Gopher Score

The Gopher Score Priority Ranking System

The Gopher Score ranking system is used to assign a ranking to each eligible customer for processes including:


  • Season ticket upgrades
  • Post-season tournament ticket on-sales (including Bowl Games and NCAA Tournaments)
  • Priority for single-game ticket on-sales
  • Gopher Loyalty Program Selection Dates / Number of Benefits

The Gopher Score formula balances the importance of season ticket loyalty and philanthropic giving to Gopher Athletics. Current season ticket holders for any sport and/or active Gopher Athletics donors who make an annual gift of $50 or more is given a score and rank. The point criteria for Gopher Score is listed below:

  • Current Year Giving to Athletics - 10 points per $100
  • Previous Giving to Athletics - 3 points per $100
  • Consecutive Years of Season Ticket Purchase - 10 points per year and per sport
  • Planned Giving to Athletics - 1 point per $1,000
  • Gopher Athletics Letter Winner - 50 point one-time allocation
  • Lifetime Giving of $5,000-plus to the University of Minnesota Outside of Athletics (i.e. Masonic Children's Hospital/Carlson School/Arboretum) - One-time 150 Point Allocation
  • University of Minnesota Alumni - One-time 25 Point Allocation
  • Student Season Ticket Holder - 5 points per sport/per year (allocated upon graduation beginning with the 2019-20 Academic Year)

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Annual Giving Calendar

The annual giving calendar is an important part of the Gopher Athletic year. These dates are shared in advance so that season ticket holders and donors have a timeline of important deadlines throughout the year.

See the Gopher Athletics Annual Giving calendar and important dates below: