In the Press

"I’ve read just about every book on Michigan football available and it’s clear that the Daily articles were the primary source materials for many of them." - UMGoBlue.COM, August 28, 2012

"Mark Snyder: New book brings to life Michigan football program's legends, history" - Detroit Free Press, August 6, 2012

"Tom Brady gets only passing mention in Michigan football history book" - The Buzz (, July 19, 2012


The Daily's editors have produced a rich and rousing history of a great football team told through the many generations and typefaces of a great college newspaper. I thought I knew everything about Michigan football. Now I actually do."
— Sam Walker, Wall Street Journal Sports Editor
This is the bible of Michigan football — the definitive retrospective of how the program emerged from its humble beginnings to become a nationwide religion with followers from coast to coast. From Yost to Bo to Lloyd to Brady, this is the story told by those who were there: the students themselves."
— Bernie Smilovitz, NBC Detroit sports anchor
This is a must-have book for any Michigan fan and for those who simply want to learn more about the program's long history."
— Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News football writer
The story of Michigan football has been told in many ways, relying on narrative or numbers. This book instead takes a unique approach, presenting more than 100 years of Michigan football as it happened — written in the language of the day and depicted in the typography of the times. Wolverine fans are in for a nostalgic treat as tales of our conquering heroes come to life through the passionate reporting and photography of the student journalists at The Michigan Daily."
— Gary Kicinski, former distribution editor of USA Today Sports and 1979 Michigan 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, senior writer