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Michigan fans received some frustrating news at Big Ten Media Day when John Beilein reported Jon Horford had twisted his knee at the end of a recent practice. Unfortunately, it was news that fans have become accustomed to. Horford has been plagued by injuries throughout his career at Michigan that have limited his playing time and his effectiveness. There was a lot of excitement when Michigan acquired the younger brother of Al Horford three years ago out of Grand Ledge and while it isn’t fair to say Horford has been a disappointment, we simply haven’t seen him in action enough to make a judgment on his development one way or the other.
After missing Michigan’s exhibition games, the latest news on Horford’s status is that he should be “full go” for Michigan’s season opener on Friday. If he is, Michigan fans will finally get a chance to see what he can do. But given how crowded the Michigan frontcourt is at this point, how much they will see of Horford is still up for grabs. What Horf...
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Josh Bartelstein and Jordan Morgan met with the media this afternoon ahead of Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock on Friday. Bartelstein discussed what it meant to be named a captain and how he looks to embrace the role. Morgan discussed the team’s growth in practice thus far and his thoughts on Bartelstein as a captain.
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John Beilein previewed Michigan’s season opener against Slippery Rock this afternoon with the media. Beilein made it clear that he won’t overlook the Division II opener and also relayed some injury news. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas is dealing with back spasms and is “probably questionable” while Jon Horford is expected to be in the rotation Friday.
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No. 5 Michigan opens its season tomorrow against Slippery Rock. Coach John Beilein discussed The Rock and the Wolverines focus going into their first game of 2012-13. Beilein also discussed the lineup and rotations to start the season, Stauskas’ injury situation, Burke and Albrecht playing in the same back court, and more. ***Full Video of the Press conference included***
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke was chomping at the bit to get back on the court Monday. When he finally did he made it clear that he is ready to steer the Maize & Blue ship on and off the floor.
Michigan head coach John Beilein spent nearly the entirety of Monday’s final exhibition game against Saginaw Valley State tinkering with the lineup. What will the rotation look like for Friday’s opener?
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