The University of Minnesota football program invites fans to attend three open practices as they prepare for their season opener Thursday, August 30 against New Mexico State at TCF Bank Stadium. You can even drop off a decorated oar that will be displayed outside the team's locker room.

The first open practice is Saturday, August 4 at 3:30 pm at the outdoor fields at the Athletes Village. On Friday, August 10 fans can watch the team practice on their game field at TCF at 4 pm. Thursday, August 16 an open practice at the Athletes Village begins at 3:30 pm.

The Friday, August 10 event will also feature Goldy Gopher, plus the team will hold a diaper drive to benefit the Diaper Bank of Minnesota to assist families in need. This would also be the day to bring a decorated oar to add to the team's "Row The Boat" mantra.

KRFO AM 1390 will again your station for Golden Gopher football. Check out the team's full schedule.

Also read, Story Lines for Vikings training camp and the Owatonna Huskies football camp begins Monday, August 6.