Little Brown Jug means little to U-M

Trophy game with Minnesota too lopsided to hold luster it had from 1920 to 1940

Updated: September 29, 2011, 5:25 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Glen Mason boarded Minnesota's chartered flight in 2005, settled into his first-class seat and glanced next to him. The Minnesota coach expected to see another coach or perhaps an empty seat. Having just beaten Michigan -- the Gophers' first win against the Wolverines since 1986 -- he found something else.

Safely buckled in like a small child was the Little Brown Jug.

One of the oldest trophies in college football, the Jug has rarely been in Minnesota's possession ...

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