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Border Battle

2012-13  UW 315 - UM 565

2011-12  UW 455 - UM 425

2010-11  UW 425 - UM 455

2009-10  UW 330 - UM 550

2008-09  UW 345 - UM 535

2007-08  UW 465 - UM 415

2006-07  UW 445 - UM 435

2005-06  UW 350 - UM 530

2004-05  UW 235 - UM 205

Border Battle

Border Battle Begins Year Three

After two seasons of the Border Battle sponsored by TDS Telecommunications Corp., the score is tied at 1-1. The Badgers won the inaugural trophy by the score of 235-205, but the Gophers claimed last year's prize with 530 points to UW's 350.

The annual battle for border supremacy between the Athletic Departments at the University of Wisconsin and University of Minnesota is determined by awarding points to the school which wins in head-to-head competition, or to the team which finishes higher at the Big Ten championship in the 11 sports in which the Badgers and Golden Gophers don't have a head-to-head competition. The overall winner of the season-long event wins the Border Battle Trophy for display on its campus. The total number of points available for the 22 competitions is 880.

In the 11 sports which compete in head-to-head competition, 40 points are at stake. If the teams meet just once annually (football as an example), then the winner gets 40 points and the loser gets zero. If the teams meet twice (women's basketball, for example), the winner of each game gets 20 points and the losers get zero. If the teams meet four times (men's hockey for example), then the winner of each game gets 10 points and the loser gets zero. If a game ends in a tie, the points are split (20 to each school).

Where team scoring is dependent upon tournament outcomes, 40 points is awarded to the higher finishing school at the Big Ten championship. This affects the sports of men's and women's cross country, swimming and diving, golf, indoor track and outdoor track and women's rowing.

Six sports are sponsored by only one of the institutions and, thus, not included in the TDS Border Battle. Wisconsin has men's soccer, men's rowing and women's lightweight rowing (UM does not), while Minnesota has baseball and men's and women's gymnastics (UW does not).

Date Sport (points available) Host UW Pts UM Pts
10/01 Women's Soccer (40) Minn. 40 0
10/14 Football (40) Wis. 40 0
10/18 Volleyball (20) Minn. 0 20
10/21 Women's Hockey (10) Wis. 10 0
10/22 Women's Hockey (10) Wis. 5 5
10/29 Women's Cross Country (40) Big Ten 40 0
10/29 Men's Cross Country (40) Big Ten 40 0
11/15 Volleyball (20) Wis. 0 20
11/18 Men's Hockey (10) Minn. 0 10
11/19 Men's Hockey (10) Minn. 0 10
01/05 Women's Hockey (10) Minn. 10 0
01/06 Women's Hockey (10) Minn. 10 0
01/06 Men's Basketball (20) Wis. 20 0
01/07 Women's Basketball (20) Minn. 0 20
01/12 Men's Hockey (10) Wis. 10 0
01/13 Men's Hockey (10) Wis. 0 10
01/28 Women's Basketball (20) Wis. 20 0
2/10 Women's Swimming and Diving (40) Big Ten 0 40
02/14 Men's Basketball (20) Minn. 20 0
02/16 Wrestling (40) Wis. 0 40
2/18 Men's Swimming and Diving (40) Big Ten 0 40
2/24-25
Women's Indoor Track (40) Big Ten 0 40
2/24-25
Men's Indoor Track (40) Big Ten 40 0
04/15 Men's Tennis (40) Minn. 40 0
4/15Women's Tennis (40)Wis.040
4/28
Women's Rowing (40)
Big Ten
0
40
4/29Men's Golf (40)Big Ten040
4/29Women's Golf (40)Big Ten400
05/05Softball (20)Minn.200
05/06Softball (20)Minn.020
5/11-13Men's Outdoor Track (40)Big Ten400
5/11-13Women's Outdoor Track (40)Big Ten040
Totals445435

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