University of Michigan Football

University of Michigan Wolverines

Team History

A charter member of the conference (Western) that would become The Big Ten, the Wolverines first football game took place in 1896, and in 119 years since they’ve won the most games in college football history. Their win percentage is second nationally only to Notre Dame, and part of the Wolverines’ unmatched tradition includes 42 Big Ten championships and 11 national titles. Since 1927 the Wolverines have played their home games in Michigan Stadium, and thanks to expansions in the years since the Wolverines boast the largest football stadium in the country. Michigan fans have been treated to 127 first-team All-Americans and 3 winners of the Heisman Trophy: Tom Harmon in 1940, Desmond Howard in 1991 and Charles Woodson in 1997.

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Big Ten Facts

  • Seasons as a member: 109 (Independent from 1908-1917)
  • Big Ten Championships: 42
  • Championship Frequency: One every 2.6 years
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 20
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 8
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: 17
  • Coach of the Year Award Recipients: Bo Schembechler (6), Gary Moeller (2), Brady Hoke
Wolverines Team History

icon-michiganA charter member of the conference (Western) that would become The Big Ten, the Wolverines first football game took place in 1896, and in 119 years since they’ve won the most games in college football history. Their win percentage is second nationally only to Notre Dame, and part of the Wolverines’ unmatched tradition includes 42 Big Ten championships and 11 national titles. Since 1927 the Wolverines have played their home games in Michigan Stadium, and thanks to expansions in the years since the Wolverines boast the largest football stadium in the country. Michigan fans have been treated to 127 first-team All-Americans and 3 winners of the Heisman Trophy: Tom Harmon in 1940, Desmond Howard in 1991 and Charles Woodson in 1997.

Big Ten Facts
  • Seasons as a member: 109 (Independent from 1908-1917)
  • Big Ten Championships: 42
  • Championship Frequency: One every 2.6 years
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 20
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 8
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: 17
  • Coach of the Year Award Recipients: Bo Schembechler (6), Gary Moeller (2), Brady Hoke