Michigan football: Author Barry Gallagher discusses the MSU rivalry

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Wolverine TV podcast: Barry Gallagher joins to discuss Michigan/MSU rivalry book

Anthony Broome05/13/22
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TheWolverine.com’s John Borton chats with author Barry Gallagher to discuss his latest book. This one is aptly titled, “The Nasty Football History of Michigan vs Michigan State: Why Every Game Drew Blood From 1898 to 2020.”

The two discuss the genesis of the book idea and why the in-state rivalry has endured. There were also plenty of other factoids about the two programs.

Watch or listen to the full Michigan discussion below

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Where to find Gallagher’s rivalry book

Gallagher’s book can be purchased on Amazon in either Kindle, hardcover or paperback form. Below is the description of the book from the Amazon listing:

Finally, a book about the greatest football story never told – until now! The Michigan vs Michigan State football rivalry is the story of two great universities that really don’t like each other. This book examines the origins of the rivalry between these two Big Ten universities that goes back to the days before football was even played. Yes, this rivalry runs deep and so do the hard feelings between these storied football foes. Barry Gallagher is a best selling author of seven books. He is a Michigan football author and archeologist who digs into Michigan Football History—everyday! Gallagher is also the father of two Spartan sons who thought that a book about Michigan State Football would be a good book for Dad to write. His wife also thought that a book about both Michigan and Michigan State would be a fun book to read.

This comprehensive book takes a complete look at the UM vs MSU rivalry that originated in 1898 and tracks it all the way through the last game in 2020. Gallagher documents the blowouts, the last second victories, and the gut wrenching losses that have taken place in this storied rivalry. Some of the greatest games in college football history were born from this bitter football feud. Barry Gallagher tells the story of every game and all the big and little moments that make this rivalry so intense and so colorful. This book is a must read for Michigan and Michigan State football fans and everyone else who just loves college football.