1976 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 6, 2017 – Happy Birthday Calvin O’Neal

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine All-American named Calvin O’Neal. According to the 1975 Michigan Football Media Guide, Calvin O’Neal was born on this day in Osceloa, Arkansas. When he was young, Calvin’s family moved to Saginaw, Michigan. He became an outstanding ...

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2003 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 5, 2017 – Happy Birthday Jeremy LeSueur

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Jeremy Le Sueur. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Jeremy E. LeSueur was born on this day in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He grew up to be an excellent athlete and starred at Holly Springs ...

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1948 Michigan Football Team | bibluefootballhistory.com

October 4, 2017 – Happy Birthday Dan Dworsky

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday of Michigan Man Dan Dworsky. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Daniel Leonard “Dan” Dworsky was born on this day in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dworksy grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He came to Ann Arbor to study architecture, play football and ...

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1896 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 3, 1896 – Michigan Football – First Game Against Michigan Normal

Today’s post recalls an interesting date in Michigan Football History – the  anniversary of the first game against Michigan Normal College from Ypsilanti, Michigan. Although you really can’t call it a rivalry, the Wolverines and Hurons (now Eagles) were two of the “closest” rivals in terms of proximity since ...

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1897 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 2, 1897 The Day That Gustave Ferbert Took Charge!

October 2nd is an important day in Michigan Football History because it is the day that Gustave Ferbert took charge of Michigan Football. Gustave “Dutch” Ferbert coached his first game on Saturday, October 2, 1897. He also became the first Michigan alumnus to coach his alma mater on this ...

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1927 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Michigan Stadium!

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish “Happy Birthday” to Michigan Stadium. Yes, that wonderful structure came to life ninety-one seasons ago on October 1, 1927. The first game in Michigan Stadium history was also the first game of the 48th season of Wolverine football. The game was ...

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1899 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 30, 1899 First September Game in Michigan Football History

Today’s post looks back at September 30, 1899 when Michigan played their first September game in Michigan Football History. Coach Gustave Ferbert and Captain Allen Steckle led the Wolverines to an 11-0 win over some “visitors” from Hillsdale.  Wolverine Team #20 used the eighty-fourth win in Michigan Football History ...

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1929 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 29, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joseph “Dynamite Joe” Gembis!

Today’s blog celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of Joseph “Dynamite Joe” Gembis. I wrote about him last year, but his grandson reminded me of something very important that I did not share in my previous article about Joe Gembis. So, I will address that important issue later in this ...

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1940 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 28, 2017 Happy Birthday – Michigan Legend Thomas D. Harmon!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday anniversary of Michigan legend Thomas D. Harmon.  It is only fitting that we celebrate the birth of “Old 98” on what would be his 98th birthday! According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Thomas Dudley “Tom” Harmon was born on this day in ...

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