New Brushed Steel 3M Branding Coming to 3M Arena at Mariucci.
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Gophers Sports Sells 3M Naming Rights to Mariucci Arena

Minneapolis, Minn. — Seeking new revenue streams to fund their $169 million athlete village, the University of Minnesota announced a 14-year, $11.2 million sponsorship agreement with 3M on Monday.  The Gopher hockey facility will now be known as 3M Arena at Mariucci, and funding from naming rights will directly support construction of the new Athletes Village. “I feel like we’re enhancing our program, we talk all the time, we’re such a visual element of the […]

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North Star College Cup Shelved

Minneapolis, Minn.–After a four-year cycle, the North Star College Cup is no more, as fan apathy towards college hockey in Big Ten and National College Hockey Conference era stubbornly persists. “Institutions had hoped the tournament would appeal to more fans, however, the interest level has not grown over the last four years as we had hoped,” said the University of Minnesota in a release. The event drew paid attendance of 28,906 and 28,715 during the […]

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Beavers Best Gophers in North Star Cup Opener

Bemidji Comes Back in 3rd to Beat Minnesota 4-2 St. Paul, MN – “I’m embarrassed for myself and for our team today.” Justin Kloos did not mince words after the Gophers’ 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Bemidji State Beavers Saturday evening, visibly upset at the effort and the result of yet another Gopher loss at the hands of an in-state rival. Connor Reilly summed it up with a little more verbosity: “We didn’t […]