Gophers set preseason fall football practice schedule

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Football season is drawing near as the Minnesota Gophers have announced their preseason practice schedule.

Gophers coach Jerry Kill announced that the team will open its preseason camp Aug. 7. The schedule shows 26 practices before the Gophers season opener against TCU on Sept. 3 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Four of the sessions will be open to the public, including a scrimmage scheduled for Aug. 15.

Gophers Practice Schedule

  • Aug. 7, 10:25 AM – Practice #1, Gibson-Nagurski
  • Aug. 8, 10:25 AM – Practice #2, Gibson-Nagurski
  • Aug. 9, 10:25 AM – Practice #3, Gibson-Nagurski
  • Aug. 10, 10:25 AM – Practice #4, Gibson-Nagurski (Open to public)
  • Aug. 11, 10:25 AM – Practice #5, Gibson-Nagurski (Open to public)
  • Aug. 13, 9:10 AM & 4:45 PM – Practices #6 & #7
  • Aug. 14, 10:25 AM – Practice #8 Gibson-Nagurski (Open to public)
  • Aug. 15, 10:10 AM – Practice #9 Scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium
  • Aug. 17, 9:10 AM & 4:45 PM – Practices #10 & #11
  • Aug. 18, 10:25 AM – Practice #12
  • Aug. 19, 9:10 AM & 4:45 PM – Practices #13 & #14
  • Aug. 20, 10:25 AM – Practice #15
  • Aug. 21, 9:10 AM & 4:25 PM – Practices #16 & #17
  • Aug. 22, 10:10 AM – Practice #18
  • Aug. 25, 9:10 AM & 4:40 PM – Practices #19 & #20
  • Aug. 26, 10:25 AM – Practice #21
  • Aug. 27, 8:00 PM – Practice #22
  • Aug. 29, 4:15 PM – Practice #23
  • Aug. 30, 4:15 PM – Practice #24
  • Aug. 31, 4:15 PM – Practice #25
  • Sept. 1, 4:15 PM – Practice #26

After back-to-back eight-win seasons, the Gophers have one of the toughest schedules in the Big Ten this year, which includes non-conference games against TCU and Colorado State.

The Big Ten season also features a matchup with defending National Champion Ohio State along with home games against Nebraska and Wisconsin.

After originally setting the over/under for number of wins for the Gophers at 5.5, Bovada has bumped it up to 6.

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