Tag Archives: Michigan football

  • Michigan Today

    The star who skipped every class

    Despite being very prominent at Ferry Field for most of the football season, James Joy Miller, having never formally registered through the University, was not seen in a single class in the fall of 1909. His absence caused much confusion, and is still the interest of Michigan football fans today.

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  • Michigan Alum

    History Lessons: Teaching a Rival

    One of the Michigan’s storied football rivalries had humble beginnings, as a pair of U-M players served to bridge a gap and teach the game to Notre Dame.

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  • Heritage

    Tom Harmon is Missing

    Tom Harmon’s legs were on fire. These were the legs that had carried him and a football into the Michigan end zone time after time, racking up touchdowns and making him the leading scorer in the country. Now, the greatest player in Michigan history was being burned alive from the legs up in the cockpit of his World War II fighter.

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  • The bleacher collapse was captured on film.
    Bentley Historical Library

    Michigan Football was Never the Same

    A bleacher collapse during a 1908 game forever changed the way Wolverines played ball and eventually led to the construction of the Big House that fans know and love today.

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