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Oregon State, Gophers' football opponent next week, hosting open tryouts

Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen announced Wednesday the team will host open tryouts next Monday. The announcement comes just eight days before the Beavers open the season against the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Beavers finished 2-10 and on a nine-game losing streak in Andersen’s first season in 2015 and it appears things haven’t improved much. Open tryouts are unusual at high-level Division 1 programs, especially when held just days before the first game.

The announcement was posted on the team’s website and read “Are you ready to don the Orange and Black? … Students should bring workout clothes and cleats (helmets and pads will not be needed).”

The requirements to try out include a physical exam, proof of sickle cell trait testing, and you must be a full-time student with NCAA Division 1 eligibility remaining.

Andersen also held an open tryout last season.

The Oregon State men’s basketball team has hosted open tryouts in recent years and last season made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1990.

If Andersen does find the program’s next star on Monday, chances are he won’t be in uniform next Thursday against the Gophers.

U.S. Bank Stadium sold out for Vikings 2016 season

U.S. Bank Stadium is sold out for the Vikings 2016 season the team announced Thursday morning.

More than 60,400 seats are committed to for the season and the remaining single-game seats are also sold out. The stadium’s final 2016 capacity is 66,655.

“This is a testament to the passion of our fans and tremendous support of the Vikings,” Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said in a press release. “The excitement for this team combined with the overwhelming response to U.S. Bank Stadium is incredible. We cannot wait to create the best home field advantage in the NFL.”

The Vikings have launched ticket and suite wait lists as a limited number of ticket returns are likely throughout the season.

The stadium’s first event, the International Champions Cup soccer match in early August, also sold out with 64,101 tickets sold. Metallica played the first sold out concert at U.S. Bank Stadium last weekend.

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