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"I cannot any anymore that that that is a sport that generates positive revenue based on the empty seats. When I tune in a game in both games against Ohio State. We're on Fox Sports north. It's a major problem. The it. Sure is right now, Minnesota gopher women's basketball and kudos to Lindsay Whalen. An accurate off to a great start. They win again today. That's a much tougher ticket over there in dinky town, then gopher men's hockey about three weeks ago that you had a situation where Minnesota football hosted northwestern men's hockey was playing that night and women's basketball was also playing that night everything on the u of m campus, I checked the ticket prices at the stubhub and vivid that day and easily the most expensive seat was women's hoops. And it was like forty eight dollars cheapest seat to get in to see Lindsay Whalen and her team while gopher football and gopher hockey. They were practically giving away the seats on the secondary market. So you're right. They have to change that that the thing is I know a lot of people have faith and Bob Moscow. He did a great job at Saint Cloud state. And he probably will get this thing on track. But I don't think. You can assume anything, and here's why the last time Minnesota had a coaching change in hockey. They went from. They brought in Don Lucia, right. They made that change from Doug wilder Lucia while the program was still at a very high level, then and they weren't competing with Minnesota state so much anymore, or you know, you MD's always been in the mix, but but Meiji state Minnesota state Mankato, even Saint Cloud state. Now, you look at the landscape here in the state. They're not the best program right now in the state of Minnesota for hockey, they're in the big ten it's different conference. You've you've said many times now in the last three or four years that splitting up the old W C H A and going to the big ten is really hurt the gophers and a lot of those old school teams among other facts. Yes. So Bob Moscow takes over with a different backdrop and landscape then when Don Lucia replaced, Doug. Woo. Is it impossible to repair this thing? No. Because he's got Mary you Chia Rina. It's an outstanding venue for hockey. He's got a TV contract with Fox Sports north that shows up all over the upper midwest. I mean, there's no reason they shouldn't win. But I I wouldn't assume it. Yeah. It is tough in in the TV deal is one of the problems before we break here that that is one of the factors in a number of factors. You have the move to big ten hockey that's been well documented the charging of exorbitant seat licenses for the best seats in the building. The overall ticket price has gone through the roof. I in my opinion, and the fact that you can't always find the games on television. Once upon a time, the games were always on Fox Sports north. They were always there. Now, he had two in a row against Ohio State. But when BT and decides all they want it or you can't consistently find the games on television that hurts and a very crowded sports marketplace that you and I talk about extreme competition year round in this for for dollars for eyeballs. I it is a big challenge. But we'll see. Any wagers on a two two tie tonight that ends in favor of Michigan in a second. Overtime. I what are the odds? Three in a row have gone that route for Minnesota name ain't good for tonight. Quick break. We've got more on a sports Saturday here at C C O.."