Minnesota Fight

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"Minnesota Fight" is one of several school songs of the University of Minnesota. Responding to a 1925 contest to find an additional fight song for the school, University graduate Truman E. Rickard entered a piece entitled "Minnesota! Let's Go!". Rickard shared the contest's hundred-dollar prize with another entry, Marion Bassett's "Our Minnesota". Rickard's fight song can still be heard at Minnesota Golden Gopher athletic events, but is now known as "Minnesota Fight".


Minnesota! Come on! Let's go!
It's a loyal crowd that's here;
With a Sis-Boom-Bah and a Ski-U-Mah,
For the varsity we cheer!
The old fight gang! On your marks—Slam! Bang!
Hit 'em hard and hit 'em low!
So Fight! Minnesota, Fight
Minnesota! Come on! Let's go!


  • University of Minnesota Band Alumni Society (1992). Minnesota, Hats Off To Thee. Taylor Publishing Company. pp. 210–211. ISBN 0-9629747-0-6. 
  • "Our Minnesota & Minnesota Fight". Regents of the University of Minnesota. 2005-05-05. Retrieved 2006-09-09. 

External links[edit]

  • Minnesota Fight as performed by the University of Minnesota Marching Band
  • "Lyrics". Minnesota Fight. Regents of the University of Minnesota. 2011-06-11. Archived from the original on 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2016-01-30.