MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Governor Mark Dayton says he's "appalled" to hear of a new sports ticket bundling practice for students at the University of Minnesota.

Dayton called U of M President Eric Kaler Friday to express his disappointment and followed up with a letter.

The governor told Kaler the Legislature provided additional funding to hold down student tuition and that university officials should not "invent other ways" to increase students' costs.

The Student Senate voted Thursday against the bundling policy, implemented this summer.

It forces students to buy football season passes if they want to purchase tickets to other sporting events.

Students who were hoping to buy Gopher hockey tickets unbundled were out of luck because those who bought football tickets had already snapped them up.