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Despite decade of sub-par seasons, Gopher’s basketball ranks high for revenue and attendance

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.
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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.

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