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Interest in football slipping significantly at Minnesota

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08:18 AM ET 08.16 | So much for an on-campus stadium generating interest. Three years after opening a new football stadium, the University of Minnesota is scrambling to get students -- and fans in general -- interested in going to the games. Student season-ticket sales have steadily dropped from 10,000 in the first year at the 50,800-seat TCF Bank Stadium, to 7,800 the second year to less than 6,000 last year. Now, with the team's first home game on Sept. 8 less than a month away, roughly 2,000 student season tickets have been sold for the $288 million on-campus stadium that was seen as a key to rekindling passion and attendance after almost three decades in the Metrodome. "We lose a lot, so there's not really a reason to go to a game," Jessica Shudy, a sophomore from Minneapolis, said.

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Jerry Kill, Icon Sports Jerry Kill, Icon Sports
August 16, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Well they are the Vikings..................


Oh wait.............




Nevermind..

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August 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Like Al Davis said "Just win baby".

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August 16, 2012  09:07 AM ET

They're good. They're in the B1G.

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August 16, 2012  09:26 AM ET

So, are they a Leader that can't sell student tix, or a Legend that can't sell student tix?

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August 16, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They're good. They're in the B1G.

Murderer's row has them all fouled up...too bad they can't play LSOP more often.

 
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