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For the first time since the Fab Five wore maize and blue uniforms, Michigan is the No. 1 team in the country.
After occupying spots two through five this season, the Wolverines finally moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 released this afternoon after a school-record 19-1 start. The Wolverines earned 51 first place votes ahead of Kansas with 13 and Florida with one.
Michigan is the only team in the country to be ranked in the top five in all 14 polls released this season. The last time the Wolverines were ranked No. 1 in the country was in November of 1992, the start of the Fab Five’s sophomore season.
Michigan is ranked No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, trailing Kansas by a slim margin. Kansas secured 760 points and 16 first place votes compared to Michigan’s 757 points and 14 first place votes.
Michigan head coach John Beilein continued to downplay the No. 1 ranking, and polls in general, but recognizes the importance for his fan base.
“It’s January 27th and not one ...
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Michigan basketball (19-1, 6-1) had a chance to become the #1 team in the nation earlier this season and lost at Ohio State. They did not blow their opportunity tonight. The Wolverines stuck it to the Illinois Fighting Illini (15-6, 2-5) in Champaign, 74-60.
How They Won
In the 2nd minute of the game, Michigan lost starting center Jordan Morgan to a rolled ankle. Against...
John Beilein faced the media after Michigan’s 14 point win at Illinois. Beilein addressed his team’s strong play, shared minor details on Jordan Morgan’s ankle sprain and gave his thoughts on a potential No. 1 ranking. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or find selected quotes after the jump.
“I’m really pleased about that win. I think...
Big Ten play hasn’t been the easiest of times for Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas as teams pay more and more attention to the sharp shooting Canadian. But as he and his coach continue to say, his development is all a process—which will continue this evening at Illinois (6 PM EST, BTN).
In his weekly appearance on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA the Wolverines headman discussed his team's victory over Illinois, the program;s rise to #1 as well as his own, the addition of more low post play to the offense, why he isn't thinking about taking Jordan Morgan out of the starting line up, the upcoming match up with Northwestern, and more.
Sitting atop the rankings, the Michigan Wolverines present a tough challenge for Northwestern. The key for the Wildcats' chances is shutting down point guard Trey Burke; a difficult duty, but one the Wildcats are preparing for.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Trey Burke scored 19 points and No. 2 Michigan never trailed after the opening minutes of a 74-60 win Sunday over Illinois that could push the Wolverines to No. 1 in the nation for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Michigan Wolverines defensive end Frank Clark unveiled his new tattoo on Twitter, which was a tribute to his football career and most likely his struggles off-the-field. He shows off his number 57, along with the classic Michigan block M. The image right underneath the word “struggle” is a Tarblooder. I have no idea what that is, but it’s the mascot for Clark’s high...
John Beilein, Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. met with the media this afternoon to discuss Michigan’s Wednesday (6:30) game against Northwestern. Beilein reported that there’s still significant discoloration in Jordan Morgan’s ankle and he’s unlikely to practice today and doubtful to play in Wednesday’s game. Watch Beilein’s interview below and find Robinson and...
With national signing day less than two weeks away, the Michigan Wolverine’s picked up a big commitment.
Running back Derrick Green announced he would become a Wolverine and the news was so exciting for Hoke that according to Green himself, Hoke began to cry.
“He was real excited,” Green told 247sports.com. “I kept him on his toes. But when I told him today, he was just...
John Beilein isn't going to celebrate when Michigan officially becomes the top-ranked team in the nation Monday morning.
After 20 years, though, he knows that his fan base is going to enjoy it.
"This is great for our fans and it is going to be great for the coffee shops tomorrow," Beilein said on the postgame radio show following the Wolverines' 74-60 victory...
John Beilein acknowledged Monday afternoon that he had quite a few text messages on his phone.
The Michigan coach just hadn't checked them yet.
"I've been absorbed in Northwestern tape," Beilein said.
The Wolverines are No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the first time since their Fab Five days 20 years ago, but Beilein is determined not to get carried away...
Who: Northwestern (12-9, 3-5 B1G) at No. 1 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 B1G)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91
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