Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Gophers announce preseason camp schedule; three practices and scrimmage open to public

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers preseason practice Updated: July 23, 2013 - 4:09 PM

CHICAGO -- The Gophers will open preseason camp on Aug. 2 in preparation for their Aug. 29 opener against UNLV, the team announced today, adding that three of their practices and a scrimmage will be open to the public.

As Coach Jerry Kill has mentioned to Sid Hartman, the Gophers won't be able to hold two-a-day practices until Aug. 10 because summer session doesn't let out until Aug. 9. We'll get Kill's thoughts on that and other topics, when Big Ten Media Days open Wednesday.

Here's a look at the preseason camp dates:

Aug. 2, 5:15 PM – Practice #1, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media
Aug. 3, 10:25 AM – Practice #2, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media
Aug. 4, 10:25 AM – Practice #3, Gibson-Nagurski Complex, Open to Public/Media
Aug. 5, 5:15 PM – Practice #4, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 6, 5:15 PM – Practice #5, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 7, 5:15 PM – Practice #6, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 8. 5:15 PM – Practice #7, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 9, 5:15 PM – Practice #8, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 10, 9:10 AM/4:40 PM – Practice #9/#10, Gibson-Nagurski Complex/TCF Bank Stadium, Practice #10 Is Open to Public/Media
Aug. 11 – No practice
Aug. 12, 9:10 AM/4:40 PM – Practice #11/#12, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 13, 10:25 AM – Practice #13, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 14, 9:10 AM/4:40 PM – Practice #14/#15, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 15, 10:25 AM – Practice #16, TCF Bank Stadium
Aug. 16, 9:10 AM/4:40 PM – Practice #17/#18, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 17, 6:07 PM – Practice #19, TCF Bank Stadium
Aug. 18 – No practice
Aug. 19 – No practice
Aug. 20, 9:10 AM/4:40 PM – Practice #20/#21, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 21, 10:25 AM – Practice #22, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 22, 10:25 AM – Practice #23, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 23 – No practice
Aug. 24, 3:40 PM – Practice #24, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 25, 3:40 PM – Practice #25, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 26, 3:40 PM – Practice #26, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 27, 3:40 PM – Practice #27, Gibson-Nagurski Complex
Aug. 28, – No practice
Aug. 29 – Game vs. UNLV at 6:07

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