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1948 Michigan Wolverines Artwork: Men's 50/50 Blend Hooded Long Sleeve T-shirt

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Color: black heather

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In the mid-1920s, the University of Michigan introduced a mounted and stuffed wolverine named "Biff" as the team mascot. In 1923, after seeing the University of Wisconsin football team carry live badgers at games, University of Michigan athletic director and football coach Fielding H. Yost decided to procure a wolverine. The best he could do in 1924 was to obtain a mounted and stuffed wolverine from the Hudson's Bay Company. The stuffed wolverine was named “Biff” and was featured on the cover of a 1925 game program. Then, in 1927, the Detroit Zoo acquired ten wolverines from Alaska. During the 1927 season, Yost struck a deal with the zoo to have two of the wolverines transported to Ann Arbor on football Saturdays. The two wolverines were nicknamed “Biff” and “Bennie” and were paraded around Michigan Stadium during football games. Biff and Bennie’s first appearance came on dedication day for Michigan Stadium in 1927.
Product details
Rep your favorite retro team or mascot with our lightweight, all weather jersey cotton Hood Tee, perfect for a vintage, lived-in feel.
  • NOT A SWEATSHIRT
  • 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester
  • Made with sustainably sourced USA grown cotton
  • Jersey hood with two-needle along hood
  • Two-needle coverstitching on front neck
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