Gopher Sports Update

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Dec 1 Best of GSU: Gophers Deputy Athletics Director John Cunningham and the Business Behind College Sports

Over the past 30 years, collegiate athletics have adopted many of the marketing and sponsorship strategies employed by professional sports. Today, college sports venues bear the names of corporate sponsors, and broadcast rights fees are important sources of revenue for athletics departments. A look at the business of college sports with Gophers Deputy Athletics Director John Cunningham. 

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Nov 17 Gophers Marching and Athletics Bands

This week, a behind-the-scenes look at the pride of Minnesota–the Golden Gophers Marching Band. It’s one of several athletics bands at the U but by far the most visible.  Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Marching and Athletics Bands Elizabeth (Betsy) Kerns McCann tells us about the process of auditioning for the Marching Band and the role it and the other athletics bands play in promoting Gophers Athletics.

The Marching Band is performing two concerts this weekend at Northrop Auditorium on the U’s Minneapolis campus. Ticket information is available here.

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