Minnesota Sports Briefs: Tinsley funeral to be on SaturdayMinnesota Sports
-- Former University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley will be laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of Jacksonville. The 22-year-old senior linebacker was found dead last Friday in his on-campus apartment.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley will be laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of Jacksonville. The 22-year-old senior linebacker was found dead last Friday in his on-campus apartment.
Police say there was no sign of foul play but the cause of death has not been determined. Tinsley completed his fourth season with the Gophers last fall and was scheduled to graduate with a business degree next month. The U of M athletic department set up a memorial fund to help pay funeral expenses and to cover travel costs for Gopher teammates attending Tinsley's service and burial.
The University of Minnesota baseball team lost at South Dakota State 3-1 yesterday. Minnesota fell to 17-17 with the loss. The Gophers host Northwestern for three games this weekend, beginning with a Friday night game at the Metrodome.
University of Minnesota softball pitcher Sara Moulton of Eagan fired a three-hit, complete-game shutout to push the Gophers past Wisconsin-Green Bay 7-0 in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday. Moulton fanned 11 batters. She did not pitch in the second game and the Phoenix upset the Gophers 5-2. Minnesota is now 22-14 on the year. The Gophers play three at Northwestern this weekend.