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1975 Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Cotton Jersey Hooded Long Sleeve T-shirt

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Color: white

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Minnesota became known as the "Gopher State" in 1857, the result of a political cartoon ridiculing the $5 million Railroad Loan which helped open up the West. The cartoon portrayed shifty railroad barons as striped gophers pulling a railroad car carrying the Territorial Legislature toward the "Slough of Despond". By the 1920s, Minnesota's athletic teams became widely known as the "Gophers", football coach Clarence “Biggie” Spears appears to have been given credit, as he called the football team the Gophers in 1926. However, it was not until 1934 that Halsey Hall, great Minnesota sportswriter and broadcaster, dubbed Bernie Bierman's all-gold uniformed team "The Golden Gophers". Bierman was a legendary Minnesota coach who changed the team’s jerseys to match the color of a football—gold.
Product details
Rep your favorite retro team or mascot with our lightweight, all weather jersey cotton Hood Tee, perfect for a vintage, lived-in feel.
  • NOT A SWEATSHIRT
  • 100% Cotton Pre-shrunk Jersey
  • Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • Athletic Heather is CVC (90% Cotton/10% polyester)
  • Jersey hood with two-needle along hood
  • Two-needle coverstitching on front neck
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