The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team is a member of the Big Ten Conference and boasts a roster of talented and dedicated football athletes. The Golden Gopher Football roster calls TCF Bank Stadium, in Stadium Village on the U of M campus home. It was over 100 years ago that the legacy of Minnesota Gophers football began with a 4-0 victory over Hamline University. It wasn't until 1890 that the Gophers first played rivals, the Wisconsin Badgers, and swept to a 63-0 win. Since then, the two teams have had a fierce rivalry and the Gopher Badger Football game is one of the most anticiapted college football games every season.
Over the next decades, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers built a solid team and rose to national prominence in 1960 with a sixth national championship. The following year, the Gophers secured their first and only Rose Bowl victory after defeated UCLA 21-3. After this success, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers didn't stand out for many years. In 1999, the Golden Gophers football team finally won 8 games in a season and in 2003, the Gophers had their first 10 win season since 1905.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team and fans proudly wear the University of Minnesota's school colors of maroon and gold and cheer on their mascot, Goldy Gopher. Past head coaches include Jim Wacker (1992-1996) and Glen Mason (1997-2006). Current head coach, Tim Brewster, signed a 5 year contract with the University of Minnesota and has put an emphasis on strong recruiting as a means to bolster the talent on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Roster.
Former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football stand-outs include Bruce Smith, a 1941 Heisman trophy award winner; Tyrone Carter, a 1999 Jim Thorpe Award Winner; and Dominique Barber, a member of the 2008 draft who now plays for the Houston Texans. Don't miss your chance to become part of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers fan club! Make sure to purchase your Golden Gopher football tickets today! TCF Bank Stadium is calling your name!