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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Bo Schembechler Statue | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 17, 2006. A Final Ode to Bo Schembechler

Today’s post is titled  – A Final Ode to Bo Schembechler. My article today is dedicated to the memory of Michigan Legend Bo Schembechler who went to rest in peace on this day in 2006. The day that Bo died is one of those days that I remember exactly ...

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Ron Johnson's Record Setting Game in 1968 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

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 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

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 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

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 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

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 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

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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1985 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 11, 2017 Game Day Michigan vs Maryland Football

Today is another chapter in the very short Michigan vs Maryland football tradition. The teams have not played a lot, but when they do, Michigan usually comes out on top. Of course, when Maryland did win in 2014 it was very “upsetting” to Michigan fans! It’s time to take ...

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