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Three time former Michigan captain Zack Novak has linked up with us occasionally throughout the season to discuss life as a basketball player overseas as well as Michigan’s season on the court thus far. In part one of this update, Novak discusses the Netherlands as well as what went wrong at Ohio State.
First off, how are things going in the Netherlands? How’s life overseas and how’s your season going on the court?
Things in the Netherlands are going well overall. I’m really enjoying the experience of living in another country and learning about another culture. My teammates are all great guys and I’ve made some friendships that will last a very long time. I’m to the point now where the language barrier isn’t that big of an issue any more, which is huge. One time earlier this year, I mistakenly bought paper towels instead of toilet paper three times in one week! I’ve also started to cook quite a bit more than I did in the past. I thought I was getting pretty good until two days ago ...
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In part two of our interview with former Michigan captain Zack Novak, we discuss Thursday’s upcoming game against Minnesota and what Novak has seen out of Michigan’s freshmen. Catch up with part one here or read this interview below.
I get the sense you’ve watched your fair share of Big Ten hoops this year. Have you had a chance to watch Minnesota? How do you see Michigan matching...
#5 ranked Michigan Basketball (16-1, 3-1) suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday at Ohio State. Things don’t get any easier for the Wolverines on Thursday as they will play at #9 Minnesota in The Barn, which is a very hostile environment. Tip off is scheduled for 7:03 pm and the game will be televised on ESPN. The broadcast crew will be Dan Shulman, Dick Vitale and...
John Beilein joined the rest of the Big Ten coaches on a conference call on Monday. Beilein discussed his team’s tough loss to Ohio State, what it’s like playing in the Big Ten with five freshmen and more. You can read selected notes and quotes below.
Opening statement: “We had an exciting game in Columbus yesterday. We didn’t come out with the win we had hoped to have, but...
Miroslav Jaksic, a 6-foot-11 Serbian-born Canadian who has spent his high school years at Walled Lake Western High School, has been attracting some major interest during his senior season.
Jaksic appears to have all the tools of a high-major big man and college coaches are steadily beginning to notice.
“I’m a skilled big that has a variety of post moves inside. I can finish over...
John Beilein, Trey Burke and Spike Albrecht met with the media this afternoon to look ahead to Michigan’s Thursday night game in Minnesota. Watch the interviews in the embedded media players below.
Burke and Albrecht after the jump.
Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke says the Wolverines are responding well to the first taste of adversity experienced Sunday at Ohio State. Burke discusses the atmosphere in practice, recaps his performance in Columbus, and explains why he loves playing Minnesota so much.
It took us a while to get going after the break, but Dave Merritt and I finally got in the studio to record a new podcast. We had a good time and got to talk Michigan’s loss to Ohio State on Sunday as well as look ahead to the Wolverines’ match-up with Minnesota at The Barn. Here’s a quick rundown:
We kick off by talking with ESPN.com national college basketball writer Myron...
Although the quantity of three point attempts has decreased in John Beilein’s offense this season, there’s no secret that his offense leans on perimeter players. The Wolverines lean on four perimeter players – Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III – to do the bulk of the heavy lifting on offense. Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary at...
In the second entry of our video series leading up to the Feb. 15 season opener for Cal baseball against the visiting Michigan Wolverines, we take a look at the fall ball highlights of Devin Pearson.