Who are the Golden Dunkers?
The Official Booster Club of the University of Minnesota Men's Basketball Program. Celebrating over 50 years of supporting Golden Gopher Men's Basketball. The Golden Dunkers Booster Club is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization of men and women whose purpose is to support the University of Minnesota Men's Basketball Program. We provide financial support as requested by the Men's Basketball Head Coach to help the Gophers compete on a national level and sponsor functions of special interest club members. Funding and functions are consistent with the applicable NCAA rules covering booster clubs and their supporters.
Benefits of Membership:
This season we return to our long-standing member benefits:
Access to purchase season-pass or a-la-carte access to pre-game events in the "M-Club" at Huntington-Bank Stadium (or in the Pavillion for select events) that include:
Pre-game meal and beverages
Guest-speakers including former Gophers players and others involved with the program
Access to meet former Gopher team members and others involved with the program
Opportunities to meet and hear from coaches and staff
Invitation and discount to Season Tip-Off Event – come watch the gophers practice at Williams Arena, join the team on the court for a group photo and then enjoy dinner with the team.
Golden Dunkers welcome Coach Ben Johnson!
Gopher alumni and Minnesota native, Ben Johnson, starts his first season as the 18th Gopher Men's Basketball Head Coach.
Johnson returns to his alma mater after spending three seasons at Xavier as an assistant coach. Johnson previously served as an assistant coach at Minnesota from 2013-18 and was a two-time captain during his playing career for the Gophers. Coach Johnson helped lead Xavier to consecutive top-30 recruiting classes in 2019 and 2020 and the Musketeers posted a collective record of 51-37 in three seasons with him on the bench.
In his previous stint at Minnesota, Johnson helped recruit local standouts and NBA players Daniel Oturu and Amir Coffey to the Gophers. Ben and his staff have made it a focus to bring energy to recruiting other talented Minnesota preps to stay home and play for their home state.
With an exciting new 2021-2022 season ahead of us, consider joining the Golden Dunkers booster club to enhance your game-day experience and support the team.