Photos: Michigan Football Is Going Paintballing Today, WR Freddy Canteen Prepares By Wearing Everything He Owns

Look at me, I’m Freddy Canteen, could I be wearing anymore clothes?  The Michigan football team is going paintballing today, but not all of the Wolverines appear to be excited about the possibility of getting shot with an exploding tiny ball of paint.  Freshman wide receiver Freddy Canteen seems to be wearing as much clothing as possible to soften the blows.  Freddy does not...
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Recruiting Roundup: Thornton, Battle stand out in front of John Beilein

John Beilein opened the July evaluation period by focusing on two of his top class of 2016 targets: Derryck Thornton Jr. and Tyus Battle. Beilein was in Philadelphia at the Reebok Breakout Challenge, flanking Kentucky head coach John Calipari on Wednesday and Thursday while watching the talented guards. Thornton was once again the star of the camp circuit and received praise from...
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Photo: Michigan Defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison Is Not Very Good At FaceTiming His Players

Technology is a major aspect of today’s college football. Players use iPads to watch game film, coaches use Twitter and other social media platforms to connect with recruits, everyone is in constant communication via cellphones, etc.  Today, Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison attempted to connect with one of his best players, senior defensive end Frank Clark. He tried...
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Mailbag: Caris LeVert, Rebounding, Kameron Chatman and Recruiting Momentum

The UM Hoops Mailbag is a collection of questions tweeted (@umhoops), e-mailed or sent via our Facebook page. Submit your questions and we’ll answer as many as we can. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) @connorjw1220: Can Caris LeVert be as effective coming off ball-screens as Stauskas was this past year? Michigan scored .893 points on LeVert’s ball screen possessions compared to Stauskas’...
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Kings sign first-round pick Stauskas

The Kings signed first-round draft pick Nik Stauskas to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Sacramento selected Stauskas out of the University of Michigan with the eighth-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. An early entry candidate, the 6-6, 205-pound Stauskas earned numerous All-American...
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Report Card 2014: Derrick Walton

Previously: Caris LeVert, Glenn Robinson III, Nik Stauskas, Jordan Morgan, Zak Irvin, Spike Albrecht (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Derrick Walton faced decidedly unrealistic expectations when he first stepped on the floor at the Crisler Center. Walton was the highest rated point guard that John Beilein had recruited to Michigan. The two point guards before him were Darius Morris and Trey...
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The evolution of Michigan’s ball screen offense

Dustin Johnston John Beilein’s famous two-guard offense is still alive and well in Ann Arbor, but it’s been supplemented and upgraded by the pick-and-roll. When Beilein took over in Ann Arbor, he implemented his traditional offense. The backdoor cuts, crisp passing, spacing and funky terminology that define Beilein Ball are all still present, but the upgrade has been dramatic...
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Michigan Wolverines: Waiting on Devin Gardner’s Greatness

Robinson, Henne, Navarre, Brady, Griese, Grbac. All of these names have something in common, and it is not that they have been included in this list. All six are last names of former University of Michigan quarterbacks that have been drafted into the NFL. Devin Gardner is attempting to join this list of Michigan elite this season, but will he be the heir apparent to Denard ‘Shoelace’...
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Caris LeVert next up in Michigan’s NBA draft pipeline

Dustin Johnston Michigan can’t stop sending players to the NBA and junior guard Caris LeVert appears to be next. The 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, which means national media outlets are already shifting their focus to the 2015 Draft. LeVert’s name is everywhere. CBS projects him as the No. 10 pick, DraftExpress has him at No. 21, two mock drafts at Bleacher Report have...
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Athletic LaVine, Robinson III part of Wolves' new transition attack

MINNEAPOLIS -- Zach LaVine's head slumped down toward the Barclays Center table in Brooklyn before he erected himself and uttered the naughty phrase lip-read around the Twin Cities. About an hour later in a ballroom in St. John, Ind., Glenn Robinson III breathed his own sigh of relief before hastily arranging a flight to Minnesota. Friday in the Target Center skyway lobby, LaVine...
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Michigan Football grants Make-A-Wish in spectacular fashion

Here’s a story you may have missed, but definitely deserves some attention regarding the Michigan Football team in a positive way. 18-year old Stephen Loszewski had his Make-A-Wish granted by not just a couple of the Michigan Wolverines, but my current and former players of the storied program. Loszewski has been fighting with Acute Lymphoblastic […]
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Vine: Nik Stauskas Gets Drafted, Exchanges “3-Goggles” Handshake With His Dad

Michigan star Nik Stauskas was drafted eighth overall by the Sacramento Kings during last night’s NBA Draft. Upon getting drafted, Stauskas — who averaged 17.5 points per game for the Wolverines last year — exchanged an awesome handshake with his dad, which was capped off with a pair of “3-goggles,” which Stauskas has been known to throw up after he knocks down a three...
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Sacramento Kings: Will Nik Stauskas translate to the NBA?

