Michigan just missed on a share of the Big Ten regular-season title and now embarks on its quest to claim the conference tournament championship with a first-round game against Penn State on Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. Follow the game here with updates from Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.
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University of Michigan
No. 7 U-M (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten) has a chance to gain a share of the Big Ten title in today’s matchup with second-ranked Indiana at Crisler Center. If Michigan wins, it will move into a first-place tie with the Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4). If Michigan State wins at home against Northwestern and Ohio State wins … Continue Reading →
Connecticut released its 2013 football schedule, and there is no change in venue for the UConn-Michigan game on Sept. 21. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon had been hoping to move the game to a larger stadium, but according to the release, the game is set for Rentschler Field. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 … Continue Reading →
Michigan State and Michigan are both coming off tough losses, but that doesn’t diminish the significance of Sunday’s 4 p.m. showdown at the Crisler Center. Follow all the action here with regular posts by Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News.
After a rough 1-3 stretch, Michigan tries to make it two Big Ten wins in a row in a 1 p.m. game against Illinois today at the Crisler Center. Follow the action here with live updates by Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
Could there be another Wheatley playing football at Michigan? Former Michigan standout Tyrone Wheatley, now a Buffalo Bills assistant coach, was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame earlier this month and spoke proudly of his five children. His oldest son, Tyrone Jr. – he goes by T.J. – is a 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight … Continue Reading →
Former Michigan basketball standout Jalen Rose will emcee the annual “Mock Rock” on Monday. The Michigan student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) will host its annual variety show at Hill Auditorium. Mock Rock is a fund-raiser for Mott Children’s Hospital and features skits from Michigan’s student-athletes. Money raised also will go to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy … Continue Reading →
Former Michigan players Tyrone Wheatley and Scot Loeffler, also a former assistant coach with the Wolverines, likely are moving to new coaching jobs. Wheatley, the former running back, is expected to join Doug Marrone’s with the Buffalo Bills as a running backs coach, according to several published reports Monday. Wheatley had been at Syracuse since … Continue Reading →
Michigan tight end Devin Funchess has made the Football Writers Association of American (FWAA) freshman All-America team. The FWAA announced the team on Monday. Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Allen also made the team.
South Carolina scored with 11 seconds left on a 32-yard pass play from Dylan Thompson to Bruce Ellington to lift the Gamecocks to a 33-28 victory over Michigan in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. The Gamecocks, who drove 70 yards on 10 plays for the winning score, failed on a two-point conversion. That … Continue Reading →