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 announced practice schedule: Four sessions open to public, including Aug. 9 scrimmage

Posted by: Joe Christensen under Gophers preseason practice Updated: July 22, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Gophers coach Jerry Kill announced the team's preseason practice schedule today, with four sessions open to the public, including a scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium on Aug. 9. The Gophers begin practice Aug. 1 and open their season against Eastern Illinois on Aug. 28.

This is always subject to change, but here's a look at how it will unfold for the Gophers:

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

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