Game photos from Minnesota's game against Western Michigan at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 15, 2012.
Chris Ashton has served as an assistant athletic trainer with the University of Minnesota and the Golden Gopher football team since 2002.
Ashton, a Wheeling, W.V., native, graduated from West Virginia University in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education in athletic training. While serving as a student athletic trainer, Ashton worked with all Mountaineer athletic programs including football, wrestling and baseball.
Ashton was familiar with the Big Ten prior to joining the Gophers, working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Michigan football program from 2000-2002.
He received his masters' degree of science kinesiology from Michigan in April 2002 prior to his arrival at Minnesota.
Ashton and his wife Kayla reside in New Brighton.
Preparation Is Second To None For Rallis
From the weight room to the film room to the dining room, senior Nick Rallis prepares his body and mind for every play.
Annual Auction Benefits Tinsley's Scholarship
The third annual Minnesota Ultimate Auction is now live with all proceeds benefiting the Gary Tinsley Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Game 1: Oregon State at Minnesota
Minnesota kicks off the 2016 season at 8 p.m. on Thursday against Oregon State. The game can be seen on Big Ten Network and heard on KOOL 108.