Dr. Stephen Ross, director of undergraduate studies and associate professor of sport management in the School of Kinesiology, and Slade Williams, senior sport management student, weighed in on the great student turnout at this year’s Texas Bowl game in a Minnesota Daily article.
In the article, “Student attendance numbers up for Texas Bowl,” Williams said, “It was exciting to see the growth – the number of students who attended compared to last year.” Williams added that he would recommend the trip to others because it was special college experience. Three buses filled with students traveled down to Houston to support the Golden Gophers in a competitive face off with the Syracuse Orange football team. Dr. Ross explained that the increase in ticket sales was due to the name change of the bowl, the Gopher’s win-lose record, and Syracuse’s reputation.
The Daily reported that the University of Minnesota sold 3,375 tickets which was 200 more than last year. The Gophers fought hard but ended up losing in the last quarter with a final score of 21-17, making there season record 8-5.
Image courtesy of University of Minnesota football page.