1946 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 14, 2017 Rest in Peace Wolverine Captain Art Renner!

Today is a great day to celebrate the life of a former Wolverine Captain named Art Renner who went to rest in peace on this day in 1999. Arthur W. “Art” Renner, Fritz Crisler’s next-to-last “captain,” passed away on this date at Sturgis, Michigan. According to the 1943 Michigan ...

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1998 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 12, 2017 Michigan Wins College Football Attendance Title in 1998!

September 12, 1998 was an important date in Wolverine Football History because it was all about how Michigan positioned itself  to re-claim a lost title from 1997. As you remember, the Wolverines were named National Champions, by everybody except the coaches poll,  at the end of the 1997 football ...

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1933 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Herman Everhardus!

Today’s blog celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine named Herman Everhardus! However, this post takes a back seat to the sixteenth anniversary of the terrorist acts that took place on September 11, 2001. That day was one of those days where you remember exactly where you were ...

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2011 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 10, 2017 The First Night Game at the Big House!

Today’s blog post takes a closer look at the first night game at the Big House which took place on September 10, 2011. It was the second game of the Brady Hoke Era at Michigan. The Wolverines were scheduled to play the Fighting Irish on this historic day. Michigan ...

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1891 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 9, 2017 Game Day – Michigan vs Cincinnati

September 9, 2017 is Game Day as Michigan plays Cincinnati at the Big House.  Today’s game is unique this season because it is the first time Michigan and Cincinnati have ever clashed on the football field. It seems like Michigan has played every major team in the State of ...

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1995 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 8, 2017 Happy Birthday Amani Toomer.

Today is a great day to wish a Maize and Blue Happy Birthday to Amani Toomer. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Amani Askari Toomer was born on this day at Berkley, California. Toomer’s name is the first thing I find most interesting about him. His first name ...

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1991 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 7, 2017 First Game Ever Between Michigan and Boston College.

Today’s post takes a look back at the first game ever played between Michigan and Boston College. I found it interesting that these teams had never met until September 7, 1991. On that day, Coach Gary Moeller took his second-ranked Wolverines to Boston to face the Eagles. As usual, ...

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1903 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 6, 2017 Rest in Peace George W. Gregory!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of George W. Gregory who went to rest in peace on this day in 1946. He was sixty-seven years old when he died. George W. Gregory was born on April 19, 1879 in California. Yes, the story of this Wolverine “Pigskin Pioneer” goes way ...

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1942 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 5, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Julius Franks!

Today’s blog celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of Julius Franks. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Julius Franks, Jr. was born on this date in 1922 at Macon, Georgia. Later, the Franks family moved to Michigan. Julius grew up to be an outstanding football player at Hamtramck High ...

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Michigan Football September 4 2010 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

September 4, 2017 A Bigger, Better Big House!

Today’s post is a reflection about a day that gave Michigan Fans a Bigger, Better Big House! Instead of talking about a player, or players, today, we will focus on a very important day in the history of Michigan Football and Michigan Stadium. September 4, 2010 marked the official ...

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