Gary Tinsley: A tragic end to an inspiring turnaround

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Gary Tinsley: A tragic end to an inspiring turnaround

In five weeks, the transformation would have been complete. Gary Tinsley, who arrived at the University of Minnesota as an immature kid with a love of football but not classrooms, was about to depart as a full-grown leader with a gold-leaf diploma. "I think I became a better person" at Minnesota, the Gophers' middle linebacker said last November. "I think I've come out on top."...

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