Michigan's Go Blue Banner 1962 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 10, 1962 Michigan’s “Go Blue” Banner Tradition Begins!

Here’s how the Ann Arbor News Sports Section should have read on November 10, 1962 – Michigan’s “Go Blue  “Banner Tradition Begins! I really don’t know what the lead was that day, but it probably had something to do with the football game between Michigan and Illinois. Yes, November ...

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1908 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 9, 2017 Rest in Peace Prentiss P. Douglass!

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of a Michigan Man named Prentiss P. Douglass.  Mr. Prentiss Porter Douglass died on this date in 1949 at the age of sixty-two. Prentiss Douglass had a successful career at Michigan both as a player and a coach. Douglass came to Ann ...

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Michigan vs Purdue in 1975 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 8, 1975 – Don Canham and the Start of the 100K Attendance Streak

November 8, 1975 is a very important day in Wolverine Football History because it is the day that Don Canham saw the start of the 100K attendance streak at Michigan Stadium. Yes, it was a special day in the history of Michigan Football and The Big House! Although he ...

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November 7, 2017 Happy Birthday Anthony Thomas

Today’s post celebrates the “Happy Birthday” of a record-setting Wolverine named Anthony Thomas. Yes, Anthony “A-Train” Thomas was born on this day at Winnfield, Louisiana. Anthony grew up to be a outstanding athlete in multiple sports at Winnfield High School. He set rushing records and touchdowns in high school ...

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1993 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 6, 2017 Happy Birthday Derrick Alexander

Today is a great day to celebrate a Happy Birthday anniversary for Michigan Man Derrick Alexander. Derrick Scott Alexander was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Detroit and became a star athlete at Detroit Benedictine High School. When it was time to think about ...

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1947 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 5, 1960 Bump and Pete Elliott Made Big Ten Football History

Today’s post looks at the day that Bump and Pete Elliott made Big Ten football history. Yes, Chalmers “Bump Elliott and his younger brother Pete made a lot of history as players. So, it was only natural that they made more history as coaches. Let’s take a closer look ...

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1892 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Game Day November 4, 2017 Michigan vs Minnesota Football Game

Today is the one hundred third edition of a Michigan vs Minnesota football game. The Wolverines have played the Gophers more times than another other schools except Ohio State and Michigan State. Before I take a closer look at the Michigan vs Minnesota rivalry, I will recall how well ...

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1929 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Blog Post #3 – November 3, 1928 Joe Gembis Kicked a Historic Field Goal

Today’s post celebrates the day that Michigan Man Joe Gembis kicked a historic field goal in 1928. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Joseph G. “Dynamite Joe” Gembis was born on September 29 in 1907. Joe Gembis came to Ann Arbor from Vicksburg, Michigan in the fall of ...

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1907 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 2, 1907 Fielding Yost Beats His Brother-in-Law!

Today is a great day to recall the November 2, 1907 newspaper headline that must have read – “Fielding Yost Beats His Brother-in-Law!” The “Brother-in-Law” in this interesting event was a man named Dan McGugin.  Actually, Fielding Yost loved Dan McGugin like a brother, well, actually like a brother-in-law. ...

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1969 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Michigan Legend Tom Curtis!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Legend Tom Curtis. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Thomas Newton Curtis was born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio. Curtis grew up in Aurora, Ohio where he became an outstanding high school football player. ...

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