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Notebook: After shaky start, Wolverines step up defense

After a dispiriting loss to Virginia Tech, this was the kind of performance Michigan needed. Yes, Kennesaw State was picked to finish near the bottom of a one-bid league. If the Wolverines had struggled, particularly on defense, it would have been a bad sign. They didn’t, winning 82-55. Redshirt senior Kendrick Ray was on fire to start the game. This was nothing new. In Michigan’s...
Via UM Hoops
1 hour ago

DJ Wilson posts bounce-back game, continues development

DJ Wilson had made a concerted effort in the first half to be careful on the offensive glass. Picking up early fouls, after all, is the easiest way to find the bench under John Beilein, and he had fouled out in 11 minutes of playing time against Virginia Tech just three days earlier. But with Michigan leading Kennesaw State by 23 points near the midway point of the second half,...
Via UM Hoops
3 hours ago

Playoff or not, Michigan fans win at life by donating over $28k for ChadTough

(Tommy Gilligan, USA Today Sports) A heartfelt thank you to the 675 individuals who contributed to the “Match Harbaugh’s fine with $10k to ChadTough” fundraiser this week. The total raised for The ChadTough Foundation was an astounding $28,507. On Monday afternoon, we were driven to action by the Big Ten’s public reprimand of Jim Harbaugh and $10,000 fine issued to the...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
12 hours ago

Michigan Players Aren’t Thrilled With The B1G Championship Matchup

  Michigan players are not too happy about the Big Ten Championship being a matchup of two teams the Wolverines beat (by a combined score of 63-17) this season. Now I gotta tell my grandkids employees from footlocker stole my championship. — Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) December 4, 2016 The big ten has a championship game 🤔 — Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) December 4, 2016...
Via Diehardsport
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 8: Kennesaw St. at Michigan Recap

Michigan 82, KSU 55 Video: Beilein presser Photo Gallery Video: Players react Saturday was a chance for Michigan to get back on track and regain some confidence before a big week and the Wolverines took advantage, rolling to a 82-55 win over Kennesaw State. Michigan got a career-high 20 point scoring night from Moritz Wagner, a bounce-back double-double from DJ Wilson and efficient...
Via UM Hoops
20 hours ago

Michigan Basketball Bounces Back With Win Over Kennesaw State

Following an awful blown lead against Virginia Tech, Michigan basketball bounced back with a strong performance against Kennesaw State on Saturday. On a Saturday infused with conference title games in college football, Michigan basketball snuck in a good performance against Kennesaw State with an 82-55 win. The last time the Wolverines were on the hardcourt, […] Michigan Basketball...
Via GBMWolverine
21 hours ago

Michigan’s playoff chances now hinge on Clemson’s demise

Any hope for a Michigan playoff berth will now be determined by Clemson‘s fate in the ACC Championship Game against Virginia Tech. This comes after eighth ranked Colorado did the Wolverines zero favors in the Pac-12 Championship Game as the Buffaloes had their asses handed to them by fourth ranked Washington 41-10 which all but secured the Huskies‘ spot in the playoff. However...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
1 day ago

Michigan Football: 3 Things to Cheer for on Championship Weekend

Michigan football is very much alive in the race for the College Football Playoff. Here’s three things you should root for on championship weekend. As championship week gets ready to start tonight, Michigan football is clearly still in the playoff mix. But with all the scenarios on the table, what will it take for the […] Michigan Football: 3 Things to Cheer for on Championship...
Via GBMWolverine
2 days ago

Dry cleaner's offer: Clean ‘whine stains’ from Harbaugh’s shirt

Jim Harbaugh was furious with the officiating in Michigan’s heartbreaking loss to Ohio State last weekend, but the end result is not going to change no matter how hard he stamps his feet. One dry cleaner in Buckeye country is reminding Harbaugh of that this week. Pierce Cleaners, a dry cleaner in Columbus that is known for putting witty messages on its sign, offered its services...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State fans troll Michigan & Jim Harbaugh with O-H-I-O shirt

Despite the game happening four days ago, Ohio State’s thrilling victory over Michigan is still on the minds of many college football fans, especially with the new rankings out. While many are having their fun on Twitter and in videos, some Ohio State fans have taken to fashion to show their jubilance in beating their arch rivals, while also making fun of the Wolverines. One of...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State professor injured during attack: ‘We still beat Michigan’

William Clark was one of eleven people injured during the terror attacks yesterday on Ohio State’s campus yesterday, but the Ohio State professor is a tad more upbeat then most would be after getting injured in such a grave attack. "We're a great university, we still beat Michigan," says OSU Professor William Clark, a victim in Monday's knife attack. — WHIOTV (@whiotv) November...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten reprimands Harbaugh for criticizing officials, fines school

The Big Ten reprimanded Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and fined the school $10,000 on Monday for violating the conference's sportsmanship policy by criticizing officials after the Ohio State game. Harbaugh blasted the officiating after the Wolverines' 30-27 double-overtime loss Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, saying he was "bitterly disappointed" during a lengthy rant. He complained about...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ohio State/Michigan game highlights in “Tecmo Bowl”

