Skip to main content

On this day in 1903 ...


The Minnesota Gophers and Michigan Wolverines football teams play to a 6-6 tie, snapping Michigan's 29 game winning streak.

The favored Wolverines were dubbed the "point a minute" team, having not lost since coach Fielding H. Yost took over in 1901, but the Gophers, also undefeated at the time, held them to six points in front of 20,000 at Northrop Field.

The game had to be called with two minutes remaining because fans stormed the field in anticipation of Minnesota ending Michigan's 2 1/2 season win streak.

After the game, custodian Oscar Munson came across a five-gallon jug in the Michigan locker room left behind by Yost and delivered it to the U of M's athletic department.

Enthused by the tie as well as the object that could commemorate the day, department head L.J. Cooke painted the score on the jug, hanging it in his office until 1909, the first time Yost faced the Gophers since 1903. Yost had a meeting with Cooke in his office before the game, where he saw the jug.

At that meeting, the two decided that the jug would be awarded to the winner. It is the oldest trophy series in FBS history.

The two have met exactly 100 times since the trophy's inception, with Michigan leading the series with 74 wins, while the Gophers have logged 23 victories, and the other three games ending in a tie.

Next Up

940 Margaret St, St Paul, MN 55106, United States - May 2019 (1)

4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul

The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.

Minneapolis police

Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis

The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.

Anthony Edwards

Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers

A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.

Mikko Koivu

Wild to retire Mikko Koivu's No. 9 jersey

Koivu will be the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Boebert-Omar - Flickr Gage Skidmore

Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar

A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.

Patrick Peterson

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list

The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.

flickr - thin ice warning - USFWS Midwest

'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.


Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

school bus stop pixabay

School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.

Child mental health counseling

As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access

Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.

Dalvin Cook

Mixed reports on Dalvin Cook's injury status

The Vikings running back could miss two games...or he could play Sunday.