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UM Hoops was founded in 2008 out of a simple love for Michigan basketball.
The Wolverines hadn’t been to the NCAA tournament in a decade and were in the midst of a dreadful 10-22 season but we believed there was a Michigan basketball community that needed a voice. Over the past five years the site has grown in lockstep alongside the basketball program. There have been more than a handful of memorable moments along the way.
Staying up until 3 a.m. writing in a hotel room about Michigan’s upset win over UCLA, with a job interview the morning after. The court rush after beating Duke or Michigan’s first win in East Lansing since the 90s. Every NCAA tournament has been special from the devastation (Duke, Ohio) to the jubilation (Clemson, Tennessee). And of course, watching Michigan’s Big Ten title share play out from an empty bar at Chili’s in State College, PA before the long drive home last March.
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Michigan wraps up its exhibition slate this evening with a home contest against the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals. The Wolverines will look to continue momentum from their nearly flawless exhibition opener against Northern Michigan while reintegrating All-American point guard Trey Burke back into the lineup after his one game suspension.
Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Crisler...
While several clamor for Michigan freshman Mitch McGary to show off his five star potential, the new big man isn’t concerning himself with expectations. Instead, While several clamor for Michigan freshman Mitch McGary to show off his five star potential, the new big man isn’t concerning himself with expectations. Instead, McGary is focused on production and rebounds – a lot of rebounds.
Brady Hoke made it official on Monday -- Devin Gardner is a quarterback again.
Yes, Gardner will still play wide receiver when Denard Robinson is healthy, but he's going to be practicing as a quarterback, serving as Robinson's backup, and will go into 2013 as the anointed starter.
He's even got a shot at 2014.
Gardner earned the return to his favorite position by leading...
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner has shown he can help the team under center now and later.
The junior flourished in his first start at quarterback in Saturday's 35-13 win at Minnesota in place of injured Denard Robinson.
Gardner threw two touchdowns and ran for another score, showing the Wolverines he can fill in as needed for the rest of the year and when Robinson is out...
Trey Burke and Glenn Robinson III met with the media after Michigan’s exhibition finale against Saginaw Valley State. Burke tallied 16 points and eight assists in just 21 minutes in his first game back from a one-game suspension.
Watch Robinson’s interviews after the jump.
Mitch McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr. faced the media after Michigan’s second easy exhibition victory on Monday evening. McGary racked up six points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes of playing time while Hardaway handed out six assists.
Watch Hardaway’s interview after the jump.
Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke wouldn’t tip his hand as to who might get the start at quarterback Saturday against Northwestern. Whats the best-case scenario for the Wolverines?
Michigan linebacker Desmond Morgan talk to the media on Tuesday. Morgan talked about the defensive needing to get better, on the Notre Dame game jump-starting the defense, being a perfect defense under Mattision and if it’s realistic. ***please check out the full video***
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Michigan 76, Saginaw Valley State 48
There’s been more than enough off-season debate as to whether Michigan is overrated as the fifth best team in preseason polls. Only time will tell, but through two exhibition games the Wolverines look every bit like John Beilein’s most talented team to date. Michigan cruised to a Monday night exhibition win over Saginaw...
Michigan takes the court tonight for its second and final exhibition contest of the preseason slate. The Wolverines will host Saginaw Valley State in a final tune up before the season opener on Friday night against Slippery Rock. Saginaw Valley State is picked to finish 7th in the GLIAC North, one spot ahead of the Northern Michigan team that the Wolverines beat...
The Brigham Young Cougars and the Michigan Wolverines have scheduled a game in Ann Arbor for September 26, 2015. The complete press release from BYU can be read here. This will be just the second meeting between the two schools. The first meeting was in the 1984 Holiday Bowl. BYU was undefeated and ranked number one in the nation. With the National Championship on the line, BYU...
Northwestern continued its preparations for Saturday's game with the Michigan Wolverines. PurpleWildcats offers notes and observations from the team's Wednesday practice.
Five years ago, the University of Michigan basketball program was going through some changes after a dark period in which the Wolverines failed to make an NCAA Tournament field for more than 10 years. Tommy Amaker did his best in six seasons leading the team, but he never seemed to get the program over the hump, only finding his team nationally-ranked twice, and never in the top...