Minnesota came in as the 16th biggest money-making team out of the NCAA's 339 schools last year -- with a profit of about $8 million. The Gophers didn't do as well when it comes to fans. Minnesota ranked 24th in attendance with an average of 13,241 fans attending their games.
In fear of season being 'wasted,' Zimmer chose to fire DeFilippo
Zimmer indicated that DeFilippo was the fall guy for a sputtering offense.