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Goldy Gopher is the face of the University of Minnesota and the biggest fan of all things U of M. A popular character among Minnesota fans and one of the most recognizable mascots in the country. Goldy is a 3-time national champion and will be forever ranked #1 in the hearts of Gopher fans everywhere.
City/State: Minneapolis, Minn.
Alma Mater: Everlasting Student
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- The most diverse and complete multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota.
- Appears at over 600 outings and events each year.
- Entertains young and old alike with shenanigan filled ways and humorous nature.
- Often uses the trademark "Spin your head" to fire up crowds at various sporting events.
- 4-Time National Champion at the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championships in Orlando, Fla (2011, 2013, 2017, 2018).
- Enjoys riding his maroon and gold T3 around the U of M campus and interacting with University students.
- Goldy has won 19 cars thanks to golfing hole-in-one's, but has donated them all to the Showcase Showdown on the Price is Right.
- Goldy wears pants in public (unlike Bucky).
- Goldy obtained unobtainium.
- Goldy made it to the last book of Game of Thrones.
- Chuck Norris makes Goldy Gopher jokes.
- Morgan Freeman's life is narrated by Goldy.
- Born: 1952
- Family member to every University of Minnesota student, staff, and faculty past or present
- Plans to attend the University until mascoting becomes a legitimate and respected major and field of study
PERSONAL FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND INFLUENCES:
- Minnesota Timberwolves' "Crunch"
- Minnesota Wild's "Nordy"
- Minnesota Vikings "Viktor"
- Minnesota Twins "TC Bear"
- The Gopher from Caddyshack
- PJ Fleck
- Richard Pitino
- Don Lucia
- Brad Frost
- Hugh McCutcheon
- Marlene Stollings
- Annie from Annie’s Parlor
RIVALS AND ENEMIES:
- Bucky Badger
- Sparty the Spartan
- Brutus Buckeye
- Bucky Badger
- Chip the Buffalo
- Also Bucky the Badger
- Carl Spackler
- Did we mention Bucky Badger?
- Snapchat: Goldygopher0
Goldy Gopher: Heart of Gold
4/19/2018 - Spirit Squad
Goldy Gopher is one of the most recognizable icons in the state of Minnesota, but what makes him such a special "face" of the University of Minnesota?
Goldy Gopher Wins National Championship
1/16/2018 - Spirit Squad
Minnesota spirit squads once again turned in elite performances at the recent 2018 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla.
Ski-U-Mah Weekly: Goldy Edition
1/22/2018 - Spirit Squad
Goldy Gopher and mascot coach Jacob Schauf are this week's guests on Ski-U-Mah Weekly.