Tecmo Bowl was all the rage back in the early 90s. Through the power of the internet, it remains alive and one very creative fan utilized Tecmo Bowl style graphics to relive the Ohio State victory over Michigan. Take a look (Michigan fans may want to turn away)……
Via The Student Section
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AP writer’s justification for ranking Michigan over Ohio State will blow your mind

Tom Murphy is an Associated Press writer covering the Arkansas Razorbacks. After watching Ohio State beat Michigan in Week 13 like the rest of us, he decided ignore the game’s outcome in his latest rankings, which are used along with those of the other AP writers, to determine the national AP rankings. Here’s what Murphy wrote after keeping Michigan at No. 2 and bumping Ohio...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jabrill Peppers hits OSU fan in the face after loss

Michigan’s all-world, jack-of-all-trades superstar Jabrill Peppers might be in some serious trouble after hitting an OSU fan in the face Saturday. Following the 30-27 double-overtime loss to Ohio State, Peppers was on the field still as the Buckeyes were greeted by their adoring fans, one of which ended up getting in Peppers’ way. That’s when this happened. Here's Jabrill...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh ‘bitterly disappointed’ with referees in loss

A few controversial calls did not go Michigan’s way in the Wolverines’ 30-27 double-overtime loss at Ohio State on Saturday, so it’s no surprise that Jim Harbaugh expressed his disappointment with the officials afterwards. The Michigan head coach repeatedly said he was “bitterly disappointed” in the officiating in the Wolverines’ game at Ohio State. Jim Harbaugh is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State storms back to beat rival Michigan In double-OT thriller

The 2016 version of “The Game” is one sports fans won’t soon forget. The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes overcame a double-digit deficit to force overtime and beat archrival No. 3 Michigan 30-27 in double OT. Curtis Samuel’s electrifying 15-yard touchdown run in the second overtime clinched the win after Michigan started the second OT with a field goal. Curtis Samuel wins...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyler Durbin shanks game-tying FG for Ohio State

Tyler Durbin had a chance to tie the game for Ohio State Saturday midway through the fourth quarter and shanked a chip-shot field-goal attempt instead. Bro you had ONE job pic.twitter.com/N1uZE34jHH — Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) November 26, 2016 The kicker quite simply hooked this easy attempt under pressure. This isn’t the first time Durbin has watched in horror...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Harbaugh penalized after sideline tantrum, breaks headset

Jim Harbaugh is known for his sideline temper tantrums, and he was at it again Saturday as Michigan took on Ohio State in Columbus. The head coach had just watched his quarterback Wilton Speight throw his second big interception of the game. The great INT by Ohio State, 2nd time Michigan QB Wilton Speight throws a pick pic.twitter.com/D0HwkPALjo — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State gets fans to perform Nike ad during game

The Ohio State Buckeyes got their fans to do something Saturday during the game against Michigan that might just blow your mind. The fans combined to perform a Nike ad as their beloved Buckeyes took on the hated Wolverines. Ohio State gets its fans to perform a Nike ad during the game. Amateurism! pic.twitter.com/Z8gyo16092 — Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) November 26, 2016 ...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TailGreater: Pregaming 'The Game' in Columbus

Well, here we are: The last week of the college football regular season. But don't let that, or your three-day-long, post-Thanksgiving tryptophan hangover get in the way of your ultimate calling: hanging out with friends and partying before sports games. If there were ever a week to tailgate, this is it. No matter what team you root for, this promises to be a great week in the sport...
Via Yardbarker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan QB Speight takes reps during team's practice

Don’t count Wilton Speight out of Michigan’s big game against Ohio State on Saturday just yet. Speight injured his left shoulder in Michigan’s loss to Iowa a week and a half ago and did not play in the team’s game against Indiana over the weekend. Reports said he suffered a broken collarbone and would be out for the regular season, but Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Ohio State-Michigan isn't close to the best rivalry in college football

As we head into Thanksgiving and rivalry weekend, college football fans will have no shortage of fun things (and not so fun things) to argue about.However, despite all the back room disagreements and dinner table debates, there is one thing indisputable heading into the holiday weekend: Ohio State-Michigan is the single most important game that will be played over these next couple...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Harbaugh: Speight still day-to-day ahead of Ohio State game

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh continues to give few clues as to the status of quarterback Wilton Speight ahead of his team’s massive game at Ohio State. In his Monday press conference, Harbaugh said he had no changes to report on Speight’s status, reaffirming his characterization of Speight as day-to-day. “It hasn’t changed,” Harbaugh said, via Mark Snyder of the Detroit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan QB Wilton Speight dressed, warms up despite injury

Maybe Jim Harbaugh wasn’t lying when he said the reports that quarterback Wilton Speight is out for the regular season with an injury were “incorrect.” Earlier in the week, reports emerged saying Speight has a broken collarbone that will knock him out for the rest of the regular season. Harbaugh responded by calling the reports “incorrect.” Speight did not take any snaps...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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