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Minnesota Golden Gophers
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First season 1882
Head coach P. J. Fleck
2nd year, 23–15 (.605)
Home stadium TCF Bank Stadium
Stadium capacity 50,805[1]
Stadium surface FieldTurf Revolution
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Conference Big 10
Division West
All-time history
Minnesota Golden Gophers Historical Teams
1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889
1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
All-time record 706–524–24 (.571)
Postseason bowl record 9–12 (.429)
Claimed national titles 7 (1904, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1960)
Conference titles 18
Rivalries Wisconsin (rivalry)
Iowa (rivalry)
Michigan (rivalry)
Penn State (rivalry)
Nebraska (rivalry)
Heisman winners 1
Consensus All-Americans 33
Current uniform
NCAA-Big 10-2018 Minnesota Golden Gophers Uniforms.png
Colors Maroon[2]
 and Gold[2]

             


Fight song Minnesota Rouser
Mascot Goldy Gopher
Marching band Minnesota Marching Band
Outfitter Nike
Website gophersports.com

The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represents the University of Minnesota Twin Cities located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are a member of the NCAA FBS Big Ten Conference.

Minnesota plays their home games at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which opened in 2009. Previously, the Golden Gophers played their home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, which also served as the home field of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins major league baseball team.

The Golden Gophers are currently coached by P.J. Fleck.

Conference affiliations

  • Independent (1882–1895)
  • Big Ten Conference (1896–present)
    • Western Conference (1896–1952)
    • Big Ten Conference (1953–present)

Championships

National championships

Minnesota has won nine national championships from NCAA-designated major selectors.[3][4]Template:Rp Minnesota claims seven (1904, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941, and 1960) of these championships.[5] The 1960 championship is a consensus national championship.[4]

Season Head Coach Selectors Record Bowl Result
1904 Henry L. Williams Billingsley 13–0
1911 Henry L. Williams Billingsley 6–0–1
1915 Henry L. Williams Billingsley 6–0–1
1934 Bernie Bierman Billingsley, Boand, Dickinson, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess) 8–0
1935 Bernie Bierman Billingsley, Boand, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling 8–0
1936 Bernie Bierman AP, Billingsley, Dickinson, Dunkel, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling 7–1
1940 Bernie Bierman AP, Berryman, Boand, DeVold, Dickinson, Football Research, Houlgate, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess) 8–0
1941 Bernie Bierman AP, Billingsley, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess) 8–0
1960 Murray Warmath AP, FB News, NFF, UPI 8–2 Rose L 7–17

Claimed national championships

Conference championships

Minnesota has won 18 conference championships, 11 shared and seven outright.

Season Head Coach Conference Overall
Record
Conference
Record
1892 No coach Intercollegiate Athletic Association
of the Northwest
5–0 3–0
1893 Wallace Winter Intercollegiate Athletic Association
of the Northwest
6–0 3–0
1900 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 10–0–2 3–0–1
1903 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 14–0–1 3–0–1
1904 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 13–0 3–0
1906 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 4–1 2–0
1909 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 6–1 3–0
1910 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 6–1 2–0
1911 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 6–0–1 3–0–1
1915 Henry L. Williams Western Conference 6–0–1 3–0–1
1927 Clarence Spears Big Ten Conference 6–0–2 3–0–1
1933 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 4–0–4 2–0–4
1934 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 8–0 5–0
1935 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 8–0 5–0
1937 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 6–2 5–0
1938 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 6–2 4–1
1940 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 8–0 6–0
1941 Bernie Bierman Big Ten Conference 8–0 5–0
1960 Murray Warmath Big Ten Conference 8–2 6–1
1967 Murray Warmath Big Ten Conference 8–2 6–1

† Co-champions

Seasons

2020s

Season Coach Record
2023
2022
2021
2020

2010s

Season Coach Record
2019 P.J. Fleck
2018 P.J. Fleck 7-6
2017 P.J. Fleck 5-7
2016 Tracy Claeys 9-4
2015 Jerry Kill; Tracy Claeys 6-7
2014 Jerry Kill 8-5
2013 Jerry Kill 8-5
2012 Jerry Kill 6-7
2011 Jerry Kill 3-9
2010 Tim Brewster; Jeff Horton 3-9

2000s

Season Coach Record
2009 Tim Brewster 6-7
2008 Tim Brewster 7-6
2007 Tim Brewster 1-11
2006 Glen Mason 6-7
2005 Glen Mason 7-5
2004 Glen Mason 7-5
2003 Glen Mason 10-3
2002 Glen Mason 8-5
2001 Glen Mason 4-7
2000 Glen Mason 6-6

Notable Alumni

References

  1. TCF Bank Stadium. CBSi Advanced Media (September 2, 2016). Retrieved on 2 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Our Brand: How to Convey It. University of Minnesota. Retrieved on December 28, 2016.
  3. Who's #1?: 100-Plus Years of Controversial National Champions in College Football,Christopher J. Walsh (2007). Who's #1?: 100-Plus Years of Controversial National Champions in College Football pp. 79–81. Taylor Trade Pub.. ISBN 978-1-58979-337-8.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records,2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association (August 2018). Retrieved on December 11, 2018. ISBN .
  5. Golden Gophers National Champions – University of Minnesota Athletics. University of Minnesota Athletics Department. Retrieved on December 11, 2018.

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