Gopher FB Team to Hold Spring Game Saturday

The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team will hold its annual spring game this Saturday, April 22, beginning at 11 a.m. Admission to the game is free to the public, with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. Fans will be able to enter the Metrodome through either Gate F or Gate H on the west side of the Metrodome or Gate D on the southeast corner. Interactive games and prizes for kids will be available on the main concourse from the time the doors open until the start of the game.

Also included in the festivities will be the unveiling of the Gophers' 1960 replica uniform that will be worn during Minnesota's game with North Dakota State on Oct. 21. The uniform will be displayed in the main concourse. The 1960 Gophers captured the school's sixth national championship and third Associated Press National Championship with an 8 -2 record, while reaching the Rose Bowl for the first time in school history. Following Minnesota's game with NDSU, the uniforms will be available for sale to the general public through an auction.

The 2006 Gophers will open the season on Aug. 31 at Kent State and will begin their home schedule at the Metrodome on Sept. 16 against Temple. Season tickets are on sale through the Gopher Ticket Office by calling 1-800-U-GOPHER outside the Twin Cities area or (612) 624-8080 within the toll free calling area. Tickets may also be purchased online at In addition to Temple and North Dakota State, the Gophers home schedule includes Michigan (Sept. 30), Penn State (Oct. 7), Indiana (Nov. 4) and Iowa (Nov. 18).

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