Found August 16, 2012 on Throw The Flag:
The Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Big Ten Conference are having some trouble selling tickets to their games this year. Minnesota Head Coach Jerry Kill had a rough year last year and that definitely has something to do with it. Student season-ticket sales have steadily dropped from 10,000 in the first year at the 50,800-seat TCF Bank Stadium, to 7,800 the second year to less than 6,000 last year. Now, with the team’s first home game on Sept. 8 less than a month away, roughly 2,000 student season tickets have been sold for the $288 million on-campus stadium that was seen as a key to rekindling passion and attendance after almost three decades in the Metrodome. I would love to see the Gopher students show up in full force for games when some Big Ten schools come rolling into town. HT Star Tribune and EDSBS

Minnesota football team takes break from practice to play paintball (Video)

The University of Minnesota football team took part in a fun team building exercise with a paintball outing in Lakeville last weekend, and they filmed some highlights for their fans. The players seemed to enjoy it, and their natural competitive spirit came out as they genuinely wanted to win each battle. We like the use of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" as...
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