About the Book

Michigan Football: A History of the Nation's Winningest Program is a compilation of stories and pictures that have been printed in The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan's student-run newspaper, from 1890 to the present. The book features the program's eleven national championships, three Heisman Trophy winners and legendary coaches who have made Michigan the winningest football program in the nation.

News headlines and stories throughout the book remind the reader of the important historical events occurring in Michigan and across the world while the Wolverines played on the field. But the history of Michigan football encompasses more than what happened on the field — it includes the band, cheerleaders and fans that support the Wolverines from the sidelines every Football Saturday. The selection of the Daily's coverage — including game covers, columns and photos — reflect the greatest moments of Michigan football and highlight the players and coaches who built the team's success and tradition.

Foreword by Michael Rosenberg, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and 1996 Daily alum, and introduction by Adam Schefter, ESPN's NFL Insider and 1989 Daily alum.


For fans who live and die with every tick of the scoreboard in the Big House, this is a stroll through a funhouse of memories, from gruesome to awesome. By collecting the actual clips that were written when each moment takes place, the editors take you back in time through the vernacular prose of the day, and to the memory of when you relived every Big Blue moment in the next day's Daily."
— Gary Hoenig, ESPN Publishing general
manager and editorial director

This is a treasure trove of history and memories, not only for Michigan fans, but for anyone interested in a golden era of college football."
— Rick Berke, New York Times assistant
managing editor and 1980 Michigan Daily alum

Michigan's rich football history drips off the pages of The Michigan Daily's collection. It's wonderful to be able relive famous college football moments through the words and pictures of those young journalists — including many now-familiar bylines from major publications — experiencing them firsthand as they happened."
— Stewart Mandel, SI.com senior writer

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176 pages; 11.125 in. x 12.25 in. (hardcover); 3.5 lbs.

Foreword by Michael Rosenberg, Introduction by Adam Schefter

Produced and edited by Chantel Jennings, Nick Spar, Sarah Squire and Stephanie Steinberg

ISBN 978-1-60078-694-5 (hardcover), 978-1-60078-765-2 (softcover)

Published by Triumph Books

This book is available in quantity at special discounts for your group or organization. For further information, contact Triumph Books

For more information, e-mail footballbook@michigandaily.com