Ron Johnson's Record Setting Game in 1968 |

November 16, 1968 Ron Johnson Set Michigan’s Rushing Record

On this day in 1968, running back Ron Johnson set Michigan’s rushing record against Wisconsin. Yes, Ronald Adolphis Johnson ran over, around, and through the Badger defense on a muddy-mess of a field. When it was all over, Johnson had rushed for 348 yards on 31 carries. He had ...

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1884 Michigan Football Team |

November 15, 1884. First Michigan vs Albion Football Game

Today’s post marks the anniversary of the first Michigan vs Albion football game. Yes, the Wolverines used to play Albion College. In fact, they played 17 times during a 45-year span (1884 to 1929). Let’s take a closer look at the history of Michigan vs Albion football. First year ...

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1968 Michiagn Football Team |

November 14, 2017 Happy Birthday George Hoey

Wow, today is a great day to wish a very happy birthday to Michigan Man George Hoey. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, George William Hoey was born on this day in Gaffney, South Carolina. George’s family moved to Flint, Michigan when he was thirteen. George grew up ...

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1946 Michigan Football Team |

November 13, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Paul White!

Today is the Happy Birthday anniversary of Paul White. Mr. White was born on this date in 1921. Paul Grover White came to Ann Arbor from River Rouge where he was an outstanding high school football player. Paul White arrived on campus in the Fall of 1940. It was ...

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1971 Michigan FOotball Team |

November 12, 2017 Rest in Peace Dr. Tom Slade!

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Tom Slade who went to rest in peace on this date in 2006.  Thomas A. “Tom” Slade was born in Manotick, Michigan. He grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and become an excellent athlete at Saginaw High School Tome was an ...

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Michigan's Go Blue Banner 1962 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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