Little Brown Jug
Dick from Stillwater asked: When was the last time the Gophers had possession of the Pig, Jug and Axe? Earlier this season, Minnesota beat Michigan to take the Little Brown Jug and Iowa for Floyd of Rosedale. If the Gophers beat the Badgers on Saturday, they will also be in possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The last time that happened was 1967.
All of a sudden attention has turned to the Gopher football team. Or, more specifically, their standings. Their 2-and-0 start in a conference that seems a bit down will do that.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s not often for there to be a lot on the line when Northwestern and Minnesota meet on the football field. That there will be on Saturday even after shaky starts by […]
The oldest college football trophy is back in the possession of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and now you’ll have the chance to see the Little Brown Jug in person. TCF Bank is partnering with the University of Minnesota and Cub Foods to take the jug on tour from Oct. 8 – 14.
The Little Brown Jug has been on a victory parade of sorts after Minnesota took it from Michigan for just the second time in the last 24 games of one of the longest running rivalries in college football. It’s hard to blame the Golden Gophers, or their giddy fans and school officials, for reveling in the aftermath of a 30-14 victory at the Big House on Sept. 27.
There was plenty of excitement among fans last Saturday after the University of Minnesota football team beat Michigan 30-14 to reclaim the Little Brown Jug. Gophers fans looking to see the Little Brown Jug for themselves and even take a picture with it can do so Wednesday and Thursday night.
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Minnesota at Michigan. The Little Brown Jug is on the line. So, it seems, is Brady Hoke’s job based on the noise coming out of Ann Arbor. Last week’s 16-point loss to Utah at home, following the 31-0 defeat at Notre Dame two weeks earlier, has made this as much a must-win game as there can be in late September.
Michigan has dominated Minnesota in football for years. They play for the Little Brown Jug trophy so this is still considered one of the Big Ten’s many rivalries, but the Gophers have only won three times in the last 40 games.
Now it’s the Big 10 season, which means the 1-3 Gophers can achieve a lot for their program if they can at least be competitive on Saturday against the Wolverines. It’s the battle for the Little Brown Jug in front of more than 100,000 fans.