When it comes to football, one of the most recognizable symbols is the winged helmet from the University of Michigan! Since its debut in 1938, it has served as the helmet design for the football team, hockey team, field hockey goalies, as well as the the baseball and softball teams. The University of Michigan has a rich and storied athletics tradition. Michigan athletic teams have claimed more than 50 national championships in 12 sports over the years, beginning with football's 1901 national title. The Wolverines have won a record 903 games and have an all-time winning percentage of .735, also the best in college football history. Michigan won the inaugural Rose Bowl in 1902, the first college bowl game ever played. The Wolverine football program has claimed 11 national titles.