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Video: Derryck Thornton and Tyus Battle at Reebok Breakout Classic

Derryck Thornton and Tyus Battle were two of the top performers at the Reebok Breakout Classic last week and Michigan head coach John Beilein was in attendance playing close attention to the guard duo. Watch both players in action in the embedded media players below (via @CourtsideFilms). Battle after the jump. 
Via UM Hoops
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via UM Hoops
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via UM Hoops
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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’...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Full Scale Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via Thacover2
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
17 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, 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...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Devin Gardner, Michigan Football Play Host To ESPN’s ‘My Wish’

The Worldwide Leader In Sports’ umbrella of content spreads quite large, but in my opinion, the “My Wish” segment is the best thing ESPN does.  If you’ve never seen the segment, ESPN, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, grants a child with a various illness their sports dream. They make it possible for a child to spend a day with their favorite athlete, to play...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN ranks John Beilein ninth in top 50 coaches list

ESPN has been ranking the top 50 coaches in college basketball over the last several weeks in a poll comprised of nearly 100 ESPN staff members. The results are intended to be based on how coaches would be rated in the present day rather than based on their entire careers. Michigan head coach John Beilein checked in at No. 9 on the list. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Wisconsin’s...
Via UM Hoops
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Michigan Football Preview: The Running Backs

Previously: Offensive Line, Defensive LineAbout as closely related as two position groups could possibly be, the overall success of Michigan's running game will have just as much to do with their offensive line as it does their running backs. But unless both positions can improve dramatically from last year, another 5-6 loss season will be a reality for the Wolverines. It really...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brady Hoke Hints That Jabrill Peppers May Line Up On Offense In 2014

As a high schooler at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey, incoming Michigan cornerback Jabrill Peppers lined up as a defensive back, a running back and as a kick returner, and was successful in all three roles. Having a player that talented is a good problem for Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke. While Peppers will play corner this fall, it’s certainly possible that he will...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State commit gets head start on smack-talk with rival Michigan (PHOTO)

The rivalry between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines is one of the greatest in college football. With the season right around the corner, naturally, the rivalry has started heating up over the past few weeks. This year, some of the Ohio State and Michigan commits have decided to get a head start on the trash talk. For example, Ohio State 2015 commit Tyler Green...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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