Gopher Women’s Basketball November 20—join the fun!

Sun, Nov 20 2022, 2pm

Williams Arena

UMRA has reserved a block of 30 tickets for the Gopher Women’s Basketball game against Presbyterian College at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, November 20. 

It will be a warm-up for the Big Ten Conference season, which starts in December. UMRA has obtained great seats (Section 115) for the bargain price of $6 each. It should be a fun time to get together and enjoy cheering the Gopher women.

It will also be a time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX—the federal civil rights law that changed women’s access to sports. Minnesota has played in the Big Ten since it began sponsoring women’s basketball in 1982.

To order tickets for the Minnesota vs. Presbyterian College game, send me an email saying how many you want. I can give them to you and you can pay me at UMRA’s November 15 luncheon, or we can settle up at the game.

But hurry. The purchase deadline is November 4. After that, unsold tickets will be released to the public.

—Will Craig, [email protected]

Visit to see photos and stories of the barrier-breaking Gopher athletes whose “firsts” paved the way for future generations of women and girls.

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