Minnesota’s Suspicious “Border Battle” Victory

May 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As someone who has spent almost exactly half of his life living in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and half of his life living in “America’s Dairyland,” I know a thing or two about the Wisconsin-Minnesota “border battle.”
It’s not about women’s soccer.
However, a Monday, May 17, 2010 press release found right on the front page of uwbadgers.com has Wisconsin conceding defeat in the 2009-2010 Minnesota-Wisconsin Border Battle because of Goldy Gopher’s past-season victories over Bucky Badger in sports such as women’s soccer, women’s cross country, softball and track and field.
I don’t wish to besmirch the importance of those athletic programs. On the contrary, I consider a well-rounded athletic department inclusive of as many men’s and women’s programs as possible to be vital to a major university’s DNA.
But let’s be realistic: There are sports that sell tens of thousands o...

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