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Michigan is headed to the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.
The bowl announced on Sunday afternoon that the Wolverines had accepted an invitation to play a Southeastern Conference team to be named later in the day. Most media projections had Michigan facing South Carolina.
It had appeared on Saturday that the Wolverines might drop to the Gator Bowl, but that chance ended when the Capital One Bowl chose Nebraska as the Big Ten representative. That gave the Outback Bowl a choice between Michigan and Northwestern, and they picked the Wolverines.
Michigan has played in the Outback on four previous occasions, winning three times. In their last appearance, in 2002, they beat Florida 38-30.
Michigan finished the regular season ranked 19th in the AP poll and 22nd in the coaches poll. In the latter poll, three coaches ranked Michigan 15th, the highest votes for the Wolverines. The three were Michigan's own Brady Hoke, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and, of all people, Arizona's Rich Rodriguez.
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Hopkins at 2012 media day.
Tweeted out during Hoke's presser today...
Stephen Hopkins has left the team.
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) December 3, 2012
And then Hopkins himself...
I love the University of Michigan and everything it means to be a Michigan Man. I look forward to getting my degree.
— Stephen Hopkins (@younghopkins) December 3, 2012
The BCS 18th ranked Michigan Wolverines (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) will be making their second consecutive bowl appearance under the leadership of coach Brady Hoke in as many years and for the second year they will play a bowl game in January.
The Wolverines were selected to play in the Outback Bowl on January 1st down in Tampa, Florida and the team will face the South Carolina Gamecocks ...
Michigan junior fullback Stephen Hopkins has left the team.
Wolverines coach Brady Hoke made the announcement Monday, but declined further comment.
Hopkins started in four of eight games this year and didn't get the ball once. He had 48 carries for 194 yards rushing and four touchdowns in his first two seasons.
No. 19 Michigan is preparing to play No. 11 South Carolina in...
Nebraska's Big Ten championship game loss to Wisconsin could drop the Michigan Wolverines down a spot or two in the conference's bowl pecking order. Continue reading →
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Well, it's not quite the Capital One, but it's better than the Gator. Either way it's a New Year's Day bowl in Florida against an SEC opponent. Who's that opponent? South Carolina. It's Hoke versus the old ball coach.
I like it. It's a good opponent, and it will be a tough challenge for this Michigan squad. But...
John Beilein spoke with the media on Monday about his team’s first road win, what they need to do to close out games more soundly, Caris LeVert’s role and more. You can watch using the embedded media player below or read pulled quotes after the jump.
Opening statement: “So here we are again. It’s very common now to have a day off and a two-day prep and then no day off...
The Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans and Central Michigan Chippewas will represent the state in bowl games this college football potseason.
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Nik Stauskas, Trey Burke and Jordan Morgan met with the media after Michigan’s eight point win in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday afternoon. Stauskas scored a career high 22 points while Morgan notched a double-double. Watch the interviews in the embedded media player below:
As Michigan prepared for its first true road test at Bradley this afternoon at 4 pm EST (ESPNU), Head Coach John Beilein continued to look at his lineup options.
For the second consecutive week, University of Michigan men's basketball guard Nik Stauskas has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced today.
It wasn’t easy but eventually Michigan pulled away from Bradley in front of 11,019 fans at the Carver Arena in Peoria, Illinois. Bradley gave the Wolverines a test in their first true road game but Michigan’s talent persevered and held on down the stretch for a 74-66 win. Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines with a career high 22 points in his first career start...
Michigan Head Coach John Beilein grins talking about the options and approach of the #3 Wolverines no matter what circumstances or adversity stare them in the face. **Video of Beilein's Presser**
Michigan took a 34-30 lead into the half, then in the second stanza extended it to 16 and fought off a late Bradley rally. Nik Stauskas started and led the Wolverines with 22.