Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Friday May 26, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Trophy CSI

 

continued

Digging through articles and photos from the 1920s, I later found two images of the jug displaying a pointed Minnesota "M": one in the program for the 1923 game, and another 1927 photo of Minnesota captain Herb Joesting cradling the crock. Since both images predate the shady doings of the early 1930s, I'm confident the jug in Michigan's custody is authentic.

I'm also certain that for at least two years in the 1930s, the U-M tried to pass off a replica as the real thing. I don't know who created the "Cadillac" jug, or where the real trophy was at the time. For what it's worth, though, Minnesota's Oscar Munson never had any doubt: he always claimed the Little Brown Jug had spent those years "in Mr. Yost's cellar."    (end of article)

[Originally published in November, 2009.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6 l 7
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Schools Millage
On May 2, the AAPS will ask voters to extend and expand the schools' sinking fund.
James Leonard
Points Of Interest in Dexter
Bringing Back Barley
Saline entrepreneurs boost local brewing.
M.A. Engle
Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret
Chain Stores in Flux
What's next for Moosejaw and American Apparel?
Sally Mitani
Nightspots: Old Town
Miss Muehlig, Meet Dr. Rahmani
The spot where her house once stood will become an uncommonly graceful 6-story building.
Sally Mitani
Going, Going, Gone!
Do antiques have a future?
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Middle Schools
Smokehouse 52 BBQ
Finding its strengths
M.B. Lewis
Regent Hotel
Volik championship May 22 to 28
Grieve Well Kite Festival June 17th 2017