1892 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 18, 2017 Game Day Michigan vs Wisconsin Football

Today is another chapter in the one-hundred twenty-five year history of the Michigan vs Wisconsin football tradition. The teams don’t play every year and won’t because they are now in different divisions of the Big Ten Conference. However, the good news is that Michigan has won a lot of ...

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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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Michigan's Go Blue Banner 1962 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 10, 1962 Michigan’s “Go Blue” Banner Tradition Begins!

Here’s how the Ann Arbor News Sports Section should have read on November 10, 1962 – Michigan’s “Go Blue  “Banner Tradition Begins! I really don’t know what the lead was that day, but it probably had something to do with the football game between Michigan and Illinois. Yes, November ...

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1908 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

November 9, 2017 Rest in Peace Prentiss P. Douglass!

Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of a Michigan Man named Prentiss P. Douglass.  Mr. Prentiss Porter Douglass died on this date in 1949 at the age of sixty-two. Prentiss Douglass had a successful career at Michigan both as a player and a coach. Douglass came to Ann ...

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