1968 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 17, 2017 – Happy Birthday Wolverine Record Setter Ron A. Johnson!

Today is a great day to celebrate the happy birthday anniversary of a Wolverine record setter named Ron A. Johnson. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Ronald Adolphis “Ron” Johnson was born on this day in 1947 at Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Detroit and attended Northwestern ...

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1993 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 16, 1993 – Michigan Defeats Penn State!

Today’s post recalls the anniversary of the historic headline that read – Michigan defeats Penn State! This game marked the first ever meeting between the two powerhouse programs. Interestingly, both team had been playing football for over one hundred years, but they never met on the field until October ...

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1989 Michigan FOotball Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 15, 2017 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Greg McMurtry!

Today’s post celebrates the birth of a Michigan Man named Greg McMurtry. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Ryan Wendell “Greg” McMurtry who was born on this day in Jackson, Mississippi. He came to Ann Arbor from Brockton, Massachusetts. McMurtry was an outstanding athlete at Brockton High School ...

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1898 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 13, 2017 – Rest in Peace Michigan Man Charles Street!

Today’s blog post remembers the contributions of a Michigan Man named Charles Street. Mr. Charles E. Street died on this day in 1950. He is unique among all Wolverine quarterbacks because he was the first man to do something very important in Michigan Football history. Charles Street came to ...

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2006 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 12, 2017 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Obi Oluigbo!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Obi Oluigbo. Obianna “Nnambi “Obi” Oluigbo.  who was born on this day in Laurel, Maryland. In my opinion, Obi Oluigbo has one of the greatest names in Michigan Football history! It is just a great ...

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1941 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 11, 1941 – Michigan Football Team Defeated Pittsburgh

Today’s post recalls the anniversary of the day when the Michigan Football team defeated the University of Pittsburgh by a score of 40-0.  Michigan Coach Fritz Crisler liked to play teams from the East and the West, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. Although they ...

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1956 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October10, 2016 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Dick Hill!

Today is a great day to remember the happy birthday anniversary of a Michigan Man named Dick Hill. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Richard F. “Dick” Hill was born on this day in 1934.  Dick became an excellent high school athlete in Gary, Indiana. When it came ...

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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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