1907 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 2, 1907 Fielding Yost Beats His Brother-in-Law!

Today is a great day to recall the November 2, 1907 newspaper headline that must have read – “Fielding Yost Beats His Brother-in-Law!” The “Brother-in-Law” in this interesting event was a man named Dan McGugin.  Actually, Fielding Yost loved Dan McGugin like a brother, well, actually like a brother-in-law. ...

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1969 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Michigan Legend Tom Curtis!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Legend Tom Curtis. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Thomas Newton Curtis was born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio. Curtis grew up in Aurora, Ohio where he became an outstanding high school football player. ...

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1995 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 31, 2017 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Jason Horn!

October 31, 2017 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Jason Horn! The purpose of today’s post is to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Jason Horn! The talented Jason Horn came to Ann Arbor to play football for Michigan and Coach Gary Moeller in 1991. Horn was an outstanding ...

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1885 Michigan Football Team 1885 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 30, 1886 – Michigan Legend Captain Horace G. Prettyman

Today’s post takes a closer look at the day when Michigan Legend Captain Horace G. Prettyman ended his three-year captaincy. Horace Greely Prettyman was born on November 8, 1857. In my opinion, he is the “most interesting man” in Michigan Football history!” The first thing about Prettyman is his ...

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1892 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 29, 1892 Historic Game Between Michigan and Northwestern

Today’s post recalls the historic game “first” game between Michigan and Northwestern in 1892. Yes, the first game between the Wolverines and the Wildcats took place way, way, way back in the Nineteenth Century – yikes! This “first” football game between Michigan and Northwestern took place at 25th Street ...

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1893 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Game Day October 28, 2017 Michigan vs Rutgers Football

Today is only the second time for a Michigan vs Rutgers football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. However, the Wolverines have played a total of eighteen games on this day in their football history. I will follow my normal format for looking at today’s game. First, I will look ...

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1979 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 27, 1979 – Greatest Michigan Homecoming Win!

October 27, 1979 is a day that will live forever because it is the day of the greatest Michigan Homecoming victory – ever! It didn’t hurt that Wolverine radio announcer Bob Ufer made it even more memorable with his legendary call of the final play.     If you ...

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Bob Ufer Salute 1981 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 26, 2017 – Rest in Peace Robert P. Ufer!

Today’s post honors the memory of the legendary Robert P. Ufer who went to rest in peace on this day in 1981. Robert Pormann “Bob” Ufer was an absolutely amazing Maize and Blue Man who ate, slept, lived, and breathed all things Michigan, but especially football. I’ll admit it ...

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1927 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 25, 2017 – Rest in Peace Bennie G. Oosterbaan!

Today’s post is an opportunity to celebrate the Maize and Blue life of Bennie G. Oosterbaan who went to rest in peace on this day in 1990. Michigan legend Benjamin G. “Bennie” Oosterbaan was born on February 4, 1906 at Muskegon, Michigan. The athletically gifted Oosterbaan grew up to ...

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1896 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 24, 1896 – Historic Big Ten Win!

Today’s post goes way, way back to a historic Big Ten win in Michigan Football history. Actually, it wasn’t a Big Ten win, but it was the first Wolverine win in the newly formed Western Conference. This milestone game took place against Purdue at Stuart Field in Lafayette, Indiana. ...

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