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Game Day November 4, 2017 Michigan vs Minnesota Football Game

Today is the one hundred third edition of a Michigan vs Minnesota football game. The Wolverines have played the Gophers more times than another other schools except Ohio State and Michigan State. Before I take a closer look at the Michigan vs Minnesota rivalry, I will recall how well ...

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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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1904 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

October 22, 1904 – Biggest Victory Margin in Wolverine Football History!

Today’s post recalls the day that Michigan achieved the biggest victory margin in Wolverine Football history. Fielding Yost, a graduate of West Virginia University, somehow lured his alma mater to Ann Arbor for a football game. West Virginia officials should have been wary of their former football player. The ...

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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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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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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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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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