Posted April 09, 2013 on
After Michigan 82-76 defeat to the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship game, John Beilein made his way back to the locker room to address the media. The Wolverines headman discussed his team's performance, what this year's journey means for the program moving forward, the presence of the Fab Five in the stands, and more.

With elite players, Beilein saw possibilities

Michigan coach John Beilein built a career around recruiting and coaching up hard working, mostly overlooked, versatile basketball players to fit his unique system. Now at Michigan, on the eve of playing for a national championship, the system is still in place, the players are just on another level.

In 1993, Bill Clinton wrote a letter to Chris Webber about his timeout gaffe (pic)

On March 7, 1993, President William Jefferson Clinton put an actual pen to actual paper — imagine that, in this day and age — to write a friendly letter to then Michigan Wolverines star Chris Webber in the hopes that it would cheer up the Fab Five member when the young man was probably feeling as low as he ever felt in his fledgling, big-time basketball career. As you may recall...

Transcript: John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht after championship loss

Dustin Johnston John Beilein, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Spike Albrecht were on the podium for Michigan after its championship game loss to Louisville. Read comments from Beilein and his players in the transcript below. COACH BEILEIN:  I’ve had a lot of really good teams over the years, some emotional locker rooms.  That one was as emotional, or most emotional we’ve ever...

Video: Michigan's Spike Albrecht lights up Louisville

Shortly before CBS cut to Trey Burke receiving the Naismith Award as the top player in the country, the Michigan point guard wasn’t even the best...

Chris Webber Actually Showed Up To Support Michigan For Tonight’s National Championship Game

Jalen Rose was right. Despite not returning any of the calls or texts from his fellow “Fab Five” members, Michigan alum Chris Webber will join them in attendance for tonight’s title game vs. Louisville. CBS just showed footage of C-Webb getting out of his car. Chris Webber is in the Georgia Dome to cheer on his Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA title game…...

Timeout! Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA Championship Game.

Tonight the NCAA Men’s Division I Championship Game will pit the #1 seed Louisville Cardinals against the #4 seed Michigan Wolverines. This will be Louisville’s 2nd Final Four or better tournament appearance in as many years, and this game marks Michigan’s first chance at a championship since the infamous 1993 Chris Webber timeout incident and the Ed Martin scandal. The Wolverines...

Denard's first pitch comes up short

DETROIT -- Denard Robinson has a decent arm. Hey, he was the starting quarterback at the University of Michigan for a while. But when Robinson threw out the first pitch before Tuesdays Tigers-Blue Jays game at Comerica Park, he spiked it about five feet in front of the plate. Terrible! said Robinson, who smiled and laughed it off. Just horrible, man. I tried to baby it up there...

Visualing Mitch McGary's season

Mitch McGary has been all over the news. He makes the team whole. He's one of the top freshman ever in the NCAA Tournament. He rides a unicycle! A lot of this is hyperbole written by people who have watched him play parts of five games this season. When a story begins "The legend of Mitch McGary," then you know you've got a problem. But part of it is genuine....

Michigan’s Mitch McGary has put together a historic NCAA Tournament performance

After a ho-hum regular season, Michigan big man Mitch McGary has put together a Tournament run for the ages.

Denard Robinson Does Michigan Proud (sarcasm completely intended) With Pathetic Opening Pitch

It is not a good day for the Michigan Wolverines. With their basketball team suffering a close, hard-fought loss in Monday night's national championship the Wolverine Faithful could sure use something to make them smile. Something from one of its stars to make them feel proud to be a member of the Wolverine Nation would hit the spot; possibly provide some light on an otherwise...

Video: Avery on goals, young players

Michigan senior cornerback Courtney Avery talks about the team goals throughout spring camp, his own personal goals, coaching the younger players especially Terry Richardson, the leadership role of Thomas Gordon and Marvin Robinson, and more. ***Watch Full Video***

NCAA Tournament: Michigan vs. Louisville Open Thread

Dustin Johnston There’s no next game. Michigan or Louisville will cut down the nets tonight in Atlanta as champions. Michigan’s season has seen its fair share of ups and downs but the Wolverines have reached the season’s final day flying high. Tip off is scheduled for 9:23 p.m. (eastern) on CBS (streaming here) with Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson handling broadcast...
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