Tag Archives: 1923

Little Brown Jug, Part 1 – “Yost Left His Yug”

When the Wolverines and the Golden Gophers began their rivalry back in 1903, both teams were undefeated and football fever was sending the mercury through the top of the thermometer. Michigan’s Fielding Yost was so worried that the home team … Continue reading

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When Chicago Was A Powerhouse, But Red Grange Was Their Master

Many or most Illinois fans have undoubtedly heard of the great Red Grange’s performance against Michigan in 1924, when he first became a household name. On the October afternoon that dedicated Illinois Memorial Stadium, the Galloping Ghost thoroughly destroyed an … Continue reading

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Before Duke, There Was Trinity . . .

And before there was Wallace Wade Stadium, there was Hanes Field, a cozy little venue that was also the longtime home of the Durham Bulls, tucked behind the Broad Street wall on what is now known as East Campus. This … Continue reading

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Clemson – South Carolina always epic through the ages

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Michigan-Minnesota going for the Little Brown Jug

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Penn State – Navy always an epic showdown

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Nebraska Memorial Stadium 1923 dedication

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The Wonder Team Gets A New Playpen

Long before Bud Wilkinson’s Oklahoma teams ran off their record-breaking 47 straight wins in the 1950s, the longest reign of Division I terror was that of Andy Smith’s California “wonder teams” of 1920-25. Between a loss to Washington at the … Continue reading

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Little Brown Jug, Part One – “Yost Left His Yug”

When the Wolverines and the Golden Gophers began their rivalry back in 1903, both teams were undefeated and football fever was sending the mercury through the top of the thermometer. Michigan’s Fielding Yost was so worried that the home team … Continue reading

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When Chicago Was A Powerhouse, But Red Grange Was Their Master

Many or most Illinois fans have undoubtedly heard of the great Red Grange’s performance against Michigan in 1924, when he first became a household name. On the October afternoon that dedicated Illinois Memorial Stadium, the Galloping Ghost thoroughly destroyed an … Continue reading

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