Aug. 1, 2014
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The University of Minnesota football team officially began its preparation for the 2014 season with a 5 p.m. practice on Friday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.
The Gophers, who open the college football season on Aug. 28, against Eastern Illinois began practice on the outdoor fields at the complex before having to move indoors about halfway through the session as inclement weather rolled through the area.
Friday's practice was the first of 27 before Minnesota faces Eastern Illinois and was conducted with the players wearing shorts, jerseys and helmets. The players will wear their game helmets for the first few practices to make sure they are comfortable with them prior to the season. Each helmet has a 44BM sticker on the back of it, as Minnesota remembers former All-American Bob McNamara who passed away on July 20.
The practice wrapped up slightly before 7 p.m. and was followed by dinner and meetings. The team returns to the field at 10:25 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 for its second practice of the season.
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