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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 […]

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November 13, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Paul White!

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

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 […]

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November 7, 2018 Happy Birthday Anthony Thomas

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the “Happy Birthday” of a record-setting Wolverine named Anthony Thomas. Yes, Anthony “A-Train” Thomas was born on this day at Winnfield, Louisiana. Anthony grew up to be […]

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November 5, 2018 Elliott Brothers Made Big Ten Football History in 1960

Posted on November 4, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post looks at the day that the Elliott brothers made Big Ten football history. Yes, Chalmers “Bump” Elliott and his younger brother Pete made a lot of history as […]

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October 30, 2018 – Horace Prettyman Makes History in 1886

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post takes a closer look at the day when Wolverine legend Horace Prettyman ended his three-year tenure as a Michigan Football captain. Horace Greely Prettyman was born on November […]