Bleeding maroon and gold in Bulldog country on game day

Updated: April 08, 2021 07:11 PM
Created: April 08, 2021 11:00 AM

There is plenty of excitement on campus ahead of the big game on Thursday. People stopped into the store to pick up UMD Bulldog shirts or sweatshirts.

Even those who aren't Bulldogs themselves. Mia and Jocelyn are St. Scholastica students, but wanted to show they are rooting for the 'Dogs.

"We're buying gear to support a fellow Duluth team," Mia shared. 

Jocelyn added, "We picked out some crew necks, to have in our closets. And to wear tonight."

It was also time to bleed maroon and gold, during a Red Cross blood drive in the Kirby ballroom.

Tyler Muellner, a senior, wore his hockey jersey to the blood drive. "I knew the Bulldogs were playing tonight. I wanted to show support for the school and the team. I grew up playing hockey and I love to watch hockey. I'm excited for them, to try and get three wins in a row."

UMD's Pre-Medicine Club hosted the event, which was planned before the line up was set for the Frozen Four. 

"Each year the Pre-Med club does two blood drives. One in the fall and one in the spring. It just worked out it was here on campus and in April," said Madison Suess, president of the club.

Timing couldn't have been better, according to Corey Boe, donor recruitment for the Red Cross. "To add that extra spin, and get that community feel. Not only is it for people and patients who need blood, but also doing this to pump ourselves up. And we don't get enough of that anymore. So this worked out great."

The plan was to collect donations from 40 people, which would help save 120 lives. And some of the plasma collected will help those who are battling COVID-19.

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