Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 31

October 31, 1903 - The Little Brown Jug rivalry was created after the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team of the University of Minnesota and Michigan Wolverines football team of the University of Michigan met up on this date.  “It is the oldest rivalry trophy, and one of the oldest rivalry games, in American college football.”

Photograph of the "Michigan Jug" (which was neither little nor brown) from the 1909 Michiganensian.

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