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.
Gopher basketball opens season Friday against American University
Williams Arena is the place to be Friday night if you’re a Gopher basketball fan. The men’s team opens the season against American University. It marks the start of a season in which Minnesota hopes to end a two-year drought and return to the NCAA tournament.