MICHIGAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michigan scores final 11 points to beat No. 18 Purdue 61-56

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Zak Irvin scored 22 points, and Michigan scored the game's final 11 points to beat No. 18 Purdue 61-56 on Saturday. The Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten) overcame an awful stretch of shooting in the second half, rallying late behind Irvin and Derrick Walton. Irvin's jumper from near the free throw line put Michigan up 57-56 with just over a minute remaining...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: John Beilein discusses win over Purdue

Michigan head coach John Beilein was pleased with his team’s ‘gritty not pretty’ victory over Purdue on Saturday afternoon. The head coach discussed his team’s defensive performance, Caris LeVert’s return and much more in his post game press conference. Quotes to be added shortly. The post Video: John Beilein discusses win over Purdue appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
Via UM Hoops
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Purdue can't contain Michigan's Irvin in 61-56 loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Zak Irvin scored 22 points, and Michigan scored the game's final 11 points to beat No. 18 Purdue 61-56 on Saturday.The Wolverines (19-7, 9-4 Big Ten) overcame an awful stretch of shooting in the second half, rallying late behind Irvin and Derrick Walton. Irvin's jumper from near the free throw line put Michigan up 57-56 with just over a minute remaining, and it...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Final Horn: Michigan 61, No. 18 Purdue 56

Despite all that went wrong for the Michigan basketball team Saturday, it left Crisler Center with a win it desperately needed. Michigan ran into foul trouble early and trailed by as much as 10 in the first half, and shot just 25 percent from 3-point range, but pulled off a come-from-behind win over No. 18 Purdue. When the Wolverines (9-4 Big Ten, 19-7 overall) trailed for much of...
Via UM Hoops
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 26: Purdue at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan and Purdue are set for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off at the Crisler Center this afternoon. Michigan senior  Caris LeVert participated in early shooting drills for the first time since his lower left leg injury in the Big Ten opener against Illinois, a day after John Beilein said he ‘wasn’t ready’ to play. Previously, Beilein has said that when LeVert warms up, you’ll know...
Via UM Hoops
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh’s Use Of Michigan Private Jet For Recruiting Reportedly Amounts To $10K/Day

Jim Harbaugh’s been recruiting at an extremely high level since becoming Michigan’s head coach last offseason. The Wolverines are paying for it, too.  According to a report by USA Today, Michigan spent nearly $10K/day during a 12-day stretch in early 2015 on a private jet Harbaugh used to travel the country recruiting.  From the report:  During a 12-day stretch in his first...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Responds To Jim Harbaugh’s “Whining” Subtweet

YouTube/Jim Harbaugh The war of words between Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and the SEC continues. After Jim Harbaugh blatantly subtweeted about the SEC “whining” over his upcoming spring football team trip to IMG Academy, the conference’s commissioner Greg Sankey has responded. From AL.com: “I’m not going to reduce what is an important conversation to some childhood use...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Scott Van Pelt Hilariously Illustrates The Irony Of Jim Harbaugh’s “Whine” Tweet

Jim Harbaugh sent out a not-so-subtle tweet on Wednesday. The Michigan coach subtweeted the entire SEC with his “Does anyone find whining to be attractive?” comment.  Scott Van Pelt found the tweet to be somewhat ironic.  The SportsCenter anchor hilariously illustrated the irony of the tweet during his late-night show yesterday.  .@notthefakeSVP illustrates the irony of...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Horn: Michigan 82, Minnesota 74

Michigan’s season was at a crossroads in Minneapolis on Wednesday as the Wolverines faced one of their first ‘must-win’ games of the 2015-16 season. After dropping back-to-back home games in deflating fashion, Michigan couldn’t afford to lose at Minnesota (6-18, 0-12 Big Ten). Luckily Derrick Walton was up to the task, leading the Wolverines to an 82-74 road victory to help...
Via UM Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Finebaum calls Jim Harbaugh ‘the Donald Trump of college football’

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has ruffled a few feathers in SEC territory after announcing his team would head to Florida for a week of practices during the university’s annual spring break. The latest to be ruffled by Harbaugh planting his flag in the heart of SEC country? ESPN radio and television personality Paul Finebaum. According to For The Win, Finebaum likened...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Jim Harbaugh subtweet the SEC for whining?

