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If This Video Doesn't Get You To Do The Gopher, Nothing Ever Will

October, 20, 2014
Oct 20

What happens when you combine an adorable animal mascot, R. Kelly’s classic “Bump N’ Grind” and pop star du jour Iggy Azalea? You get the BEST VIDEO EVER. This not an overstatement. The Minnesota athletic department put together a promotional clip in an effort to get its fans to do the “Gopher Dance” and it’s truly the stuff that dreams are made of.

I’m just going to shut it down now. There is no chance I find anything better on the Internet today. Or possibly ever.

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Minnesota hoping for rare repeat

March, 22, 2013
Hannah Foslien/Getty ImagesMinnesota will be going for its fourth national championship in program history.
The NCAA has awarded 12 national championship trophies in women’s hockey, and three teams (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Minnesota-Duluth) have claimed them all. By comparison, women’s basketball has had 14 different NCAA national champions, volleyball and softball have had 11, and soccer has had eight. Each of those sports has had three different champs the past three years. Minnesota is looking to put an end to that streak when it goes for a repeat at this weekend’s Frozen Four.

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