Seems like the name Nik Stauskas is getting tossed out quite a bit today as a draft-day sleeper and a shooter than can have an immediate impact at the NBA level. I have a hard time looking objectively at any Michigan squad. Best friend loves the Wolverines and for me personally, I'm still bitter about he 1989 Championship game loss the Wolverines handed to Seton Hall. Alright...
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Every starter from Michigan Wolverines Natl runner-up team drafted

The 2013 Michigan Wolverines accomplished a pretty amazing feat. All five starters from the unit that lost to Louisville in the 2013 National Title game has now been drafted. It’s pretty rare for a non Kentucky Wildcats college basketball team to see every single one of its starters get drafted by the NBA. It happens at Duke and North Carolina too. Of course, it happens at Kentucky...
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Nik Stauskas and John Beilein need to practice their high-fives

You’d think that Michigan coach John Beilein and Nik Stauskas would have the high-five down. Obviously they don’t though given Beilein getting nipped in the nose by the now former Michigan guard. All this too after that crazy handshake Stauskas had with his dad.
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Nik Stauskas answers rapid fire questions for SLAMonline (VIDEO)

Former Michigan sophomore turned Sacramento Kings rookie (ouch) Nik Stauskas sat down with SLAMonline.com to answer a bevy of rapid fire questions.  Stauskas trolled former Spartan now Atlanta Hawks rookie Adreian Payne about sharing a room together.  The two have become friends and share the same agent, Mark Bartelstein. SLAMonline choose not to ask about Stauskas’ girl Taylor...
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Local NBA Draft picks: Stauskas goes No. 8 overall to Sacramento

When the Utah Jazz took Trey Burke with the No. 9 pick in 2013, it seemed like it might be a while before another Michigan Wolverines player went that high again. As it turns out, it only took 12 months. In a remarkable turnaround, Nik Stauskas went from being a support player on the team that went to the national-championship game to the star of the Big Ten champions and the Big...
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Kings Select Nik Stauskas with the No. 8 pick

The Kings got another guard to add to their already stocked backcourt. Stauskas was a consensus All-American and the Big Ten Player of the year as he helped the Wolverines reach the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight.
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Nik Stauskas And His Dad Have The Best NBA Draft Handshake

The Sacramento Kings took Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas with the 8th overall pick in the NBA Draft. After Adam Silver announced the Stauskas pick, the Mississauga, Ontario native and his dad shared a pretty awesome handshake. [Michael Shamburger of The Big Lead] The post Nik Stauskas And His Dad Have The Best NBA Draft Handshake appeared first on Diehardsport.
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2014 Michigan Football Preview: Linebackers

Previously: Offense: Offensive Line, Running Backs                    Defense: Defensive LineThe 2014 Michigan Football preview rolls on as we take a look at maybe Michigan's strongest position group.This could be as good of a year as Michigan has seen at the linebacker position in quite some time. The loss of Cam Gordon should have minimal impact as lots of veterans...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolverine Stauskas jokes about rooming with Spartan Payne

Nik Stauskas is a player that’s reportedly been rising in the minds of NBA teams. The former Michigan star is expected to be a lottery pick in tonight’s NBA Draft.  In an interview with SLAMonline.com, the sharpshooter answered a number of wide ranging questions, including one that resulted in an answer about Michigan State’s Adreian Payne.  Payne, Stauskas and Michigan’s...
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NBA Draft Primer: Could three Wolverines end up in first round?

Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan will all hope to hear their names called tonight during the 2014 NBA Draft. Stauskas will be watching from the green room in the Barclays Center and is expected to be a lottery pick. Rumors have swirled that McGary has a promise somewhere in the 20. Robinson is projected on the fringe of the first and second rounds...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Day Gallery: Nik Stauskas

A look back at Michigan’s Big Ten Player of the Year, Nik Stauskas, through his two years in Ann Arbor. Full gallery after the jump.
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Beilein: “It’s a great summer for us to develop”

DJ Wilson, Kameron Chatman, Ricky Doyle, Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Aubrey Dawkins and Austin Hatch Michigan head coach John Beilein will be in Brooklyn on Thursday evening at the NBA Draft with Nik Stauskas. His trip to New York City will be a happy farewell to Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, but when he returns to Ann Arbor it will be back to business. Michigan’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan Football Selfie Featuring Freshmen Jabrill Peppers, Jared Wangler, Ian Bunting

The Michigan football program had a disappointing 2013, going 7-6 and losing five of its final six games, but hopes are high in Ann Arbor. Much of the optimism is due to an incoming recruiting class that ranked No. 20 in the country according to 247Sports.com.  The crown jewel of that class is five-star athlete Jabrill Peppers. Primarily a defensive back, Peppers, from New Jersey...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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