City/State: Minneapolis, Minn.
Alma Mater: Everlasting Student
CAREER NOTES: The most diverse and complete multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota • Appears at over 600 outings and events a 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 • National Champion at the 2011 and 2013 Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championships in Orlando, Fla. • Placed 3rd in 2009 • 2nd in the 2007 Capital One Bowl Mascot Challenge • And 1st in the hearts of Gopher fans everywhere • Pulled over 1,235,448(±6) pranks last year • Enjoys riding his maroon and gold T3 around the U of M campus and interacting with University students • This ain't Goldy's first rodeo • 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 • This is Goldy's second rodeo • Can speak braille • Goldy owns the oldest living tamagotchi • This is Goldy’s 3rd rodeo • When seeking advice dear Abby writes to Goldy • When a tree falls in the forest and no one is around Goldy hears it • Goldy wears pants in public (unlike Bucky) • Goldy can count to Big 10 (±4) • Goldy obtained unobtainium • Goldy made it to the last book of Game of Thrones • Goldy ate too much and got kicked out of the Hunger Games • Goldy said maybe to the dress • Goldy messed with Texas • Chuck Norris makes Goldy Gopher jokes • Morgan Freeman’s life is narrated by Goldy
HIGH SCHOOL: Goldy is a genius and did not attend high school, started directly at the collegiate level.
RECRUITING: Chosen by every coaching staff, fan, student, and Minnesotan to represent the University. • Ranked #1 in his class and position by scout.com. • Is/was all-conference, all-section, all-area, all-state, all-midwest, all-american, all-planets (including Pluto).
PERSONAL: Born too long ago to remember • Family member to every University of Minnesota student, staff, and faculty past or present • Plans to attend the University until mascotting becomes a legitimate and respected major and field of study • Goldy is an only child • Goldy voted for Pedro
PERSONAL FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND INFLUENCES: Minnesota Timberwolves "Crunch" • Minnesota Wild's "Nordy" • Minnesota Vikings "Viktor" • Minnesota Twins "TC Bear" • The gopher from Caddyshack • The Hoff (Blake Hoffarber and David Hasselhoff) • Resident Dog Walker for Richard Pitino, Jerry Kill, and Don Lucia • Joe, from Average Joe's Gymnasium • Patches O'Houlihan• Annie from Annie’s Parlor • Joe Mauer • "Chunk" from the Goonies and his Truffle Shuffle • Johnny Cash • Snoopy (he doesn't talk) • Ron Burgundy (he does talk) • Billy Mays (R.I.P) • The creator of the Shamwow (It works wonders on Goldy's Fur) • Eric Decker • All of the Brady Bunch but Marsha
RIVALS AND ENEMIES: Bucky • Sparty the Spartan • Bucky • Chip the Buffalo • Bucky • Also Bucky the Badger • Did we mention Bucky?
Goldy Gopher Featured in Minnesota Daily
The Minnesota Daily takes an in-depth look at the history of Goldy Gopher who dates back to 1952.
Spirit Squads during 2015 Football Season
Check out photos of the Spirit Squads performing at Gopher football games this season.
Goldy Featured in the New York Times
Goldy Gopher and the spinning of his head were featured in the New York Times.