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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 […]

Buster Stanley Michigan Football 1993 | gobluefotoballhistory.com Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 30, 2018 Happy Birthday Buster Stanley

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s is a good day to wish a very happy birthday to Buster Stanley. That’s right, Sylvester “Buster” Stanley was born on this date in Youngstown, Ohio. He grew up […]

Franklin C. "Cappy" Cappon | bigbluefootballhistory.com Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 29, 2016: Rest in Peace Cappy Cappon!

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the life of Cappy Cappon who died on this date in 1961. Franklin C. Cappon was born in Holland, Michigan on October 17, 1900. He was an outstanding […]

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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 27, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary William H. Mace!

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of William H. Mace. Our Wolverine of the Day, William Harrison Mace was born near Lexington, Indiana in 1852. Yes, that was a […]

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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 25, 2018 Bo’s Worst Day in 1973

Posted on November 24, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Bo’s Wolverines did not play, or lose, on Sunday, November 25, 1973, but it was Bo’s worst day as a coach! Glenn Edward “Bo” Schembechler publicly declared that this was […]

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November 24, 2018 – Michigan vs Ohio State Football Game

Posted on November 23, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Just in case you didn’t know, today is another chapter in the Michigan vs Ohio State football tradition. In fact, it is Chapter 115 between these two intense rivals. The […]

Tom Harmon Michigan Football 1940 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 23, 2018 Ohio State Week – Harmon’s Standing Ovation in 1940

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post, Harmon’s Standing Ovation, is my sixth and final post before Saturday’s game in Columbus. Wow, the week has flown by. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving with […]

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November 22, 2018 Ohio State Week – Bo’s Biggest Win in 1969

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Okay, I am breaking with my “games played at Columbus theme” today because November 22nd is such a significant day in Michigan Football History. Today’s post takes us back to […]

The Legend of Bo Schembechler by Barry Gallagher