Minnesota Golden Gophers

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers (commonly shortened to Gophers) are the college sports teams of the University of Minnesota. The university fields a total of 25 (12 men's, 13 women's) teams in both men's and women's sports and competes in the Big Ten Conference.

Football

Minnesota Golden Gophers college football
First Season
1882
Team History
Minnesota Golden Gophers (1882-present)
Conference
Big Ten Conference (1953-present)
Western Conference (1896-1952)
Independent (1882-95)
Venue
TCF Bank Stadium (2009–present)
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982–2008)
Memorial Stadium (1924–1981)
Northrop Field (1899–1923)
Athletic Park (1892–1898)
University of Minnesota Armory (1892–1898)

Programs by season

1910s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1910
November 19 at Michigan Ferry Field

1920s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1920
October 9 at Northwestern Northwestern Field
1925
November 21 at Michigan Ferry Field

1930s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1931
October 10 at Stanford Stanford Stadium
November 7 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1933
November 4 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1936
October 31 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1937
October 2 at Nebraska Memorial Stadium
1938
October 15 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
1939
October 7 at Nebraska Memorial Stadium
November 18 at Iowa Iowa Stadium

1940s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1940*
November 2 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
November 23 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1942
November 21 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1944
October 28 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 25 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1946
October 12 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 26 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1948
October 9 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1949
October 8 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
October 15 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1950
October 14 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
November 4 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
1951
October 13 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1953
October 10 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 17 at Illinois Memorial Stadium
1954
October 23 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
November 13 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
November 20 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1955
October 15 at Illinois Memorial Stadium
1956
October 20 vs. Illinois Memorial Stadium
November 10 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
1957
October 19 at Illinois Memorial Stadium
1958
October 4 vs. Pittsburgh Memorial Stadium
1959
September 26 vs. Nebraska Memorial Stadium
October 17 at Illinois Memorial Stadium

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1960*
January 2, 1961 vs. Washington Rose Bowl
1961
November 25 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
January 1, 1962 vs. UCLA Rose Bowl
1962
September 29 vs. Missouri Memorial Stadium
October 13 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1963
September 28 vs. Nebraska Memorial Stadium
October 5 vs. Army Memorial Stadium
October 19 at Illinois Memorial Stadium
October 26 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
1964
October 17 vs. Illinois Memorial Stadium
1965
October 30 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 20 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
1966
November 19 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1967
October 21 vs. Michigan State Memorial Stadium
November 18 vs. Indiana Memorial Stadium
1968
September 28 vs. Nebraska Memorial Stadium
November 2 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
1969
November 8 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
November 15 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
November 22 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1970
October 3 vs. Nebraska Memorial Stadium
October 17 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 31 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
November 7 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1971
September 18 at Nebraska Memorial Stadium
October 16 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
October 30 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
November 6 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1972
September 23 vs. Colorado Memorial Stadium
October 7 vs. Kansas Memorial Stadium
October 14 vs. Purdue Memorial Stadium
November 4 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 11 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1973
September 15 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 20 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
November 3 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1974
September 14 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
October 5 at Nebraska Memorial Stadium
November 16 vs. Illinois Memorial Stadium
1975
November 15 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1976
October 2 at Washington Husky Stadium
1977
September 17 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 8 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
November 5 vs. Michigan State Memorial Stadium
December 22 vs. Maryland Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1978
October 21 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1980
October 25 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
1981
September 19 vs. Purdue Memorial Stadium
September 26 vs. Oregon State Memorial Stadium
October 24 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
1982
October 30 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
1983
October 1 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 29 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
1986
September 13 vs. Bowling Green Metrodome
October 11 vs. Northwestern Metrodome
October 18 vs. Indiana Metrodome
October 25 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 1 vs. Michigan State Metrodome
November 15 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
November 22 vs. Iowa Metrodome
December 29 vs. Tennessee Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
1987
September 19 vs. California Metrodome
1988
October 8 vs. Northwestern Metrodome
1989
October 14 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1992
October 24 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
1993
September 4 at Penn State Beaver Stadium
1999
December 31 vs. Oregon Sun Bowl

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2000
December 28 vs. NC State Pro Player Stadium
2002
December 30 vs. Arkansas LP Field
2003
October 4 at Northwestern Ryan Field
December 31 vs. Oregon Sun Bowl
2006
December 29 vs. Texas Tech Sun Devil Stadium
2007
October 13 at Northwestern Ryan Field

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2013
December 27 vs. Syracuse Reliant Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1950s 1958
1990s 1990
2000s 2006

Men's Basketball

Minnesota Golden Gophers men's college basketball
First Season
1896-97
Team History
Minnesota Golden Gophers (1896-present)
Conference
Big Ten Conference (1953-present)
Western Conference (1904-53)
Venue
Williams Arena (1928-present)
Kenwood Armory (1925-28)
UM Armory (1896-1925)
On-campus YMCA (1895-96)

Programs by season

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1989-90
January 25, 1990 vs. Iowa Williams Arena


Big Ten Conference
East Division Indiana Hoosiers • Maryland Terrapins • Michigan Wolverines • Michigan State Spartans • Ohio State Buckeyes • Penn State Nittany Lions • Rutgers Scarlet Knights
West Division Illinois Fighting Illini • Iowa Hawkeyes • Minnesota Golden Gophers • Nebraska Cornhuskers • Northwestern Wildcats • Purdue Boilermakers • Wisconsin Badgers
Basketball Venues Crisler Center • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Williams Arena
Football Venues Ohio Stadium • Ryan Field • SHI Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Big East Conference • West Coast Conference