Jim Harbaugh has mastered the art of passive-aggressive subtweeting, and he seems to have given us another example of it on Wednesday. Harbaugh and Michigan intend to hold spring break practices in Bradenton, Florida. As you might imagine, this has not been met with enthusiasm from the SEC and its member schools, and the league asked the NCAA to prohibit spring practices during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Tosh Sends Out Poor Tasting Tweet At UM’s Football Team, Wolverines Respond

With news that the Michigan Senate passed a bill that would keep pets out of the homes of animal abusers, comedian Daniel Tosh sent out a tweet making fun of the football team. Several Michigan players responded to Tosh.O’s tweet as you can see below: .@danieltosh stay in your lane bro — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 9, 2016 That's why I never messed with your show...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Hoping To Stop Michigan’s Plans For Spring Football Practice In Florida

On National Signing Day, Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed the news that the Wolverines would hold part of their spring football practice at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The team will head south during the school’s spring break and continue practice for four days (while enjoying the warmer weather for three other days). Predictably, not everyone is happy...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh tweaks SEC with another offseason recruiting move

Welcome to a new annual Big Ten offseason tradition — Jim Harbaugh tweaking the SEC right in their own backyard. Last season it was satellite camps in SEC country and this year it is apparently Michigan spring football going on spring break. According to a CBS Sports report, Harbaugh is set to move Michigan’s spring practice to Florida during the same week as the University of...
Via Talking 10
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC begins crying foul over Jim Harbaugh’s spring break plans at Michigan

Another college football offseason means another year of SEC coaches crying about what Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has planned. Upon hearing word that Harbaugh intends to bring Michigan’s spring football practices down to Florida for a week over Michigan’s spring break, the SEC is looking for a way to close the borders to the Wolverines. According to Dennis Dodd of CBSSports...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC targets spring break practices in response to Harbaugh's notion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference is asking for a rule preventing football teams from holding practices during spring break.The move comes nearly a week after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on national signing day that the Wolverines would practice in Florida over spring break, which starts Feb. 27.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Tuesday that he asked the new NCAA...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McShay: Attending Michigan signing day a 'mistake'

Michigan’s resurgent football program took signing day to controversial new heights last week with its star-studded event that included a cast of guests including Tom Brady, Derek Jeter and Ric Flair. ESPN draft expert and college football reporter Todd McShay was also there, for some reason, and now he is saying it was a mistake on his part to be there. The boundaries between...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 2017 recruit has Alabama as leader, wants to hear from Michigan

The Alabama Crimson Tide ended their recruiting process for the 2016 season with the top-ranked class in the country. It looks like they are already focusing on next year’s class and it looks like the could be getting a big-time recruit for the 2017 class. According to ESPN, top-ranked recruit in the class of 2017, running back and outside linebacker Dylan Moses, lists Alabama...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolverines begin “soul-searching” after another blowout loss

After a successful January, the Michigan basketball team managed to pour out every ounce of momentum it had on the Crisler Center court less than a week into February. In back-to-back blowout losses, the Wolverines went from borderline Big Ten title contenders to the NCAA Tournament bubble watch in a matter of days. Empty possession after empty possession highlighting a handful...
Via UM Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Jim Harbaugh take subtle shot at Jim Tomsula?

Jim Harbaugh is a master wordsmith. He’s becoming one of the savviest follows on sports Twitter these days, and he never seems to miss an opportunity to say things without saying things. In an interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press Friday, Harbaugh was asked if he takes any satisfaction from how things turned out for his former team, the San Francisco 49ers in 2015...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan caps off National Signing Day with signing of No. 1 player Rashan Gary

Michigan Wolverines football is back in the national spotlight, and the 2016 national signing day won’t just be a thing to remember for those involved with the program. Thanks to #SigningOfTheStars and the star-studded event that it was, few who follow recruiting will forget the day. However, it all wouldn’t matter much if a certain player or two didn’t end up committing to...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan lands Rashan Gary, top overall recruit in the country

The nation’s No. 1 recruit – five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary – has made his decision. Gary, a product of Paramus Catholic in Paramus, N.J., is officially headed to Michigan. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound star announced his intentions to play for the Wolverines live on both SportsCenter and ESPNU moments ago. Gary had reportedly been down to either Clemson or Michigan. It’s...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Writes Emotional Article Explaining Reasons For Return To Michigan

It has been over a year since Jim Harbaugh stepped on a stage at the University of Michigan and announced that he was returning to his alma mater as their next head football coach. The honeymoon doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon between fans of the Wolverines and their leader, in part thanks to a ten win season in 2015 and what appears to be a top five recruiting class in...
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady, Jeter to attend Harbaugh's signing day party

The list of stars continues to grow for Jim Harbaugh’s National Signing Day party at Michigan Wednesday.  As Harbaugh brings in his first class as the head football coach of the Wolverines, the “Signing of the Stars” event will be streamed live on The Players’ Tribune’s website from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If Harbaugh hasn’t already changed the recruiting game, this is certainly...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Defends Michigan’s Recruiting Practices After Recent De-committments

In recent days, the recruiting world has been focused on what is going on with the Michigan Wolverines. Despite recent additions to their current class, the school has also pulled some offers from recruits just a week before signing day to go along with several de-committments that reportedly are because of lack of communication between head coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff and the recruits...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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