Found September 05, 2013 on UM Hoops:
Michigan is going to earn its frequent flier miles this fall. The Wolverines are prepping to play a schedule that features multiple trips away from home before Big Ten play begins. When speaking to the media on Wednesday, John Beilein admitted that this year’s slate could provide a more difficult early season stretch. “There’s going to be some challenges this year going on the road that we didn’t really have last year early,” Beilein explained. Last year the Wolverines went 13-0 in non-conference play but only played one true road game, at Bradley, along with three games in New York City. This year the Wolverines will be on the road in just their third game of the season and that’s only the start of a daunting schedule. The Wolverines will have a rematch against Iowa State, who they beat at home two seasons ago. Beilein admitted it wasn’t supposed to happen like that but he’s ready to deal with it. RELATED: 2013-14 Michigan Basketball Schedule “The Iowa State game was a game that wa...

Video: John Beilein talks first impressions after individual workouts, more

John Beilein addressed the media today following the announcement that Stephen M. Ross donated $200 million to the Michigan Business School and Athletic Department. He also spoke about the progress it appears returning players made this summer, the newly-released basketball schedule and much more in an offseason update today. You can watch the full presser using the embedded media player below.

Beilein Likes “make-up” of Young Wolverines

Michigan coach John Beilein is entering his 38th straight season of teaching and coaching athletics. After experiencing a year that included a trip to the national championship game and Russia for Team USA, Beilein is ready to spend more time with his Wolverines.

Notebook: Michigan players show progress in early workouts

The NCAA established new practice regulations this season, moving the time when teams can officially begin practicing up to mid-September. For Michigan coach John Beilein, this means he gets an earlier look at his team than he’s used to. And although he hasn’t seen everyone yet, Beilein said he likes what he’s seen thus far. "Being able to do the summer workouts with them...

Michigan looking for sophomores to step up

It’s a phenomenon Michigan coach John Beilein is still getting used to: looking at his roster at the beginning of the season and seeing far more freshmen and sophomores than juniors and seniors. “It continues to amaze me,” Beilein said during a press conference on Wednesday. “We have Jon and Jordan and then we have the sophomores. It just continues this way. It’s been difficult...

Michigan freshmen shoring up fundamentals in early workouts

Michigan’s incoming freshman class consists of three top-100 players: Derrick Walton, Zak Irvin and Mark Donnal. All are very talented. It’s likely that they will see significant time this season, though with Donnal it’s unclear who much he’ll play given how crowded Michigan’s frontcourt will be. Taking their already-high skill level into account, it may seem surprising...

Mitch McGary named Sporting News Preseason All-American

Mitch McGary was named a preseason All-American by the Sporting News according the a press release from Oklahoma State. Marcus Smart was joined on the All-America first team by Creighton senior Doug McDermott, sophomore Mitch McGary of Michigan, as well as freshmen Jabari Parker of Duke and Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins. Smart and McDermott were both first-team All-Americans in 2013 according...

Michigan Wolverines football hype video set to Tom Brady speech

A Michigan fan has made a Wolverines football hype video set to the tune of Tom Brady's speech.

Michigan's Win Over Central Michigan in Less Than Two Minutes

This is going to be a  big week for the Michigan Wolverines. Now that it has been established that there is a rivalry after all with Notre Dame the team can focus on winning what could be the last game of the rivalry for some time. Now the Fighting Irish are going to be a lot tougher than Central Michigan, but the team is still going to hope that it can do to Notre Dame what...

Video: Desmond Howard Performs “Hail To The Victors” With The Bucket Brigade

The Bucket Brigade will be in Ann Arbor this weekend supporting the Michigan Wolverines, and it appears they are already having a bit of fun with ESPN’s Desmond Howard. If you aren’t familiar with the Bucket Brigade, it’s a group of drummers from Detroit, that became famous by drumming on buckets on the street. They have become quite successful, and now perform shows at schools...

5 Questions: Michigan staff writer Josh Newkirk stops by to answer five of O'Malley's questions regarding the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan QB Devin Gardner looks to bounce back

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner guarantees that he and his teammates will bounce back from almost losing to Akron. Gardner had a career-high three interceptions and lost a fumble, giving the Zips a chance to pull off an upset for the ages against the Wolverines. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score in a 28-24 win Saturday and called it probably the worst game of...

Thomas Gordon Ready to Return vs. ND

Michigan senior safety Thomas Gordon is ready to return to the field after being suspended for the Wolverines season opener against Central Michigan. Gordon discusses his conversation with Brady Hoke, his teammates, and looks ahead to Notre Dame.

Irish a legacy test for Michigan's Hoke

Michigan coach Brady Hoke needs Saturday's game against Notre Dame way more than Irish coach Brian Kelly does. It would be the signature moment he needs.

GBW Video: Final Thoughts From CMU Win

GoBlueWolverine's Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz take to the mic to offer their final thoughts on Michigan's win over Central Michigan, what we learned about the Wolverines in week one, Derrick Green's debut, Devin Gardner's excitement, production out of the SAM spot, and more.

5 To Watch: Wolverines Offense reporter Josh Newkirk stops by to offer Irish fans five players to keep an eye on when Michigan has the ball. QB Devin Gardner is the X-factor on offense but U-M really lacks a true No. 2 WR. With the Michigan interior line inexperienced, the Irish defensive front could give the Wolverines trouble in Week Two…
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