25, 3:40 p.m. – Practice #24, Gibson-Nagurski Complex

August 26, 3:40 p.m. – Practice #25, Gibson-Nagurski Complex

August 27, 3:40 p.m. – Practice #26, Gibson-Nagurski Complex

August 28, 3:40 p.m. – Practice #27, Gibson-Nagurski Complex

August 29, Travel to Las Vegas

August 30, 8 p.m. – Game at UNLV

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