Michigan Wolverines News for March 6, 2014
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Wolverine women get another chance to narrow gap on Spartans

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon hired Kim Barnes Arico as head women's basketball coach two years ago to lead the Wolverines to championships and NCAA tournament appearances.

Michigan women roll in tourney opener to set up showdown with...

Indianapolis —Michigan dominated Indiana 82-57 Thursday night in their Big Ten women's tournament opener at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to set up a quarterfinal showdown with rival and No. 2 seed Michigan State.

Offensive line development critical this spring [$]

Fair or not, most considered Michigan's offensive line the main culprit for the Wolverines' offensive woes in 2013. U-M couldn't run the ball consistently and the sacks came in droves - and this year, the Wolverines will have to replace two tackles headed to the NFL.

U-M 82, Indiana 57: Goree helps earn a rematch against MSU

the second straight year Michigan opened the women's Big Ten tournament with a victory over Indiana to earn a second-round game against Michigan State.

U-M's Nussmeier: Gardner has a lot of potential

Doug Nussmeier watches the Michigan offensive film from last year and sees the Devin Gardner who set school passing and total yardage records in a few games.

Stat Tracker: B1G Tournament winners in NCAAs [$]

With Michigan's first outright Big Ten title since 1986 locked up, heading into the final week of the regular season, there has been plenty of talk about the upcoming Big Ten Tournament and how the Wolverines should approach it.

Jones sees major interest

Sheriron Jones has six offers and the four-star quarterback said last weekend at the RCS Southern California that more could be on the way.

Waller Moving up U-M’s 2015 QB Board [$]

Michigan is working diligently to expand its pool of quarterback targets and those efforts are paying off. One of the latest to emerge as an increasingly promising option is Anaheim (Calif.) Servite dual-threat signal caller Travis Waller. The Wolverines have begun focusing a great deal attention on the Golden State star, and the interest is definitely mutual.

5-star DB recaps southern swing

Five-star Minkah Fitzpatrick has stayed relatively quiet since the season ended. The Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep defensive back just finished up a series of four visits to southern schools.

Heininger: angry offseason can help [$]

By all objective measures, Michigan experienced a defensive plummet in 2013, compared to Brady Hoke's first two seasons at the helm. But someone who has been there sees the strong possibility of a bounce back this fall.

Prosecutors receive report on investigation into alleged assault...

Ann Arbor police detectives have finished their investigation into University of Mcihigan football star Taylor Lewan’s alleged involvement in a Dec. 1 assault on South University in Ann Arbor.

Michigan basketball by the numbers: Looking beyond Nik Stauskas,...

This week's "By The Numbers" looks at the biggest impacts made by the Wolverines' surrounding the spotlight, but not in it.

Expected Visitors List: March 8, 2014 [$]

Michigan's final regular-season basketball game is Saturday evening, and a small group of football visitors is expected in the building. Here's a list of those who are planning to attend.

A look back at Jordan Morgan’s top moments at Michigan

Jordan Morgan will play his final game at the Crisler Center on Saturday. Leading up to Sayurday game against Indiana, we’ll run a series of features on Morgan’s career. Today we start with a look back at five of the top moments of the 6-foot-8 big man’s career. 1. Charge and dunk seal Final Four […]

Jumbo Elliott, Rob Lytle among ex-Michigan stars on college football...

Former Michigan standouts Elliott, Lytle and Mark Messner are among 75 player candidates on the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, which also includes six coaches.

Former Wolverines, Spartans dot College Football Hall of Fame...

Of local interest are former Michigan tackle Jumbo Elliott, running back Rob Lytle and defensive lineman Mark Messner, former Michigan State receiver Kirk Gibson and running backs Clinton Jones and Lorenzo White and former Northern Michigan defensive back Jerry Woods. Former MSU coach Darryl Rogers, former Albion coaches Morley Fraser and Pete Schmidt and former Wayne State and Hillsdale coach Dick Lowry also are on the ballot, as are former Detroit Lions Dre Bly, Mark Carrier and D.J. Dozier.

Tom Brady and Desmond Howard credit football success to Michigan's...

Michigan greats Tom Brady anad Desmond Howard both credit their success in football, in part, to one man: longtime student athlete counselor Greg Harden. Harden was featured in a "60 Minutes Sports" segment on Wednesday night titled "University of Michiga

In Soviet Unverified Voracity, Otter Eats Crocodile

BASKETBALL. This is Henri The Otter Of Ennui's brother, Hank The Otter Of Swank. He's trying to eat a crocodile. He has been watching Michigan basketball and is feeling rather metal. m/ Don't drink? Grantland's Andrew Sharp profiles Nik Stauskas, and, uh… Shooter. Shooter shooter shooter shooter shooter shooter. His ballhandling has made him a more complete scorer this year, but let’s not kid ourselves. That Wayne song was all about Stauskas. This feels like meme backlash. Yes, Stauskas i

Tournament Uniformz Unveiled

Because it's always the right idea to mess with a good thing, Michigan (among several other Adidas schools) unveiled special uniformz for the postseason. They're not terrible, though I'd prefer "MICHIGAN" across the chest; they're also completely unnecessary and way worse than, say, the throwbacks they wore against Penn State last year. Jargon-laced press release ahoy. (Emphasis is mine, because holy jargon.) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team and adidas un

Mark Messner joins Rob Lytle and Jumbo Elliott on College Football...

