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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesotamarker. The university fields both men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, gymnastics, golf, ice hockey, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Men's-specific sports include baseball, football, and wrestling. Women's-specific sports include rowing, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Joel Maturi has been the Athletic Director since 2002.

In men's and women's ice hockey, the Gophers belong to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In all other sports, they belong to the Big Ten Conference. Most of the facilities that the teams use for training and competitive play are located on the East Bank of the Minneapolismarker campus. There are arenas for men and women basketball (Williams Arenamarker) as well as hockey (Mariucci Arenamarker and Ridder Arenamarker). The Gopher football team began playing at TCF Bank Stadiummarker in Fall 2009.

Cheerleaders and the Dance Team are also part of the university's athletic department; they are present at events for basketball, hockey, football, and volleyball.

During the 2006–2007 academic year, the Golden Gophers wrestling team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title. The Golden Gophers also won conference championships in men's hockey, men's golf, women's rowing, men's swimming and diving, and women's indoor track and field.

National championships

  • Football (6):
1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960
  • Men's Basketball (2):
1902, 1919
  • Men's Ice Hockey (7):
1929, 1940, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
  • Women's Ice Hockey (3):
2000, 2004, 2005


  • Baseball (3):
1956, 1960, 1964
  • Men's Golf (1):
2002
  • Men's Outdoor Track and Field (1):
1948
  • Wrestling (3):
2001, 2002, 2007


Notes: With the exception of football, national championships are awarded by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA itself does not award a championship for Division I-A football. The NCAA began awarding national championships for men's basketball in 1939; previous championships were retroactively awarded by the Helms Athletic Foundation. The NCAA began awarding national championships for men's ice hockey in 1948; previous championships were awarded by the Amateur Athletic Union and by the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA began awarding national championships for women's ice hockey in 2001; previous championships were awarded by the American Women's College Hockey Alliance.

Traditions

Maroon and Gold

In 1880, the University of Minnesota was preparing for spring graduation. For the previous 29 years, different graduation colors were used every ceremony. In spring 1880, President Folwell began a tradition of common school colors at the University. He asked an English instructor, Mrs. Augusta Smith, to select proper colors to use for graduation ribbons and other occasions. She chose maroon and gold, which made a favorable impression on the students and faculty in 1880. As the years passed and without any kind of formal action, maroon and gold became the official school colors.


The "Golden" Gophers

The Gopher mascot is a tradition as old as the state. Minnesota was tabbed the “Gopher State” in 1857 after a satirizing cartoon, depicting nine Gophers with the heads of local politicians pulling a locomotive, was published. The story was over legislative action for a $5 million railroad proposal in western Minnesota. Later, the University picked up the nickname.

The “Golden” adjective has not always been a part of the Gopher nickname. During the 1930s, the Gophers wore gold jerseys and pants. Legendary KSTP radio announcer Halsey Hall coined the term “Golden Gophers” in reference to the team’s all-gold attire on the field. From 1932 through 1941, Minnesota compiled an impressive record, losing only 12 games and winning seven Big Ten titles and five national championships—a true “golden” decade of Gopher football.

School songs

School songs for the university include Minnesota Rouser,Minnesota March,Go Gopher Victory,Our Minnesota,Minnesota Fight,Hail! Minnesota, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Football

1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960
1900, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1915, 1927, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1960, 1967
1892, 1893
  • Bowl Games (11):
Rose – 1961, 1962
Hall of Fame – 1977
Independence – 1985
Liberty – 1986
Sun – 1999, 2003
MicronPC.com – 2000
Music City – 2002, 2004, 2005
Insight – 2006, 2008


Traveling trophies



Men's basketball

1906, 1907, 1911, 1917, 1919, 1937, 1972, 1982, 1997
  • NCAA Tournament appearances (10):
1972, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009
  • Sweet 16 appearances (4):
1982, 1989, 1990, 1997
  • Final Four appearances (1):
1997
  • NIT appearances (12):
1973, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008
  • NIT Championships (2):
1993, 1998


Note: A 1997 Big Ten regular season championship, NCAA Tournament appearances in 1994, 1995, and 1997 (Final Four), and NIT appearances in 1996 and 1998 (Championship) were vacated due to NCAA sanctions.

