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Michigan can't afford letdown against Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Their bowl hopes hanging by a thread and their seasons slipping away, Michigan and Northwestern have little room left for error. That margin is just about gone. The Wolverines and the Wildcats simply can't afford a letdown when they meet Saturday if they want to make something of their seasons. Michigan got at least a little bit of a reprieve with 34-10 win over...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan, Northwestern trying to hang on

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Their bowl hopes hanging by a thread and their seasons slipping away, Michigan and Northwestern have little room left for error. That margin is just about gone. The Wolverines and the Wildcats simply can't afford a letdown when they meet Saturday if they want to make something of their seasons. Michigan got at least a little bit of a reprieve with 34-10 win over...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan lands 4-star defensive back recruit Garrett Taylor

Despite the teams struggles in 2013 and an offseason mulled in Brendan Gibbons controversy the Michigan football program is still scoring high-end recruits. With that said the latest prospect making his way to Ann Arbor is four-star defensive back Garrett Taylor out of St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Va. I have officially committed to play football for the University of Michigan...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles - Jerry Kill, Michigan, Iowa, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.The elephant in the room.The University of Michigan is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights over the school's handling of rape allegations made against former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons in 2009. (ESPN)Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!  Minnesota heads coach Jerry Kill...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Feds study Michigan rape response

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan's response to the 2009 rape allegations against Brendan Gibbons, according to The Detroit News.
Via Philly Sports Live
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Federal Government investigating University of Michigan for their handling of the 2009 sexual assault allegations

It looks as though the main  stream Detroit media is finally doing their job. According to the Detroit News, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is investigating the University of Michigan over a 2009 sexual assault allegation involving former kicker Brendan Gibbons. The investigation was apparently prompted by two complaints one of which from former U-M professor...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Peppers highlights Michigan's 2014 class

It has been a couple of seasons since Brady Hoke appeared to be leading a Michigan resurgence, having taken the Wolverines o the Sugar Bowl in his first year as coach. That honeymoon is over. Michigan introduced a 2014 recruiting class of 16 players, a group ranked 27th in the nation by Scout.com as of Wednesday afternoon. Hoke's previous two classes were ranked in the top four...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Barring student newspaper from press conference hurts Michigan's image more

It's not unusual for coaches to demonstrate their frustration with certain media members or outlets by denying access or refusing to answer questions, and this seems especially prevalent in college sports: see Steve Spurrier and Ron Morris, Charlie Strong and the Louisville media, Jim Boeheim and Andy Katz, or Lane Kiffin and everyone. Those moves often backfire, though, and the...
Via Awful Announcing
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Tentacles: Brady Hoke, Devin Gardner, lots of recruiting, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.The elephant in the room. Michigan head football coach invokes the University of Michigan's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to avoid questioning involving the expulsion of former Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons over alleged sexual misconduct. (The Detroit Free Press) The only easy day was yesterday.Michigan...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UM’s Student Newspaper, The Michigan Daily, Was Barred From Brady Hoke’s Press Conference After Breaking Gibbons Story

Last week, the Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, dropped a bombshell of a report regarding former kicker Brendan Gibbons. Gibbons was “permanently separated” from the university following a violation of the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy — but what was odd about his recent dismissal was that the violation actually occurred...
Via College Spun
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Hoke issues statement defending program… doesn’t mention Brendan Gibbons

In the wake of the Brendan Gibbons mess and on the even of National Signing day, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke released a statement defending the football program and their handling of their current predicament without mentioning Grendan Bibbons. Here’s the full statement via Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com: “Michigan Athletics has no influence over any part of a review of a potential...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Sports Edge 16 – A Michigan Mess (AUDIO)

A Michigan Mess – Interview with Professor Douglas Smith The Detroit Sports Edge 16 featured call-in guest Professor Douglas Smith of WashtnenawWatchdogs.com the website that helped bring fourth the sexual misconduct allegations now sweeping across the University of Michigan and it’s football program. This was the second time Professor Smith was a guest on the show discussing...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Gibbons dismissed from U-M over sexual misconduct allegations and our interview with the guy who helped leak the story

Tuesday, news of Brendan Gibbons’ alleged sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan finally hit mainstream media when the Michigan Daily (among other outlets) reported on the case. According to the Michigan Daily, the University separated themselves from their kicker last month via a letter sent to the Gibbons camp notifying them of their decision. “You will be permanently...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mich. expels ex-kicker Brendan Gibbons in sex case

A published report says the University of Michigan has expelled ex-Wolverines kicker Brendan Gibbons for violating the school's sexual misconduct policies. A story in The Michigan Daily says the student newspaper (http://bit.ly/1csm1Pi ) reviewed documents that showed the Ann Arbor school ''permanently separated'' Gibbons from the university effective Dec. 20, 2013. The 22-year...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Gibbons Expelled As Questions Abound

Nebraska 2013. Gibbons' final game in Michigan StadiumAll it takes for truths to be revealed is time. Today's article in the Michigan Daily detailing the "permanent separation" of Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons from the university tells a story that has long been rumored...that has finally come to fruition.Brendan Gibbons, the Michigan football team’s starting kicker for the ...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kicker Brendan Gibbons 'permanently separated' from Michigan

According to a report in The Michigan Daily, Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons was "permanently separated" from the school last month after a sexual-misconduct investigation.  The report says Gibbons was informed of his expulsion in a Dec. 19 letter from the school's Office of Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR). Documents obtained by the paper say that the investigation stemmed from...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Preview

Note: Abbreviated preview today because I have a real job and blogging ain't it.Iowa's Numbers6-4 overall, 3-3 Big TenHead coach: Kirk Ferentz     Career: 118-99 (18th year)     at Iowa: 106-78 (15th year)Offense: Multiple      Rush: Mark Weisman (167-777 yards, 4 TDs)     Pass: Jake Rudock (167-279, 1,916 yards, 14 TDs)     Rec.: Kevonte Martin-Manley (35-304 yards...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Local Big Ten Review: Though Impressive, Quick Field Goal Won’t Save Michigan’s Season

What can be done successfully at a quick pace in just around six seconds? Tying a shoe perhaps? Not much else, unless you’re the Michigan Wolverines and need to tie a football game. Considering everything that has happened to the Wolverines in 2013, who could have seen a last second fast field goal on a slick field in the rain successfully playing out? After Devin Gardner was sacked...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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