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January 12, 2017. Happy Birthday Anniversary Fritz Crisler

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of former Michigan football coach and athletic administrator Fritz Crisler. Herbert Orin “Fritz” Crisler was born on this day in 1899 in Earlville, […]

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January 11, 2017. Remember the First Family of Michigan Football

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

I thought today would be the perfect day to connect two important numbers (1 and 11) and remember the first family of Michigan football at the same time. Since this […]

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January 10, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary John McLean

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a perfect day to remember John McLean and recognize his birthday anniversary. John Frederick McLean was born on this day way, way back in 1878. Yes, that was […]

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January 9, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Howie Auer!

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post is an opportunity to celebrate a Happy Birthday Anniversary for a Michigan Wolverine named Howie Auer. Howard Joseph “Howie” Auer was born on this date in 1908 in […]

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January 8, 2017 Rest in Peace John Bloomingston!

Posted on January 8, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a new day to remember a Wolverine named John Bloomingston who went to rest in peace on this day in 1942. John Bloomingston was born in Chicago, Illinois […]

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January 7, 2017 Happy Birthday Mike Gittleson!

Posted on January 7, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan’s legendary STRONGMAN – Mike Gittleson. Coach Mike Gittleson never played a down or drew up a play for the Wolverines. […]

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January 6, 2017 Rest in Peace Mike Shatusky!

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Mike Shatusky who went to rest in peace on this day in 2013. Michael “Mike” Shatusky was the pride of Menominee, Michigan. He served […]

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January 5, 2017 Rest in Peace Cecil Gooding

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a good day to remember a Michigan Man named Cecil Gooding who continues to rest in peace on this day. Cecil Gooding was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and seemed […]

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January 4, 2017 Rest in Peace Pete Elliott

Posted on January 4, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Pete Elliott who went to rest in peace on this day in 2013. Peter R. “Pete” Elliott was born on September 29, 1926. He […]

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January 3, 2017 More Michigan Football Firsts

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Barry Gallagher

Today is another good day to look at three more Michigan Football firsts. Brady Hoke guided his 2011 Michigan Wolverines to a regular season record of 10 wins and 2 […]