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Desmond Howard Ranks Michigan 5th in His Power Rankings, Checks Into Rehab

  via @11W In his most recent sign of blatant substance abuse Desmond Howard has ranked the Michigan Wolverines not only in the Top 25, but in the Top 5.  In ESPN’s 2014 College Football Power Rankings Howard, one of the biggest homers at ESPN (which is really saying something), ranked TTUN at #5. If they hadn’t been on such a landslide of misery for the better part of the...
Via Buckeye Empire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Desmond Howard Has Unranked Michigan No. 6 In The Country In His ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

The Michigan Wolverines failed to appear in college football’s two major preseason top 25 rankings, the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll.  Don’t fret, though, Michigan fans. There’s one college football analyst who thinks quite highly of your 2014 team. Unfortunately, that expert is the incredibly biased Desmond Howard of ESPN’s “College GameDay” program.  Desmond Howard’s...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Devin Gardner, Penn State, Aaron Burbridge, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.A Whole New World.Pete Thamel looks at how Ohio State is dealing with the loss of starting quarterback Braxton Miller for the season. ( Constant Gardner.Zach Travis profiles Michigan starting QB Devin Gardner. (Maize N Brew) The future is arranged. Michigan schedules a home-at-home series with Washington...

Zak Irvin, Mark Donnal lead Michigan to third Italian tour victory

Michigan knocked off Petrarca Padova, 116-52, for its third straight exhibition victory in Italy. The Wolverines led 30-21 after the first quarter and managed to extend their lead to 63-36 by halftime before coasting to their easiest victory of the foreign tour. The Wolverines held Padova to just 18 points in the second half. Zak Irvin poured in 18 points in the first half and finished...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan and Washington to Play Home-and-Home Series in 2020-2021

Tyrone Wheatley doing awful things to Washington in the 1993 Rose Bowl. Image SourceWell, the first of the two "huge" schedule announcements, according to Dave Brandon, came down this afternoon and it's a good one. Michigan will play Washington in a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021.Via UM press release:ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan and University...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Michigan 93, Vicenza All-Stars 53

Michigan picked up another comfortable win over the Vicenza All-Stars on Tuesday and Michigan released a box score with everything but steals, turnovers and blocks. Since the game wasn’t streamed, here are some statistical observations and notes from the box score including our traditional Four Three Factors graph. Box Score: Click to view the full Michigan box score Michigan...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Doyle’s double-double helps Michigan to another win in Italy

College Basketball Tour Michigan advanced to 2-0 during its Italian summer tour with a 93-53 victory over the Vicenza All-Stars on Tuesday. The Wolverines gradually pulled away over the course of the four quarter FIBA rules game. Michigan led by 11 points after one quarter, 21 points at the half and 31 points after the third quarter before sealing the 40 point victory in the fourth...
Via UM Hoops
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan Wolverines 2014 Betting Odds

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Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Michigan Minute: Pump the Brakes on the Brady Hoke Hotseat Talk

All this talk of Brady Hoke being on the hotseat needs to slow down just a little bit. Sure, I’ll admit that 2013 was a disappointment, but it was not as horrible as it might have seemed. A closer look at the last five games can give Michigan fans hope for 2014. The final score of the Nebraska game was 17 -13, but if you look deeper, Michigan spotted the Huskers 10 points to start...
Via Know It All Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SPOILER ALERT: Michigan Wolverines kick C’sonte York out

UPDATE: York kicked off the team The most cliche and painfully over-used euphemism for misconduct in college athletics is “violation of team rules.” It’s the most pervasive of all the meaningless PR catch-phrases spouted by University spokespeople whenever a player is suspended or kicked out of school. Because of that, I never ever use it any of my articles. Some college football...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolverines dismiss former three-star WR Csont’e York from program

Former three-star wide-out Csont’e York is no longer a member of the Michigan football program. Head coach Brady Hoke made the announcement Monday in the wake of three-assault charges pending for York after he struck a 23-year old man outside an Ann Arbor bar last month. “Csont’e York has been dismissed from the Michigan football program,” Hoke said in a released statement...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Offense That Bad, Or is the Defense That Good?

Saturday night at the Big House was an interesting night. Kind of like a spring game, only much better from a fan perspective...we got another chance to see Michigan vs. Michigan, which always leaves fans with more questions than answers.But the first thing to remember for all of the knee-jerk reacting Michigan fans out there...this was a scrimmage. Not a game. We saw only what the...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan tips off Italian tour with win over Perugia Select All-Stars

@umichball Michigan opened its Italian tour in style with a 99-60 victory over the Perugia Select All-Stars in Rome on Sunday. The Wolverines jumped out to a 13-3 lead and never looked back, extending their lead to 26 points by the end of the first quarter and 36 points at the half. Derrick Walton, Caris LeVert, Zak Irvin, Kameron Chatman and Mark Donnal got the start for the Wolverines...
Via UM Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Devin Gardner Shows Off Michigan’s New Uniform Under The Lights At Michigan Stadium

The Michigan football team will be wearing new uniforms for one game this season. The Wolverines will wear an alternate “Go Blue” uniform for their “Under the Lights” contest against Penn State Oct. 7.  The uniform features a blue jersey and blue pants to go with the Wolverines’ traditional helmet. The TECHFIT design utilizes striped numbers that should show well for...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Police release video of Michigan wideout punching man

Earlier this month, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke suspended sophomore wide receiver Csont’e York for “failing to meet team standards.” What you’re about to see in the below video, released by Ann Arbor police and originally posted by, seems to suggest that York may have to worry about more than just his status on the Wolverines football team. The clip allegedly...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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