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Border Battle

2013-14  UW 240 - UM 440

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

Fifth Year of Border Battle Competition Begins

The fifth season of the Border Battle competition between the athletic programs at Minnesota and Wisconsin is completed with Minnesota the overwhelming winner, 535 to 345. It was the Gophers' second title as they amassed points by in 20 of 29 events.

The Badgers own the advantage in this close competition having won the contest three of the past five years. In 2008, the competition came down to the last weekend for the third time. UW scored in 17 events totaling 465 points while Minnesota scored in 15 events for 415 points.

The Badgers won the inaugural trophy in 2005 by the score of 235-205, while the Gophers tied the series with 530 points to UW's 350 in 2005-06. In the closest competition, the Badgers won the 2007 title by just 10 points, 445-435.

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 29 competitions is 840.

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 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
9/27 Volleyball (20) Minn. 0 20
10/24 Women's Hockey (10) Wis. 5 5
10/24 Men's Hockey (10) Wis. 5
5
10/24 Women's Soccer (40) Minn. 0 40
10/25 Men's Hockey (10) Wis. 0 10
10/26 Women's Hockey (10) Wis. 10 0
11/2 Men's Cross Country (40) Big Ten 40 0
11/2 Women's Cross Country (40) Big Ten 0 40
11/14 Volleyball (20) Wis. 0 20
11/15 Football (40) Wis. 40 0
12/29 Women's Basketball (40) Wis. 40 0
1/15 Men's Basketball (20) Wis. 0 20
2/6 Men's Hockey (10) Minn. 10 0
2/7 Men's Hockey (10) Minn. 10 0
2/7 Women's Hockey (10) Minn. 0 10
2/8 Women's Hockey (10) Minn. 55
2/13 Wrestling (40) Wis. 40 0
2/19 Women's Swimming (40) Big Ten 0 40
2/19 Men's Swimming (40) Big Ten 0 40
2/28 Men's Indoor Track (40) Big Ten 0 40
2/28 Women's Indoor Track (40) Big Ten 0 40
3/3 Men's Basketball (20) Minn. 0 20
4/11 Men's Tennis (40) Wis. 0 40
4/12 Women's Tennis (40) Minn. 40 0
4/22Softball (20)Wis.020
4/22Softball (20)Wis.200
4/27 Women's Golf (40) Big Ten 40 0
5/1
Men's Golf (40) Big Ten 0 40
5/2 Women's Rowing (40) Big Ten 40 0
5/15 Women's Outdoor Track (40) Big Ten 0 40
5/15 Men's Outdoor Track (40) Big Ten 0 40
Totals 345
535

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