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Minnesota releases its own 'Frogger' game

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Minnesota opens the season Thursday night against No. 2 TCU. And perhaps inspired by having an opponent named the Horned Frogs on the schedule, the Gophers are having a little 1980s-style arcade fun.

The school's athletic department has released its own version of "Frogger," in which Goldy Gopher has to "avoid Horned Frogs players, jump on Goldy's slide and push-up plank and score a touchdown."

Truth be told, I spent way too many hours of my precious youth playing "Frogger" on an Atari, so this is an enjoyable piece of nostalgia. And a great way to kill some time before the actual football begins.

You can play the game here.