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October 21, 2016 – Happy Birthday Bob and Rick Stites!

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birth of the Stites twins. Bob and Rick Stites were born on this date in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They grew up with Maize and Blue Blood […]

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October 20, 2016 – Rest in Peace George C. Schemm!

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Okay, today we jump way, way back in time to remember George C. Schemm who died on this day in 1904. George Schemm was another Michigan “Pigskin Pioneer” from Saginaw, […]

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October 18, 2016 – Happy Birthday Walter Smith!

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birth of a former Michigan Wolverine co-captain named Walter Smith. He came from Detroit McKenzie High School to play football for Gary Moeller in 1990. Walter […]

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October 18, 2016 – Happy Birthday Bob Timberlake!

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

My favorite college football player when I was in high school was #28 Robert W. “Bob” Timberlake. Bob Timberlake came to Ann Arbor in 1961 from Franklin, Ohio. He came […]

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October 17, 2016 – Happy Birthday Karl Tech!

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Happy Birthday Michigan Man Karl Tech. Karl Tech came to Ann Arbor to play football for Michigan and Coach Lloyd Carr in 2007. Tech was an outstanding football player and […]

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October 16, 2016 – First, Last, and Never Again!

Posted on October 16, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Saturday, October 16, 1886 marked the start of the first and only season of its kind in Michigan football history. The early years of Michigan football were random to say […]

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October 15, 2016 – Happy Birthday Michigan Man Greg McMurtry!

Posted on October 15, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birth of Ryan Wendell “Greg” McMurtry who was born on this day in Jackson, Mississippi. He came to Ann Arbor from Brockton, Massachusetts. McMurtry was an […]

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October 14, 2016 – The Heisman Showdown that Fizzled!

Posted on October 14, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

The 1939 football season was interesting in many respects. First, it was the second year of the Fritz Crisler Era at Michigan and expectations were high for Crisler’s Wolverines. Michigan […]

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October 13, 2016 – Rest in Peace Charles Street!

Posted on October 13, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s blog post remembers the contributions of a Michigan Man named Charles E. Street. Mr. Street died on this day in 1950. He is unique among all Wolverine quarterbacks because […]

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October 12, 2016 – Happy Birthday Obi Oluigbo!

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Happy Birthday to 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. […]