BOB BRUININKSGame 616 | March 25, 2003
President Bruininks succeeded Mark Yudof as the 15th President of the University of Minnesota in November 2002. A 40-year campus veteran, Bruininks had served the University as a professor, dean, executive vice president and provost. He said that the University and the Minnesota Vikings had recently concluded that a joint-venture football stadium on campus was not going to work. Shortly thereafter, the Gophers approached the State Legislature for help in financing what was to become TCF Bank Stadium.
Game 712 | March 27, 2008
The University president said he was thrilled with the progress of TCF Bank Stadium on campus. He said the stadium would anchor a building boom to the east of the new stadium that would be the University's largest expansion since the building of the West Bank in the late 1960s.
Game 740 | August 27, 2009
Bob Bruininks, Joel Maturi
Just two weeks before the opening of TCF Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota, President Bruininks and Athletic Director Joe Maturi hosted Dunkers at the new facility. The tour of the $288 million facility was the first Dunkers meeting away from the Minneapolis Club in more than a decade.