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Michigan AD Dave Brandon expected to resign

Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon is expected to resign from his post as Athletic Director this afternoon. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has called for a 1:30 p.m. press conference this afternoon. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy first reported that Brandon was expected to resign. Brandon has been under scrutiny after the poor handling of Shane Morris’ injury...
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Michigan ranked 23rd in Associated Press Preseason Poll

Michigan is ranked 23rd in the Associated Press Top 25 Preseason Poll released this morning. The Wolverines will start the season ranked in the top 25 for the fourth consecutive season. The Wolverines were also ranked 23rd in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Wisconsin (No. 3), Michigan State (No. 18), Ohio State (20) and Nebraska (21) are the other league teams to earn a spot in the AP...
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Five takeaways from Michigan Media Day

The Michigan basketball team opened its doors to media Thursday for an afternoon of interviews, photo shoots and practice. It was the first opportunity to observe the entire freshman class in action as the six newcomers vie for a spot in the Wolverines’ rotation. Here are five takeaways from Thursday’s open practice. DJ Wilson adds versatility, length to frontcourt John Beilein...
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Video: Inside Michigan’s Media Day Practice

Michigan opened the doors to practice for an hour after hosting its annual Media Day in Ann Arbor. Here are some clips of the 2014-15 Wolverines going through drills on Thursday afternoon. More from Media Day Photo Gallery: Michigan Media Day Practice 2014 Photo Gallery: Michigan Media Day 2014 Video & Quotes: John Beilein at Michigan Media Day Video: Ricky Doyle, Duncan Robinson...
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Photo Gallery: Michigan Media Day Practice 2014

After Media Day activities, Michigan took the floor for an hour long open practice open to media. Find a full gallery of practice photos the jump. All photos by Alejandro Zuniga. The post Photo Gallery: Michigan Media Day Practice 2014 appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Photo Gallery: Michigan Media Day 2014

Michigan players went through the media gauntlet today, answering questions and posing for pictures as part of Michigan Basketball Media Day. Here’s a look at the Wolverines’ returning stars and newcomers from today’s photo shoot. The post Photo Gallery: Michigan Media Day 2014 appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: John Beilein at Michigan Media Day

John Beilein kicked off Michigan Basketball Media Day this afternoon with his season opening press conference. You can watch the entire press conference in the embedded media player below. The post Video: John Beilein at Michigan Media Day appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
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Video: Ricky Doyle, Duncan Robinson and Aubrey Dawkins speak at Michigan Media Day

Michigan coaches and players met with the media this afternoon to kick off the 2014-15 season at Michigan Basketball Media Day. With seven newcomers on the 2014-15 roster there were plenty of fresh faces including Ricky Doyle, Aubrey Dawkins and Division III transfer Duncan Robinson. You can watch all three players in the embedded media players below. Dawkins and Robinson after...
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No. 2 ranked Jaylen Brown ‘very interested’ in Michigan, hopes to take official visit

Michigan may have joined the recruiting trail for Jaylen Brown a little late, but the second-ranked prospect in the class of 2015 is going to give the Wolverines a fair shot. The 6-foot-7, 220 pound small forward currently plans to take one of his two remaining official visits to Ann Arbor. “I do think that he will give them the opportunity and visit,” said Mechalle Brown, Jaylen’s...
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Michigan to host open practice on November 5th

Michigan basketball season is just around the corner and the Wolverines will host an open practice on Wednesday, November 5th. The practice will run from 6-7 p.m. and be followed by a meet and greet session featuring autographs and selfies. The Wolverines first exhibition game is scheduled for for November 10th against Wayne State before the season opener on Saturday, November 15th...
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Michigan among top ten schools for Derryck Thornton Jr.

Class of 2016 point guard Derryck Thornton Jr. cut his list to ten schools this afternoon. Michigan made the cut along with Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, California, USC, Miami, UNLV and NC State. The news was first reported by Scout.com’s Josh Gershon. “I love the staff (at Michigan) – it’s a great staff,” Thornton told Scout.com. “And all the coaches there are...
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Offseason Storylines: Michigan searching for go-to sixth man

Basketball season is around the corner, and, over the next several weeks, we’ll run down some of the biggest storylines facing the 2014-15 Michigan Wolverines. In this edition, we search for a go-to sixth man to replace Zak Irvin.  (Photo:  Dustin Johnston) Michigan’s talented starting five last year couldn’t do everything on their own last season. When the Wolverines needed...
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NBA Roundup: Glenn Robinson III makes the cut

The NBA season tips off on Tuesday evening and a number of former Wolverines will be involved in the 2014-15 season. With five Michigan players drafted in the past two seasons, we’ll feature a regular NBA roundup to track their progress throughout the season. Robinson makes the cut Glenn Robinson III faced a tenuous situation after being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as a...
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Recruiting Notebook: Michigan showing late interest in five-star wing

