Both Gophers basketball teams will open their regular season Nov. 13 at Williams Arena in a true doubleheader format.
One admission will get fans into both games. The women will tip against Wofford at 5:30 p.m. After a 40-minute break, the men's team will open itsseason against Missouri-Kansas City.
Season ticket-holders for the men's team will receive an equal number of free tickets to the women's game, and vice versa.
Arena seats will be cleared between games, to allow for season ticket-holders to sit in their respective seats for each game. For those who don't have season tickets, doubleheader tickets are available.
Following the trend
St. Cloud State is joining the parade of region schools that will pay the total cost of attendance for at least some athletes.
The "cost of attendance" policies go beyond the tuition, fees and room and board expenses covered by traditional scholarships. They would cover additional things such as travel expenses and extra food.
The policy will start in fall 2016 with the Division I men's and women's hockey teams, the St. Cloud Times reported.
Athletic director Heather Weems said the change has been driven in part by lawsuits against the NCAA over what some people see as profiting from athletes, especially in football.
North Dakota State and North Dakota recently announced similar moves.
Weems estimated the additional cost for SCSU would be between $2,500 and $3,000 per player.
• Minnesota Duluth will retire Glenn "Chico" Resch's No. 1 jersey during a first ntermission ceremony at Amsoil Arena on Oct. 30. UMass-Lowell will be the opponent that night.
Resch will be the fourth Bulldogs player to have his number retired, joining Brett Hull (whose No. 29 was retired on Feb. 3, 2006), Keith "Huffer" Christiansen (No. 9 on Jan. 30, 1988) and Bill Watson (No. 14 on Oct. 24).
• Peter Krause defeated Dave Nordeen, the defending champion, in the Minnesota PGA Senior Match Play Championship quarterfinals, 1-up at the Edina Country Club. Next Krause will play Mike Flaherty. Don Berry, a two-time champion, and Mark Peterson will play in the other semifinal.
• Lynn Anderson, a Hopkins native, lost to Karen Garcia 7 and 5 in the round of 16 at the U.S Senior Women's Amateur in Nashville.