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The Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs are the athletic teams that represent the University of Minnesota Duluth. They were first named Bulldogs in 1933.[2] 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.

Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
UniversityUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
ConferenceNorthern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAADivision II most sports
Division I Men's & women's ice hockey
Athletic directorJosh Berlo
LocationDuluth, Minnesota
Varsity teams14
Football stadiumJames S. Malosky Stadium (4,500)
Basketball arenaRomano Gymnasium (2,759)
Ice hockey arenaAMSOIL Arena (6,600)
Baseball stadiumBulldog Park
Fight songUMD Rouser
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]

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.[3] 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 Bulldog women's ice hockey program has won five NCAA Division I national titles.


Intercollegiate programsEdit

The UMD Bulldogs compete in the 14 following sports:

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Ice hockey
Football Soccer
Ice hockey Softball
Track & field Tennis
Track & field
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Men's ice hockeyEdit

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.[4][5]

Women's ice hockeyEdit

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.


Minnesota–Duluth's softball team appeared in two Women's College World Series in 1970 and 1971.[6]

National championshipsEdit


James S. Malosky Stadium

Non-varsity sports clubsEdit


UMD has fielded a college rugby team since 1975. UMD plays in USA Rugby's Division II, and in 2013 reached the DII national playoffs.[7] UM Duluth rugby offers limited scholarships to select players.[8] UMD graduate Graham Harriman has played for the United States national rugby team.

Alpine skiingEdit

UMD has produced an Alpine Ski team since the 60's. UMD Alpine Ski teams (both men and women's) compete together in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). The USCSA comprises over 170 Colleges and Universities competing in Alpine, Snowboard, Free-style & Cross-Country Skiing (Nordic). UMD Alpine has qualified a team to the USCSA National Championships every year since 2004 (Men's, women's or both). UMD Alpine is one of 2 colleges in its division to hold that distinction out of 20 colleges.[9][10]

Discontinued intercollegiate programsEdit

UMD, at one time, also sponsored a number of other successful varsity programs such as men's tennis, men's golf, women's golf, wrestling, men's and women's swimming and diving, and men's and women's cross country skiing.[11]


  1. ^ "UMD Brand". Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ UMD Comes of Age: The First 100 Years, by Ken Moran and Neil Storch, 1996
  3. ^ "University of Minnesota-Duluth Wins Its First-Ever Division II Championship". 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  4. ^ [1] Archived March 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Frozen Four: Minnesota Duluth beats Michigan in OT to win 1st national hockey title - ESPN". 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  6. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  7. ^ "UMD Players Secure Pratt Scholarship", Rugby Today, November 28, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "UMD players Secure Pratt Scholarship", Rugby Today, November 28, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "The UMD Alpine Ski Team is no newcomer to success - UMD StatesmanUMD Statesman". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  10. ^ Malcomb, Jamey (2014-04-15). "YourSports: UMD skiers shake off the cold, place at nationals". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  11. ^ "About UMD Athletics". The Official Site of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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