MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS INFORMATION:
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Rivals: Iowa Hawkeyes (Floyd of Rosedale), Penn State Nittany Lions (Governor's Victory Bell), Michigan Wolverines (Little Brown Jug), Wisconsin Badgers (Slab of Bacon/Paul Bunyan's Axe)
Mascot: Goldy Gopher
Heisman Trophy Winner: Bruce Smith, 1941
National Championships: 7, Last National Championship: 1960
Notable Alumni: Bruce Smith, Tom Brown, Bobby Bell
Recent Bowl Games:
The University of Minnesota first began playing football in 1882. Their annual rivalry game with Wisconsin is the most played rivalry in NCAA history. The Gophers would have a legitimate dynasty in the '30s when they won 3 straight national titles under Bernie Bierman. 2 more championships in the 1940's and their 7th in the 1960's would be the end of Minnesota's national title hopes.
The team moved back to campus for the first time since 1981 for the 2009 season when their new stadium, the TCF Bank Stadium, opened. The new stadium holds 50,300 fans. The Minnesota Golden Gophers previously played their home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which held 64,000 fans for Gopher games.
Visitors to a Minnesota game will be able to sense the anticipation among Gopher fans, hoping to witness a big rebound . Buy Minnesota Golden Gophers tickets today and experience a football renaissance for this storied program!
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