Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Every Gopher - and Viking - Grab a Shovel

When it comes to news production, the fine folks who serve in the public relations offices of colleges and universities often do some nice work. This video from the University of Minnesota University of Relations office is no exception. The three-and-a-half-minute piece includes a time-lapse of the snow removal and details the dedicated efforts of university staff and numerous other individuals toward preparing the already-winterized TCF Bank Stadium for Monday night’s Vikings – Bears game. It took 27,000 man hours to shovel and haul snow out of the stadium, according to Minnesota Associate Athletics Director Scott Ellison. Cool Fact of the Day: Workers, Ellison said, removed 40,000 cubic yards of snow, which if pilled back on to the field, would stack up to 20 feet high.
Photo: Reuters/Eric Miller

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