1986 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 9, 2017 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Jerry Quaerna!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan man Jerry Quaerna. According to the 1985 Michigan Media Guide, Jerold Oscar “Jerry” Quaerna was born on this day near Janesville, Wisconsin. He was a very good football player in high school. In fact, he was good ...

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1902 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 8, 1902 – Michigan Destroyed Michigan Agricultural

It is only fitting that the calendar takes us back to the second game of the Mitten State series where Michigan destroyed Michigan Agricultural. After watching the 110th game in the Michigan vs Michigan State rivalry last night, I thought it would be comforting to look back to a ...

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1898 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Game Day October 7, 2017 Michigan vs Michigan State Football

Today is another chapter in the Michigan vs Michigan State football rivalry. As the sports “mouths” like to say, “It doesn’t get any bigger than this.” However, this time, the words are fitting for the Mitten State rivalry game. Let’s take a closer look at the history of this ...

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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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