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Matty's House

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Hidden : 1/12/2010
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This cache is dedicated to my father who spent over 40 years working for Gopher Football. To him the location displayed above is holy ground, but with the new stadium on campus he is starting to open up. My father started as a student manager for the Gopher Football team in 1962. Unfortunately that year he wasn't able to go to the Rose Bowl and since then they have never gone back. When they do I promise to take him to the game. He worked as a equipment manager for the University of Minnesota Athletics for a long time and took care of a number of athletes. For some he was the old man getting on their case about getting to class and to others the father they never had. For all of those athletes he has taken care of he has always gone by the name of Matty. There is not a bigger fan or person who has put more blood, sweat and time than my father into Gopher Football and because of that he has been admired by many in college football and his profession. Dad thanks again for all of the wonderful memories that we were able to build and that you built for others during your time at the U of Minnesota.

For any former or current athletes out there that want an update or get in touch with my father feel free to contact me through my geocaching account.

To make this interesting and a little about Gopher Football History answer the following questions below and match it to the letter in the coordinate location. Also make sure to bring a pen or pencil. Difficulty is based on puzzle, actual cache difficulty is 2


A = Football jersey number of the man who's name is on this building
B = Reverse of the numbers of the all time leading rusher in Gopher Football history
C = Football jersey number of the only Gopher Football heisman trophy winner
D = Last digit of the last year the Gophers won a Rose Bowl
E = Second Digit of the year when Minnesota vs. Wisconsin rivalry began
F = Number of touchdowns scored in the first game at TCF Bank Stadium
G = Last digit of the year when the Little Brown Jug was created
H = The number of unique rivalry trophies the Gophers have won
I = Last digit of the year when the last game was played in Memorial Stadium
J = Number of touchdowns Eric Decker scored in 2009
K = Third digit of the attendance of the first Gopher Football game in TCF Bank Stadium

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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