1942 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 29, 2017 Rest in Peace Mervin “Merv” Pregulman

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of a Wolverine great named Mervin “Merv” Pregulman.  Mr. Pregulman went to rest in peace on this date in 2012. He was ninety years old at the time of his death. I am certain that Merv Pregulman had a rich, full life ...

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1931 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 28, 1931 Smallest Crowd Ever at Michigan Stadium.

On November 28, 1931, the Michigan Wolverines hosted Wisconsin in front of the smallest crowd ever at Michigan Stadium.  If you can believe it, only 9,190 people showed up to watch the final game of the 1931 Wolverine Football season. Yes, you read that correctly, it was the first, ...

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1995 Michigan Wolverine Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 27, 2017 Happy Birthday Jon Runyan

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Jon Runyan.  According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Jon Daniel Runyan was born on this day at Flint, Michigan. Jon grew up to be an outstanding athlete at Carmen-Ainsworth High School. In fact, Jon earned ...

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1891 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 26, 1891 Season of Firsts

November 26, 1891 was the last game of a memorable season in Michigan Football History because it was the last game of the Season of Firsts. In fact, it was a season of many, many Michigan Football “firsts.” Let’s go way, way, way back in Wolverine Football History (126 ...

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1985 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 23, 1985 History at the Big House!

November 23, 1985 was another day when the Wolverines made history at the Big House. This is another historic day in Michigan Football History for two BIG reasons. First, it was the first game in Michigan Football History that started at 3:30 pm. Second, because the game would end ...

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1969 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 22, 1969 – Bo’s Biggest Win!

Today’s post takes us back to November 22, 1969 – the day of Bo’s biggest win at Michigan. Bo Schembechler won 194 games at Michigan, but his first victory over Ohio State was the biggest win of his career. Let’s find out why Coach Schembechler felt that way. The ...

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Tarp Crew November 1985 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 21, 1985 First Night Game at Michigan Stadium

Today’s blog goes back to November 21, 1985 – the day of the first night game at Michigan Stadium. Contrary to popular belief, the first night game at Michigan Stadium did not take place on September 10, 2011. No, it took place twenty-six years earlier. How do I know ...

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1926 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 20, 1926 – Michigan vs Minnesota Twice

Today’s post recalls the season that the Michigan vs Minnesota Little Brown Jug battle took place twice in the same season. Yes, it was a “double good” thing for the Wolverines. The 1926 season was not the first time that Michigan had played a team twice in the same ...

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1988 Michigan Football Staff | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 19, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Tirrel Burton

Today is the Happy Birthday anniversary of Tirrel Burton. Mr. Burton was born on this date in 1929 at Oxford, Ohio. Yes, he was a Buckeye by birth, but a Michigan Man by choice. Tirrel Burton was an outstanding athlete in high school (football and track). He was recruited ...

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