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November 18, 2019 Happy Birthday Dave Raimey

Posted on November 17, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day for a Maize and Blue Happy Birthday tribute to Dave Raimey. He was another Buckeye (Dayton, Ohio) who saw the light and came to play […]

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November 17, 2019. Rest in Peace Bo Schembechler

Posted on November 16, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post is titled  – A Final Ode to Bo Schembechler. My article today is dedicated to the memory of Michigan Legend Bo Schembechler who went to rest in peace […]

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November 15, 2019 First Michigan vs Albion Football Game in 1884

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post marks the anniversary of the first Michigan vs Albion football game. Yes, the Wolverines used to play Albion College. In fact, they played 17 times during a 45-year […]

1946 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 13, 2019 Happy Birthday Anniversary Paul White

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today is the Happy Birthday anniversary of Paul White. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Paul Grover White was born on this date in 1921. Mr. White came to […]

Michigan's Go Blue Banner 1962 | bigbluefootballhistory.com M Go Blue Football | M Go Blue Football History | Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 10, 2019 Michigan’s Go Blue Banner Tradition Begins in 1962

Posted on November 9, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Here’s how the Ann Arbor News Sports Section should have read on November 10, 1962 – Michigan’s Go Blue Banner Tradition Begins! I really don’t know what the lead was […]

Elliott Brothers Michigan Football 1947 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 5, 2019 Elliott Brothers Made Big Ten Football History in 1960

Posted on November 4, 2019 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 […]

1885 Michigan Football Team 1885 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 30, 2019 – Horace Prettyman – A History Maker in 1886

Posted on October 29, 2019 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 […]

1892 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 29, 2019 Historic Game: Michigan vs Northwestern – 1892

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post recalls another historic game – the first game of the Michigan vs Northwestern football series in 1892. Yes, the first game between the Wolverines and the Wildcats took […]

1979 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 27, 2019 – Michigan’s Greatest Homecoming Win -1979

Posted on October 26, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

  October 27, 1979 is a day that will live forever because it is the day of the Michigan’s Greatest Homecoming win – ever! It didn’t hurt that Wolverine radio […]

Michigan Footb all Team 1894 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Football History | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 24, 2019 – Michigan vs Adrian in 1894

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Barry Gallagher

Michigan vs Adrian in 1894.  Yes, the mighty Michigan Wolverines actually played a football game against little old Adrian College in 1894.  Team #15 earned  a special place in Michigan […]