It wasn’t originally little or brown.
It was a five-gallon jug, 16 inches tall with a 37-inch circumference. It weighed more than 20 pounds and was putty-colored.
The Michigan and Minnesota football teams have played each other on-and-off since 1892. But in October 1903, the stakes were higher for both squads — and the first college football trophy, the Little Brown Jug, was born.