Gophers offering chancy 'Golden Ticket' through midnight

Publish date:

This being Cyber Monday, you have until midnight tonight to cash in on a promotion the University of Minnesota is calling "The Golden Ticket."

For $75, a fan can buy one pass to either nine Gophers men's basketball Big 10 home games or to all 10 men's hockey games (played after Jan. 1.).

But there's a catch. Buying the ticket is actually a gamble.

If you go to a game, and the Gophers lose, that ticket becomes void. It won't get you in to the next contest on the schedule.

Gophers ticket director Brent Holck tells the Star Tribune the U is "trying to be creative in product offerings."

The gamble isn't exactly as alluring as buying a Powerball ticket.

As of Sunday, about 30 Golden Tickets were sold for basketball games -- with hockey sales lagging behind that.

Next Up


Olympics: Gophers could be golden

The University of Minnesota could have a couple of its alumni win gold medals at the London Olympics on Saturday. Former Gopher basketball star Lindsay Whalen has helped lead Team USA to the gold medal game, and former Gopher volleyball star Lindsey Berg will go for gold Saturday, too.

Golden Gophers claim MacNaughton Cup championship outright

Two third period goals helped lead Minnesota to a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Nate Schmidt netted the game winning goal with about 7.5 minutes left in the game. The Gophers (24-12-1, 20-8) host Alaska Anchorage for the best-of-three playoff series starting Friday night.