University of Minnesota Opens Hall of Fame named for T. Denny Sanford, N`58
The T. Denny Sanford Athletics Hall of Fame opened on September 10 at TCF Bank Stadium. T. Denny Sanford, N ’58, was present for the ceremonial ribbon cutting along with university president Robert Bruininks and athletics director Joel Maturi. Following the ceremony a public open house was held, and many of the Brothers of Alpha Nu as well as Alpha Visitor Derek Taylor and area alumni were in attendance.
Brother Sanford’s personal gift to TCF Bank Stadium was the largest received, making the Hall of Fame, which has been a longtime goal for many Golden Gopher fans, possible. Located on the Southwest corner of TCF Bank Stadium with access through the John & Nancy Lindahl Premium Entrance, admission to the Hall of Fame is now free and open to the public.
One of the nation’s best athletics programs, the Hall of Fame honors the University of Minnesota’s many great teams, student-athletes and coaches with more than 5,000 square feet of exhibits. All 25 Gopher Sports are highlighted through interactive displays, powerful images, memorable play-by-play audio as well as a number of significant items commemorating the rich history of Minnesota Athletics. Members of the ‘M’ Club Hall of Fame are also honored in the space with a wall of plaques dedicated to each inductee.