Michigan Football Team 1888 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 20, 2017 Michigan’s First Football Games in April!

Today we are looking at Michigan’s first football games in the month of April. In order to do that, we have to go all the way back to 1888. Yes, that is a very, very long time ago. Michigan played the first of two April football games on this ...

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Michigan Football Team 1908 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 19, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Germany Schulz!

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Legend named Germany Schulz on his birthday anniversary.  Adolph “Germany” Schulz was born on this day in 1883 at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Germany Schulz grew up in Indiana, but he chose to become a Michigan Man when he arrived on ...

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April 18, 2017 Rest in Peace Fred Negus!

Today’s post celebrates the life of a Wolverine named Fred Negus who went to rest in peace on this day in 2005 at the age of eighty-one. Frederick Wilson “Fred” Negus was born in Colerain, Ohio on November 7, 1923. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, he grew ...

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Michigan Football Team 1913 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Miller Pontius!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Miller Pontius. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Miller Hall Pontius was born on this date in 1891 in Circleville, Ohio. He was an excellent athlete (football and baseball) who came to Ann Arbor to play ...

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Michgian Football Team at Whitmore Lake 1904 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 16, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Rosewell Wendell!

Today is a good day to wish a Happy Birthday Anniversary in honor of Rosewell Wendell. Rosewell Murray Wendell was born in Detroit, Michigan on this date in 1885. Wendell is another one of the many unknown and unsung heroes of Michigan football. I call him one of the ...

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Michigan Football Team 1938 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 15, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Elmer Gedeon!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Elmer Gedeon. Elmer John Gedeon was born on this date in 1917. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and became an excellent athlete at West High School in Cleveland. Gedeon starred in football, baseball and track in high school. He came to ...

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Michgian Football Team 1974 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 13, 2017 Happy Birthday Geoff Steger!

Today is a great day to wish a M Go Blue Happy Birthday to Geoff Steger. Geoffrey “Geoff” Steger was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois. Geoff grew up just north of Chicago in Winnetka, Illinois. He was an excellent athlete at Loyola Academy. He decided to continue ...

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Michigan Football Team 1899 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 12, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Leo Keena!

Today is a perfect day to remember the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine named Leo Keena. Leo Japathet Keena was born on this day way, way back in 1878. Yes, that was a very, very long time ago. Leo Keena was a “Pigskin Pioneer” who was born in ...

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Michigan Football Team 1986 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Thomas Wilcher!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish “Happy Birthday” to Michigan Man Thomas Wilcher.  Thomas Wilcher was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up to be an outstanding athlete. He starred in football and track and field at Detroit Catholic Central High School. Wilcher was ...

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