Row One Brand vintage football art made from 3,000 college football tickets. As seen on Forbes.com
1955 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Football Art by Row One Brand
Superior quality canvas artwork made from an authentic '55 Michigan football game ticket. The Ohio State vs. Michigan game is one of college football's greatest rivalries. This vintage Michigan ticket makes amazing wall art. Under Bennie Oosterbaan, the Wolverines went 7-2 and finished #12 in the nation in 1955.
Row One Brand sports art comes ready to hang with a wire hanger and dust cover back.
The sides of your canvas are 1.5 inches in width.
Artwork is digitally restored for vibrant color.
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Read about Michigan football history and the 1955 Michigan football team via Wikipedia below.
The Michigan Wolverines football program represents the University of Michigan in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) level. Michigan has the most all-time wins and the second highest winning percentage in college football history behind Notre Dame. The team is known for its distinctive winged helmet, its fight song, its record-breaking attendance figures at Michigan Stadium, and its many rivalries, particularly its annual, regular-season-ending game against Ohio State, once voted as ESPN's best sports rivalry.
Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1879. The Wolverines joined the Big Ten Conference at its inception in 1896, and other than a hiatus from 1907 to 1916, have been members since. Michigan has won or shared 42 league titles, and, since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936, has finished in the top 10 a total of 37 times. The Wolverines claim 11 national championships, most recently that of the 1997 squad voted atop the final AP Poll.
From 1900 to 1989, Michigan was led by a series of nine head coaches, each of whom has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame either as a player or as a coach. Fielding H. Yost became Michigan's head coach in 1901 and guided his "Point-a-Minute" squads to a streak of 56 games without a defeat, spanning from his arrival until the season finale in 1905, including a victory in the 1902 Rose Bowl, the first college football bowl game ever played. Fritz Crisler brought his winged helmet from Princeton University in 1938 and led the 1947 Wolverines to a national title and Michigan's second Rose Bowl win. Bo Schembechler coached the team for 21 seasons (1969–1989) in which he won 13 Big Ten titles and a program-record 194 games. The first decade of his tenure was underscored by a fierce competition with his former mentor, Woody Hayes, whose Ohio State Buckeyes squared off against Schembechler's Wolverines in a stretch of the Michigan–Ohio State rivalry dubbed the "Ten-Year War".
Schembechler's assistants Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr helmed the team for the next 18 years, and continued the team's success. Rich Rodriguez succeeded Carr in 2008 and was fired after three seasons in which he compiled the worst record of any coach in program history. Brady Hoke succeeded Rodriguez, but after four years of steadily declining results, was dismissed following his fourth season. Following Hoke's dismissal, Michigan hired former quarterback Jim Harbaugh, who played for Michigan between 1983 and 1986 under Schembechler.
The Michigan Wolverines have featured 78 players that have garnered consensus selection to the College Football All-America Team. Three Wolverines have won theHeisman Trophy: Tom Harmon in 1940, Desmond Howard in 1991, and Charles Woodson in 1997. Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, started at centerand was voted most valuable player by his teammates on the 1934 team.
The 1955 Michigan Wolverine Football Season
The 1955 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1955 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Bennie Oosterbaan, the Wolverines finished in third place in the Big Ten Conference with a record of 7–2. The team was ranked No. 12 and No. 13 in the final AP and UPI Polls. Left end Ron Kramer was selected as a first-team All-American. Kramer and right end Tom Maentz were nicknamed the "touchdown twins," became the first Michigan football players to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and were both first-team selections for the All-Big Ten team. Left halfback Terry Barr was selected as the team's most valuable player.
In the second week of the season, the Wolverines defeated Michigan State, 14–7. The game was the only loss of the season for Michigan State which was ranked No. 2 in the final AP and UPI polls. The Wolverines were ranked No. 2 in the country after defeating the Spartans and rose to No. 1 after defeating the No. 6 ranked Army football team by a 26–2 score the following week. In late October 1955, quarterback Jim Maddock led a come-from-behind victory in a nationally-televised game that included a 65-yard touchdown pass to Ron Kramer and a 60-yard touchdown pass to Tom Maentz. After starting the season 6-0, the team lost to Illinois on November 5, 1955. In the final game of the season, the Wolverines were favored but lost to Ohio State by a 17–0 score.
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