Marcus Jones is back for Minnesota, maybe faster than before. The junior cornerback has already recovered from two reconstructive knee surgeries in his college career, and he hasn’t even turned 20. Jones returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown for the Gophers in their season-opening win against UNLV.
Minnesota’s Marcus Jones returned the second half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and the Gophers pulled away for a 51-23 victory over UNLV on Thursday, the 23rd loss in a row on the road for the Rebels.
When Minnesota played at UNLV last year, the Gophers figured they had the summer weather in this series out of the way.
On Thursday, the Gopher football team tries to start the season right at TCF Bank Stadium against UNLV. The heat is on for the program, and this time literally. The extreme heat means more players will play in game one. The Rebels took the favored Gophers to three overtimes in last year’s opener.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced their schedule Wednesday for the upcoming NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The NBA Summer League will feature 22 teams playing a 61-game schedule from July 12-22 on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus.
On the court, Lou Amundson’s a role player who provides the gritty hustle plays. Off the court, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward with the long locks is far from fitting into any one simple stereotype.
Despite winning almost every offensive category, Minnesota found itself in triple overtime against UNLV Thursday night.
The Gophers will open the 2012 football season a bit earlier than planned.