The University of Michigan Wolverines football team has a rich and storied history, dating back to its first official season in 1879. The team has been consistently successful, with 11 national championships, 42 conference championships, and numerous bowl game appearances. The Wolverines’ success is largely attributed to legendary coaches such as Fielding Yost, who led the team to its first national championship in 1901, and Bo Schembechler, who coached the team for 21 seasons and had a record of 194-48-5. Over the years, the Wolverines have produced some of the greatest players in college football history, including Heisman Trophy winners Tom Harmon, Desmond Howard, and Charles Woodson.
The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the most intense in college football, with the two teams meeting annually in what is known as “The Game.” The Wolverines have an overall record of 58-51-6 against the Buckeyes, and the rivalry has produced some of the most memorable moments in college football history. Today, the University of Michigan continues to field a competitive football team, with a passionate fan base that fills Michigan Stadium, affectionately known as “The Big House,” to its capacity of over 100,000 fans on game days.
This lot is a group of four souvenir football programs produced for games in the 1960s. The group includes:
- University of Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State University Spartans (October 14, 1961)
- University of Michigan Wolverines vs. Air Force Falcons (September 26, 1964)
- University of Michigan Wolverines vs. Navy Midshipmen (October 3, 1964)
- The group includes two copies of this program. One has some noticeable creases on the front.
All four programs have great photo images and vintage advertisements, especially cars.