|The Minnesota Golden Gophers are a storied program in NCAA
Division I football. The program goes all the way back to 1882, and over the
years have accumulated 6 national championships and 18 Big Ten titles.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers compete in the longest standing
rivalry in Division I-A football with the Wisconsin Badgers. The winner of the
game receives the Paul Bunyan Axe, commemorating a rivalry that was first
established in 1890 and has currently been played 116 times.
The Golden Gophers participate in long standing rivalries
with other Big Ten schools. The rivalry the Gophers have with Michigan results
in the winner being awarded the Little Brown Jug. The Floyd of Rosedale is
presented to the winner of the Iowa vs. Minnesota game. The Governor's Victory
Bell goes to the winner of the Penn St. vs. Minnesota game.
The Golden Gophers' football national championships:
1934: Record: 8-0, Coach: Bernie Bierman
1935: Record: 8-0, Coach: Bernie Bierman
1936: Record: 7-1, Coach: Bernie Bierman
1940: Record: 8-0, Coach: Bernie Bierman
1941: Record: 8-0, Coach: Bernie Bierman
1960: Record: 8-0, Coach: Murray Warmath
Big Ten Conference Championships:
Outland Trophy (Most outstanding interior lineman)
Tom Brown - 1960
Bobby Bell - 1962
Greg Eslinger - 2005
Jim Thorpe Award (Most outstanding defensive back)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Most outstanding center)
John Mackey Award (Most outstanding tight end)
The Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball program met with
early success, en route to two national championships in 1902 and 1919.
The Golden Gophers are a dominating force in NCAA ice hockey.
The men's team has won 5 national championships, while the women's team has won
The design of the Minnesota Golden Gophers Fleece: Swirl
Panel is composed by the University's M logo and the Goldy Gopher mascot
over a black background surrounded by crimson and yellow swirls. Each panel
measures 60" wide by 50" long.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers Fleece: Swirl Panel is not
suitable for children's sleepwear. All patterns have been licensed by the
University of Minnesota and are for individual consumption only. Any other use
of the Minnesota Golden Gophers Fleece: Swirl Panel is prohibited and illegal.