According to a report from On the Radar Hoops, a Michigan assistant coach was in to watch class of 2015 five-star Jaylen Brown yesterday. Brown is the No. 2 prospect in the country and this is the first reported interest from Michigan. Brown’s recruitment is already at a very advanced stage. He’s taken official visits to Kansas and Kentucky and is also planning to visit UCLA...
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Burning questions facing Big Ten teams (Part 2)

Big Ten players and coaches took to Chicago last week to face the media for the first time this season and answer questions about expectations, offseason development and more. With the start of the season less than a month away, we ran through the conference to look at one major question facing all 14 teams. Previously: Part 1  Wisconsin: Can the Badgers handle expectations? It’s...
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Burning questions facing Big Ten teams (Part 1)

Big Ten players and coaches took to Chicago last week to face the media for the first time this season and answer questions about expectations, offseason development and more. With the start of the season less than a month away, we ran through the conference to look at one major question facing all 14 teams.  Iowa: Can the Hawkeyes bounce back from last year’s disappointing...
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LeVert improving jumper, distribution as season approaches

Dustin Johnston The moment was emblematic of Michigan’s run to the Big Ten title last season. With the seconds ticking down in the first half of the Wolverines’ game against Michigan State on February 23rd, Caris LeVert caught a pass and immediately elevated for a three from his sweet spot, the left corner. As the ball arced toward the hoop, the guard turned and began sprinting...
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2014-15 Player Preview: Zak Irvin

With the start of college basketball around the corner, we’re breaking down Michigan’s roster player-by-player. Previously: Spike Albrecht. (Photo: Dustin Johnston) Zak Irvin was Michigan’s sixth man last season, but he never had trouble making himself noticed on the floor. When Irvin checked into the game he was ready to do one thing: shoot, and then shoot some more. Irvin...
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How do you stop Michigan? ‘Hope they miss shots’

Dustin Johnston ROSEMONT, Ill. — If you like offense, you’ve enjoyed watching Michigan lately. The last two seasons, the Wolverines have led the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency, operating at such a high pace in 2013-14 that they finished with the best recorded mark in Ken Pomeroy’s history. Michigan returns plenty of talent from last year, including preseason All-Big...
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Five takeaways from Big Ten Media Day

Dustin Johnston ROSEMONT, Ill. — John Beilein, Caris LeVert, and Spike Albrecht were all in attendance to represent Michigan at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday morning. They were among the most popular groups at the event, fielding questions from reporters throughout the hour of availability. Though Wisconsin is the unanimous favorite to win the conference, coaches and players alike...
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Video & Quotes: Caris LeVert ready to lead Michigan

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Caris LeVert met with media on Thursday as part of Big Ten Media Day. The junior discussed his new role as Michigan’s key offensive player, what he learned from Nik Stauskas, and what motivates him to improve. Notes and quotes after the jump.  On being Michigan’s go-to player … “I have a much bigger leadership role. Last year, I was kind of a leader by...
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Michigan ranked 23rd in USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll

Michigan will start the season ranked once again this year, but the defending Big Ten Champions aren’t nearly as highly regarded as they were in recent years. The Wolverines are ranked 23rd in USA Today’s Poll, behind four other conference foes, after starting the last two seasons ranked in the top ten. Wisconsin (No. 4), Michigan State (No. 18), Ohio State (20), Nebraska (21...
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein says rest of Big Ten ‘not far behind’ Wisconsin

ROSEMONT, Ill. — John Beilein met with media in Chicago on Thursday as part of Big Ten Media Day. The Michigan coach discussed the state of other programs in the conference, the difficulties of sustaining success, and whether the Wolverines’ offense flows through Caris LeVert. Notes and quotes after the jump.  On Wisconsin … “They’re just really solid. They don’t trick...
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Video & Quotes: Spike Albrecht discusses personal growth at Big Ten Media Day

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Spike Albrecht met with media in Chicago on Thursday as part of Big Ten Media Day. The junior guard discussed his surprising recruiting story, his improvements as a leader, and his expected role on the team during the upcoming season. Full notes and quotes after the jump. On Caris LeVert being named to the preseason All-Big Ten team … “We’re looking for...
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Video: John Beilein at Big Ten Media Day

John Beilein met with the media this morning in Chicago at the Big Ten’s annual Media Day. Beilein discussed Preseason All-Big Ten junior Caris LeVert and a number of other topics and issues facing the Wolverines for the upcoming season.. Watch Beilein’s press conference in the embedded media player below or read the transcript here. The post Video: John Beilein at Big Ten...
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