Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Gophers, other team-themed hot dogs sold at the Big Ten tourney

Author:

While the Gophers are chewing their fingernails, nervously awaiting Selection Sunday to find out if they'll get invited to the NCAA tournament, fans watching Big Ten tournament games in Indianapolis will be chowing down hot dogs.

But these aren't your normal hot dogs. Heck, they're not even "Dome Dogs." These wieners come in 12 different varieties, each representing a Big Ten university.

The Gophers-themed hot dog is topped with chili, cheddar cheese sauce, diced onions and Frito chips. Across the border, the Badgers-themed hot dog includes Cheetos.

Let's be honest, though, the NCAA isn't known for hot dogs. That brand belongs to Major League Baseball. From the Boston Red Sox Fenway Frank to the Chicago-Style Dog available at Wrigley Field to the Pirates Smokehouse Dog to the Texas Rangers Boomstick, a $26 monster anxiously awaiting someone's bite (not Henry Melton's) as it lays inside a two-foot bun.

Nonetheless, these Big Ten hot dogs are doing their best to compete, if only for this weekend. We're not the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, but our team here at BringMeTheNews sat down to rank the dogs, and these are the results.

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Iowa
  3. Minnesota
  4. Indiana
  5. Ohio State
  6. Michigan State
  7. Northwestern
  8. Nebraska
  9. Purdue
  10. Illinois
  11. Michigan
  12. Penn State

Next Up

Chris Finch

Hawks bury Timberwolves in 3-point barrage

Without D'Angelo Russell, the Wolves couldn't keep up with the Hawks.

P.J. Fleck, Gophers football

Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator

The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.

Klobuchar - MTP - NBC screengrab

Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights

Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade

MPD missing Heard - crop 1_

Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week

The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.

unsplash cold winter breath dark

Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning

The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.

deer

1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue

The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

Minnesota State Fair - main gate day 2021

Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department

The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

teacher, covid, masks, school

Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement

The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.

snow, plow

Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota

Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.

Sauk Rapids Middle School street view, Minnesota - November 2018_

Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school

The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.

_DSC0318

Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd

Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.

Related