Found April 11, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Devin Crawford-Tufts has left a lot of things behind. He left a track career with high expectations, some unmet. He left what should be asterisks by the names of the 2011 Minnesota boys state champions in the 100- and 200-yard dashes, events that were his to win before a hamstring injury sidelined him. He left behind a family history, a mother who was a college sprinter at Wisconsin. He left behind the kind of hypotheticals that would tempt any athlete, claims from two of his high school coaches that he'd have a shot at the Olympic trials in the 200 if he put his mind to it. He abandoned those solitary notions, notions he could control in favor of team, in favor of jostling for a spot and allowing his hopes and talent to depend on at least in part on others. Devin Crawford-Tufts chose football. The wide receiver, who was a standout sprinter and football player at Edina High School, will play his sophomore season this fall for the Minnesota Gophers football team. ...

Gophers soldier on after the death of Tinsley

MINNEAPOLIS As tough as it may have been, the University of Minnesota football team eventually had to return to the field. Since Friday, the Gophers have grieved the loss of friend and former linebacker Gary Tinsley, who was found dead in his campus apartment. But they know Tinsley would have wanted them to get back to playing the sport they all love. After canceling Saturday'...

Gophers go back to practice after ex-teammate dies

The Minnesota football team has returned to spring practice for the first time since former teammate Gary Tinsley was found dead in his campus apartment. Tinsley died Friday of a yet-to-be-determined cause. The senior linebacker had completed his playing eligibility with the Gophers and was weeks away from his degree. Quarterback MarQueis Gray said Tuesday on a conference call...

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