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August 11, 2018 Rest in Peace William Mace

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to honor the memory of a Wolverine named William Mace who went to rest in peace on this day in 1938. According to the Wikipedia article […]

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August 8, 2018 Happy Birthday Blake Countess!

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a recent Michigan Wolverine graduate named Blake Countess. According to the M Go Blue website, Blake Countess was born on this […]

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June 21, 2018 Happy Birthday Sione Houma!

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Michigan Man named Sione Houma. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Sione Houma was born on this day in Salt […]

1993 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com Game Day | M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History Game Day | Michigan Wolverine Football History

January 1, 2018 Michigan and South Carolina Outback Bowl Game

Posted on January 1, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Michigan and South Carolina Outback Bowl Game Preview. Today’s post will look at the BIG matchup between the Wolverines and the Gamecocks.  As […]

1981 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

December 31, 1981 First Ever Bluebonnet Bowl Game

Posted on December 31, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post recalls the thirty-sixth anniversary of Michigan’s first ever Bluebonnet Bowl game on December 31, 1981. This historic game took place in Houston, Texas against the UCLA Bruins. It […]

1978 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

December 30, 2017 Happy Birthday Harlan Huckleby

Posted on December 30, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very happy birthday to a Michigan Man named Harlan Huckleby. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Harlan Charles Huckleby was […]

2006 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

December 29, 2017 Happy Birthday Alan K. Branch!

Posted on December 29, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to wish Alan K. Branch a very Happy Birthday! Alan Keith Branch was born on this date in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He grew up to […]

1979 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

December 28, 1979 First Ever Game in December

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post recalls the thirty-eighth anniversary of Michigan’s first ever game in December in 1979. This historic matchup was also the first ever bowl game (Gator Bowl) between Michigan and […]

2003 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

December 27, 2017 Happy Birthday Chris Perry

Posted on December 27, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Chris Perry. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Raymond Christopher “Chris” Perry was born on […]

1992 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

December 26, 2017 Happy Birthday Michigan Man Coleman Wallace!

Posted on December 26, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Happy birthday Michigan Man Coleman Wallace on your special day today! Coleman “Cole” Wallace is another out-of-state player who saw the Maize and Blue “light.” He came to Ann Arbor […]