Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs

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Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs
Logo
University University of Minnesota Duluth
Conference Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA NCAA DII most sports
NCAA DI Men's & women's ice hockey
Athletic director Josh Berlo
Location Duluth, MN
Varsity teams 14
Football stadium James S. Malosky Stadium (4,500)
Basketball arena Romano Gymnasium (2,759)
Ice hockey arena DECC (AMSOIL Arena) (6,600)
Baseball stadium Bulldog Park
Mascot Champ
Nickname Bulldogs
Fight song UMD Rouser
Colors
     Maroon       Gold
Website www.umdbulldogs.com

The Bulldogs are athletic teams for the University of Minnesota Duluth. They were first named Bulldogs in 1933.[1] Their colors are maroon and gold. The school competes in the NCAA's Division II in all sports except ice hockey. The men's team competes in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, and the women's hockey program compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Both hockey conferences are Division I. They are also known for having a strong club sports program, especially in ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, rugby, alpine skiing and ice hockey.

On 13 December 2008, the undefeated Bulldogs won the NCAA Division II National Football Championship—the first Division II championship in any sport at the school.[2] On December 18, 2010, the Bulldogs won their second Division II national title in football. On April 9, 2011, the Bulldogs men's ice hockey program won its first NCAA Division I national championship, beating Michigan 3-2 in overtime. The Bullldog women's ice hockey program has won five NCAA Division I national titles.

Intercollegiate programs[edit]

The UMD Bulldogs compete in the 14 following sports:

Men's sports

Women's sports

Men's ice hockey[edit]

The Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs men's hockey program plays at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Bulldogs play off campus in downtown Duluth, Minnesota at the new Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The team has been successful with numerous Frozen Four appearances, including a 4-overtime loss to Bowling Green in the 1984 Championship game- the longest championship game in the NCAA tournament's history, and a championship in 2011.[3][4]

Women's ice hockey[edit]

The Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs women's hockey team also plays at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The women's program has been one of the top women's teams in the nation winning 5 NCAA DI ice hockey championships, including the 2010 championship.

National championships[edit]

Facilities[edit]

James S. Malosky Stadium
  • Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium: Football, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Amsoil Arena (2011) (off-campus): Hockey
  • Romano Gymnasium: Basketball, Volleyball
  • Bulldog Park: Baseball
  • Junction Avenue Field: Softball

References[edit]

  1. ^ UMD Comes of Age: The First 100 Years, by Ken Moran and Neil Storch, 1996
  2. ^ "University of Minnesota-Duluth Wins Its First-Ever Division II Championship". Ncaafootball.fanhouse.com. 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Frozen Four: Minnesota Duluth beats Michigan in OT to win 1st national hockey title - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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