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.
- 3-Time National Champion at the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championships in Orlando, Fla (2011, 2013, 2017).
- 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 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
Dance Team, Goldy Judged Best In Nation
Minnesota spirit squads once again took top billing at the recent 2017 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla.
Spirit Squads during 2016 Football Season
Check out photos of the Spirit Squads performing at Gopher football games this season.
Spirit Squad Wins Pom Division
Minnesota's dance team won the Pom division at the 2016 UCA & UDA College Cheerleading And Dance Team National Championship.