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The 2013 NCAA Tournament begins Thursday afternoon with Michigan State matching up against Valparaiso at The Palace. Later, on that same court, the Michigan Wolverines will take on South Dakota State.
What’s in store for both the Spartans and Wolverines on Thursday (and possibly beyond)? Chris Burke and Max DeMara break that down, with the help of Terry Vandrovec from the Argus Leader and Michael Osipoff from the Post-Tribune.
Here’s this week’s Detroit Sports Show:
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The University of Michigan football team suffered a big blow on Tuesday. Linebacker Jake Ryan suffered a torn ACL injury and is out indefinitely. It’s the kind of blow that can cause a college football team to either sink or swim. Is the Michigan 2013 season a wash at this point? The team announced [...]
Michigan coach Brady Hoke talks in-depth about the Gardner’s new maturity as a player. He gives an update on injured running back Fitzgerald Toussaint. Plus Thomas Gordon playing both safety positions, and the early enrollee freshman defensive backs.
The fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines and fifth-seeded VCU Rams will open Saturday’s Round 3 action in the NCAA Tournament with a 12:15 p.m. ET tip. The game will be the first of two at The Palace of Auburn Hills, with Michigan State and Memphis doing battle in game two, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Michigan-VCU.
The Rams are coming off a 46-point win over Akron on Thursday...
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke talks about his confidence in his teammates, how he feels physically after the nasty fall against SDSU, and bouncing back after a rare subpar performance.
Michigan redshirt junior quarterback Devin Gardner is preparing for this fall by watching countless hours of practice film. Gardner explains his reasons for such avid study. Also, he talks about being just a quarterback this season and his leadership by example.
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament - or so it seemed at first.
The Wolverines were in the round of 32, facing Duke in Charlotte, N.C. It appeared the Blue Devils would have a big advantage until Morgan noticed something about the crowd.
''Duke and North Carolina...
Michigan freshman center Mitch McGary talks about getting the start in the win over South Dakota State, the energy he brought to the floor, and how he and the Wolverines secured the win.
Nik Stauskas and Trey Burke were available on Friday afternoon to discuss Michigan’s match up with VCU and the challenge Michigan’s guards will have with VCU’s pressure defense. Watch the videos in the embedded media players below:
Burke after the jump.
Michigan coach John Beilein takes questions one day removed from the Wolverines second round tournament win over South Dakota State, discusses the focus in practice Friday, and how dangerous an opponent VCU will be Saturday afternoon.