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Cooper wears Tinsley's No. 51 with pride

LAS VEGAS There was no name on the back of it, but seeing the No. 51 Gophers jersey on the field Thursday was enough to give University of Minnesota football fans goosebumps as their team took on UNLV.Last season, the No. 51 belonged Gary Tinsley, the former Gophers linebacker who suddenly and tragically passed away in early April due to a heart condition. Wearing Tinsley's...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers' LBs ready for opportunity ahead

MINNEAPOLIS Four months after his death, former Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley is still very much on the minds of his University of Minnesota teammates. As the Gophers took to the field this past weekend to begin fall camp, they wore "GT51" stickers on the backs of their practice helmets. When the season starts Aug. 30 against UNLV, they'll wear a similar memorial...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Gophers defining progress as consistency

By Jesse Temple FOXSportsWisconsin.com CHICAGO Progress is measured in different increments at a college football program coming off a three-win season. For the University of Minnesota, taking a step toward respectability would be considered a substantial advancement. Whether respectability means earning a bowl bid or simply competing more frequently remains to be seen. But Gophers...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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