1. wow, excellent collection. great blog as well. keep it up.

  2. Wow, Michigan had night games back in the ’50s!
    See Rich, it’s a tradition. That means you have to do it.

  3. M’Dog,
    Plenty more on Michigan’s first night game in 1944 against Marquette here:

    And here:

    The bad news: The current renovation plans do not include permanent lights! Not to say they can’t just bring them in like they do for the 3:30 games, but to date there’s never been a night game at Michigan stadium.

  4. This is Mike Renda, Hercules Renda (the 11th item, 1940’s) was my uncle, he died a few years back but really nice collection there, we got some official signed cards and footballs, old original team photos etc… when i can i’ll take some pictures. Just letting you know.

  5. That 11th Item….is my grandfather is Hercules Renda…and i can remember going to the Michigan games on saturdays. Meeting all kinds of historical people and U OF M alum that i still am in contact with…i’m glad that my grandpa is honored by being put on this collection…


    Cody # 85