Minnesota football players returning to campus this week
Members of the Minnesota football team will be returning to campus this week as the school prepares to take steps towards having fall sports return on time.
In-person, voluntary workouts will resume this week with football student-athletes being the first to return to campus. Players are expected to be doing strength and conditioning training sometime in the middle of the week.
Men’s and women’s basketball, soccer and volleyball players will follow the football team’s lead.
“Our staff has spent the past several weeks preparing for our student-athletes to return to campus and has worked diligently to provide them with the safest environment possible,” said athletic director Mark Coyle.
Several B1G universities have either allowed student-athletes to return to campus for voluntary workouts or have announced plans to do so in the coming days. The NCAA lifted its moratorium on organized team workouts and activities on June 1.
Minnesota’s season opener is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 against FAU.