Women's basketball

  • NCAA Tournament Appearances (7):
1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Sweet 16 Appearances (3):
2003, 2004, 2005
  • Final Four Appearances (1):
2004


Men's ice hockey

1929, 1940, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
1953, 1954, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2007
1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007
  • NCAA Frozen Four Appearances (19):
1953, 1954, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2005


Women's ice hockey

2000 (AWCHA), 2004, 2005
  • WCHA Regular Season Championships (4):
2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • WCHA Tournament Championships (3):
2002, 2004, 2005
  • NCAA Frozen Four Appearances (5):
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006


Baseball

1956, 1960, 1964
  • Big Ten Regular Season Championships (21):
1933, 1935, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Big Ten Tournament Championships (7):
1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2004


Men's cross country

  • Big Ten Team Championships (4):
1909, 1914, 1964, 1969


Women's cross country

  • Big Ten Team Championships (2):
2007, 2008


Golf

Men's golf
2002
  • Big Ten Team Championships (7):
1929, 1938, 1963, 1972, 2002, 2003, 2007


Women's golf
  • Big Ten Team Championships (1):
1989


Gymnastics

Men's gymnastics
  • Big Ten Team Championships (21):
1903, 1907, 1910, 1925, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995


Women's gymnastics
  • Big Ten Team Championships (5):
1988, 1989, 1991, 1998, 2006


Women's rowing

  • Big Ten Championships (1):
2007


Women's soccer

  • Big Ten Championships (3):
1995, 1997, 2008


Softball

  • Big Ten Regular Season Championships (3):
1986, 1988, 1991
  • Big Ten Tournament Championships (1):
1999


Spirit Squads

Dance Team
  • National Championships (4):
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006


Swimming

Men's swimming
  • Big Ten Team Championships (9):
1922, 1926, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007


Women's swimming
  • Big Ten Team Championships (3):
1999, 2000, 2008


Men's tennis

  • Big Ten Team Championships (14):
1910, 1911, 1912, 1918, 1932, 1933, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995


Men's track

Outdoor track and field
1948
  • Big Ten Team Championships (5):
1949, 1968, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2009


Indoor track and field
  • Big Ten Team Championships (1):
1998, 2009


Women's track

Outdoor track and field
  • Big Ten Team Championships (1):
2006


Indoor track and field
  • Big Ten Team Championships (2):
2007, 2008


Volleyball

2002
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances (14):
1989, 1993, 1996-97, 1999, 2000-08
  • Sweet 16 Appearances (9):
1989, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
  • Final Four Appearances (2):
2003, 2004


Wrestling

2001, 2002, 2007
  • Big Ten Team Championships (12):
1910, 1912, 1913, 1941, 1957, 1959, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007


Notable athletes and coaches

Baseball



Basketball

Men's



Women's



Football

Players



Coaches



Golf



Gymnastics



Hockey

Men's



Women's



Track and Field

Men's



NCAA Champions Indoor


NCAA Champions Outdoor


Current Roster of the Minnesota Gophers Track & Field team 2008-2009

Wrestling



Athletic directors

  • 1922-30 Fred Leuhring
  • 1930-32 Herbert O. Crisler
  • 1932-41 Frank G. McCormick
  • 1941-45 Lou Keller (acting)
  • 1945-50 Frank G. McCormick
  • 1950-63 Ike J. Armstrong
  • 1963-71 Marshall J. Ryman
  • 1971-88 Paul Giel (men's)
  • 1974-76 Belmar Gunderson (women's)
  • 1976-81 Vivian M. Barfield (women's)
  • 1981-82 M. Catherine Mathison (women's interim)
  • 1982-88 Merrily Dean Baker (women's)
  • 1988-89 Holger Christiansen (men's interim)
  • 1988-2002 Chris Voelz (women's)
  • 1989-91 Rick Bay (men's)
  • 1991-92 Dan Meinert (men's interim)
  • 1992-95 McKinley Boston (men's)
  • 1995-99 Mark Dienhart (men's)
  • 1999-2002 Tom Moe (men's)
  • 2002-present Joel Maturi


From 1974 to 2002, there were separate athletic departments for men and women's sports.

Facilities

Current facilities



Former facilities



References



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