Found April 10, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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 with Big Ten reporters that the team's leaders pushed for practice Saturday as scheduled. But the coaches decided the players wouldn't be at full speed or focus and took them to an area restaurant and arcade for some bonding instead. Gophers coach Jerry Kill says ''there's no protocol'' for how to handle such a tragedy but that the players are ''doing the best they can.''

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'...

Crawford-Tufts ended track dreams for football

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...

Minnesota Golden Gophers LB Gary Tinsley found dead

Twenty-two year old Gary Tinsley, a recent University of Minnesota football player was found dead in his dormitory room Friday morning, April 6. University Police Chief Greg Hestness “there was no evidence of foul play,” but that this death is suspicious, like most deaths that involve college football and college basketball players. More from Sports Kings: Tinsley’s roommate...

G Armelin granted release from Minnesota

Minnesota has granted guard Chip Armelin his release from the program so he can transfer, clearing the way for star forward Trevor Mbakwe's return for a sixth season. The Golden Gophers announced Armelin's release on Monday. The sophomore averaged 5.2 points and 13.7 minutes per game. But his playing time dwindled down the stretch last season, and he requested his release...

Armelin transferring from Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS Gophers sophomore guard Chip Armelin has been granted his release from the program, the University of Minnesota announced Monday. He will remain on campus as a student for the remainder of the semester, however. Armelin, a Louisiana native, averaged 5.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this season and played in all 38 of Minnesota's games. But his playing time diminished...

Chip Armelin Granted Release

University of Minnesota men’s basketball head coach Tubby Smith and the Golden Gopher basketball program today announced that guard Chip Armelin has asked for, and will be granted release from his scholarship. Armelin will remain on campus scholastically through the end of the semester.

Walker Talks Gopher Offer

Rancho Cucamonga (Cal.) wide receiver Jermel Walker has garnered interest from a number of BCS schools and holds offers from the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and most recently the Utah Utes. was able to catch up with the speedy wide receiver and the get the latest on his recruitment.
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