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Gopher Athletics featured on U of M's State Fair stage Tuesday, Aug. 28

August 27, 2012

The University of Minnesota has a busy schedule planned at the State Fair for Tuesday, Aug. 28, including eight different Gopher Athletics teams appearing on the university’s stage.

Fairgoers are invited to visit the U’s main building and stage, located at the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition, university research, education and outreach will be showcased in seven other locations throughout the fairgrounds, such as the 4-H Building, Miracle of Birth Center and Agriculture Horticulture Building.

Tuesday’s stage and booth highlights include:

On the U of M stage
10 a.m. U of M Alumni Band
10:30 a.m. Women’s Golf
11 a.m. Volleyball
11:30 a.m. Women’s Basketball
12 p.m. Softball
12:30 p.m. Baseball
1 p.m. Gopher Athletics
2 p.m. Men’s Hockey
2:45 p.m. Women’s Swimming and Diving
3:15 p.m. Men’s Swimming and Diving
3:45 p.m. U of M Alumni Band

Inside the U of M Building

Center for Transportation Studies

The U’s Center for Transportation Studies solves vexing transportation challenges in innovative ways, convening diverse communities to brainstorm, debate, share, learn and act. Stop by to take part in Gridlock Buster, an interactive traffic-control game, and Distraction Dodger, an online game designed to help teens and young adults understand the importance of concentration when driving.

Gopher Athletics

Visit Gopher Athletics daily to see displays of the U’s Scholar Athletes, Big Ten Champions, All-Americans and Championship trophies. Watch the 2011-12 Gopher Highlight Video to relive your favorite moments!

Academic Health Center

Pediatric Endocrinology (3 to 9 p.m.)
Learn about type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and related research studies going on at the U through the Department of Pediatrics. Play a Diabetes Jeopardy game to help increase awareness and knowledge about type 1 diabetes.

For a complete schedule of stage and booth programs and more information on the U’s state fair presence and activities, visit


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