The University of Minnesota is struggling to reverse the trend of getting students interested in going to Gopher football games. The Star Tribune reports that student season ticket sales have steadily declined since the 50,800-seat TCF Bank Stadium opened three years ago -- from 10,000 in the first year to 7,800 in the second. This year, just two weeks before the season opener, only 2,000 have been sold.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
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Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise
Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.
Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police
The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.
Coach Kill hands out hundreds of free Gopher tickets to students
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has made it a personal mission to make sure students come to the Gopher's home opener at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday. Kill handed out hundreds of free tickets at an afternoon pep fest at the U of M Friday in an effort to spur student season ticket sales for his team.
Graduation rates for U of M student athletes at record high
Gopher student-athletes have posted a Graduation Success Rate of 83 percent, a record high for the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota's GSR, released by the NCAA, is up 3 percent over last year.
Gopher fans get first taste of alcohol at TCF Bank Stadium
The University of Minnesota uncorked a two-year trial of beer and wine sales at TCF Bank Stadium during the Gophers football game against the University of New Hampshire. Although sales totals won't be available until mid-week, there are indicators that sales were a success.
Gophers, Gray trounce New Hampshire in home opener, 44-7
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers upped their season record to 2-0 with a convincing 44-7 home opener victory over New Hampshire Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
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