Found October 07, 2013 on UM Hoops:
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman was at Michigan basketball practice over the weekend. He tweeted some thoughts about practice but also reports that there’s reason for concern regarding McGary’s injury. “We’re just being cautious,” said the 6-foot-10, 260-pound big man, who has been out since the start of practice with what has been deemed by the school as a lower back condition. “I’m hoping to get back on the court in the next couple of weeks, but we’re not rushing anything.” Despite optimism from both McGary and Michigan coach John Beilein, a source close to the situation told that McGary’s injury has become worrisome and that it could wind up being an issue this season. McGary was a bystander for much of Saturday’s practice, doing some light shooting at times. He stood along the sidelines for the entire practice and appeared to be moving fine when he was shooting the ball. McGary later said it was more important for him to be on the court “in Big Ten play, when it matters” than at

Mitch McGary Making Progress In Return From Back Injury

Mitch McGary is getting ready to play again after sitting with a lower back condition. "I'm hoping to get back on the court in the next couple of weeks, but we're not rushing anything," said McGary. McGary averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a freshman at Michigan, but became a major factor in the tournament. "He's progressing every day,"...

10 reasons why Michigan basketball is a title contender

Michigan basketball is preparing to return to the court after a stirring run last spring that ended with a loss to Louisville in the National Championship game. The Wolverines left it all on the table and returned home with no shame. Both teams played well, Louisville was just that much better. Critics will point to the departures of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr. as two key reasons...

Michigan Basketball recruiting: DJ Wilson goes blue

Michigan Basketball’s 2014 recruiting class took a little while to start coming together, but the Wolverines picked up a commitment from Kameron Chatman on Tuesday. DJ Wilson (Sacramento, California) became the latest to commit when he pledged on his official visit this weekend. DJ Wilson Wilson is a 6-foot-9, 205 pound, above the rim player. He fits the mold of a John Beilein...

DJ Wilson “couldn’t go wrong” with Michigan

With his commitment to Michigan on Sunday afternoon, 6-foot-9 stretch four DJ Wilson became the fourth member of a 2014 recruiting class that is finally rounding into form. The commitment was Michigan’s second in six days, with Kameron Chatman commiting to play for John Beilein last Tuesday. Wilson’s verbal largely shores up Michigan’s need at the four position — though Jonah...

Michigan's Ondre Pipkins out for season with ACL

ANN ARBOR -- Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in Saturday's victory over Minnesota. The sophomore had earned a regular spot in Michigan's defensive-line rotation, making seven tackles in five games. "You hurt for Ondre, and I really do because I coach him and he's in my meeting room every day,"...

DJ Wilson commits to Michigan

Michigan’s class of 2014 recruiting continued to heat up today as 6-foot-9 forward DJ Wilson committed to John Beilein and the Wolverines. Wilson committed after his official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend where he was offered a scholarship. He had previously taken official visits to Columbia and Gonzaga. Wilson is rated as a three-star prospect and a top-150 recruit according...

Michigan rediscovers TE Funchess in passing game

Michigan has rediscovered tight end Devin Funchess. The sophomore set career highs with seven receptions and 151 yards receiving on Saturday against Minnesota. He caught a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass late in the first half and made some more catches in the second half to help the Wolverines pull away and beat the Golden Gophers 42-13. Funchess had a total of just eight catches...

Michigan loses DT Pipkins for season

Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins will miss the rest of the season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees during Saturday's win over Minnesota. The team announced the loss Monday. Pipkins, a sophomore, had appeared in all five games, totaling seven tackles. The 18th-ranked Wolverines play at Penn State on Saturday. Michigan is allowing opponents...

Pipkins Out With Torn ACL

Media Day Perry the ACL-ephant, it appears, has switched teams. UM press release: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- U-M football sophomore defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill) will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last Saturday's game against Minnesota, the team announced today (Monday, Oct. 7).Pipkins...

Hoke Pleased With Bryant, Glasgow Moves

Michigan coach Brady Hoke appeared pleased with the efforts of left guard Chris Bryant and now starting center Graham Glasgow following Saturday’s win. Hoke discusses the running game and Taylor Lewan offers his thoughts and also talks his role on the offensive line.

Michigan-Penn St. Preview

Losing interior lineman Ondre Pipkins for the season is a tough blow for a Michigan defense coach Brady Hoke feels still has room to improve. The potential return of All-Big Ten linebacker Jake Ryan may help it reach the level Hoke expects. The 18th-ranked Wolverines look to remain unbeaten Saturday as they visit a Penn State team also searching for some consistency on the defensive...

Devin Funchess: 'It Helps The Offense'

VIDEO: Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and TE/WR Devin Funchess run through their big day in the Wolverines 42-13 win over Minnesota.

Hoke Saw Progress vs Gophers; Wants More

Brady Hoke met with the media Monday to reflect upon his team’s 42-13 victory over Minnesota and look ahead to Saturday’s match-up with Penn State. Michigan’s headman discussed the performance of the interior line, the running game, the defense, and more.

5 Takes From Minnesota

When Devin's happy, I'm happy. Devin Funchess It seems Devin Funchess has found his role in the Michigan offense and it's not at tight end. The sophomore led all receivers with 7 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown...easily his best outing of the season. What was most impressive, other than the fact that he's a tight end playing wideout, is that on his...
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