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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. The nickname of the University of Minnesota is the Golden Gophers.

Minnesota's sports teams mostly play in the Big Ten Conference. The women's ice hockey team plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA); the men's ice hockey team also played in the WCHA until 2013, when the Big Ten began a men's ice hockey league.