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January 16, 2019 Rest in Peace Curtis Redden

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a good day to remember Curtis Redden who continues to rest in peace today. Curtis Gerald “Cap” Redden died on this day in Koblenz, Germany in 1919. Lieutenant […]

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January 14, 2019 Rest in Peace Former MVP Dennis Fitzgerald

Posted on January 13, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a good day to remember a Michigan Man named Dennis Fitzgerald who went to rest in peace on this day in 2001. Joseph Dennis Fitzgerald was born in […]

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January 13, 2019 – Happy Birthday Tony Henderson

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Tony Henderson.  Tony Henderson was born on this day in Indianapolis, Indiana. He grew up to be an outstanding […]

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December 24, 2018 Happy Birthday Dick Vidmer!

Posted on December 23, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Wolverine named Dick Vidmer. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Richard F. “Dick” Vidmer was born on this day in […]

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December 10, 2018 Happy Birthday Michigan Man John Chase!

Posted on December 9, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

I’ll bet you didn’t know that today is the happy birthday anniversary of Michigan Man John Chase. When you talk about the “founding fathers” of Michigan Football, you must talk […]

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December 1, 2018 Rest in Peace Howard Yerges

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the day that Howard Yerges went to rest in peace in 2000. Howard Frederick Yerges, Jr. died on this day at the age of seventy-five.  He played […]

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November 28, 2018 The Season of Firsts 1891

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s blog goes all the way back to the end of an eventful Michigan Football season that I call A Season of Firsts in Wolverine football history. November 28, 1891 marked the […]

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November 26, 2018 Michigan’s First Indoor game in 1896

Posted on November 25, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

November 26, 1896 was a memorable day in Michigan Football History because it was the day of Michigan’s first indoor game. Michigan’s first indoor game was also the first indoor […]

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November 16, 2018 Ron Johnson – Two Records Turn 50

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Part I. Wolverine Football History: Two Ron Johnson Records Turn 50. The Game of a Lifetime: On this day in 1968, running back Ron Johnson set Michigan’s single-game rushing record […]

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November 14, 2018 Happy Birthday George Hoey

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

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 […]