The National Football Foundation announced its 2014 ballot on Thursday.

College basketball roundup: No. 4 Duke upset by Wake Forest

Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points, and Wake Forest upset No. 4 Duke, 82-72, on Wednesday night.

Michigan, Adidas unveil new 'Made in March' uniforms for upcoming...

Among the changes are jerseys featuring "WOLVERINES" instead of "Michigan" across the chest and patterned shoulders and shorts that resemble a ventilation system of sorts.

Check out Michigan basketball's new postseason jersey

The Michigan men's basketball team and adidas on Thursday unveiled the 'Made in March' jersey Wolverines players will wear starting at the Big Ten tournament next week.

U-M unveils new jerseys for March Madness

The Made in March uniforms feature 'Wolverines' written across the chest, instead of the usual 'Michigan,' to 'evoke team unity and spirit.' 'Go Blue' is printed on the inside collar of each jersey.

Michigan to wear ‘Made in March’ Adidas uniforms

Michigan will wear a special edition Adidas uniform this March featuring ‘Wolverines’ on the front of the jersey. Full release below. ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan men’s basketball team and adidas unveiled today (Thursday, March 6) the Made in March Uniform System for the 2014 basketball postseason. The collection was created to […]

One Frame At A Time: Illinois

Let's enumerate the wonderful things about this GIF: The Orange Crush is very bad at casting spells, judging by the two dudes right behind Nik Stauskas. Stauskas staring down 6'11" Nnanna Egwu for a couple seconds, going "yeah, I got this," and coldly hitting a three in his face. Derrick Walton meandering back on defense as soon as he sees Stauskas is going to shoot. Andrew Dakich beginning his roll the dice flourish while the ball is still mid-flight. Andrew Dakich, period.

Maize 'N View: Here to stay [$]

It is an interesting time to be a fan of Michigan and Michigan State, as two seemingly unlikely scenarios have unfolded over the last few years - the Wolverines triumphing over the Spartans on the hard court with the Green and White returning the favor on the football field.

Bracket Watch: March 6th, 2014

It’s been close to a month since the last Bracket Watch. Since then, Michigan has reeled off four wins in a row. The Wolverines completed the season sweep of Michigan State, won on a last-second shot in overtime at Purdue and most recently clinched the outright Big Ten title with a road victory over Illinois. […]

Shot Chart Scouting: Indiana

Michigan closes the regular season by hosting Indiana yet again this year. Last year’s loss to the Hoosiers certainly motivated the Wolverines’ NCAA tournament run, but the sting of defeat never quite disappeared after Jordan Morgan’s tip rimmed out in the final seconds. There won’t be as much on the line this season as Michigan […]

Hoops Opponent Watch: Outright Edition

Non-Conference Opponents RPI Effect Only Teams If you care, Michigan played the following teams: UMass-Lowell (10-18), Houston Baptist (6-23), South Carolina State (9-19), Coppin State (10-19), Long Beach State (13-15), and Charlotte (15-13). But while I don’t want to say these games didn’t MATTER, they didn’t, you know, matter. Except the Charlotte game, because blerg. Michigan’s fate will be determines by larger narratives. Not many people are going to hammer too hard on RPI when you’re t

Talk Michigan basketball with Rod Beard live at noon

Michigan has locked up the Big Ten title. One more game awaits in the regular season, then it's on the the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. Rod Beard is taking your comments and questions starting at noon.

U-M's Jordan Morgan (back) still uncertain for Senior Day

Beilein wants to make sure that Spike Albrecht stays humble, even with his 35-to-5 assist-to-turnover ratio in Big Ten play. 'How about those two turnovers he had in a row?' Beilein said. 'Now he's got, like, six in the Big Ten season. You don't think I let him have it on that? That's two in a row. So he's looking at me, and I'm all over him, 'You're better than that,' etc.

Ask Quinn: Submit your questions for this week's Michigan basketball...

Answers to this week's mailbag will appear Friday.

Lloyd Carr reflects on 2006 Ohio State game and emotional drain...

Carr spoke earlier this week at TAP at MGM Grand Detroit.

TheWolverine.com Podcast: Hockey Edition

Appearing in two games at his natural forward position among U-M's first eight, junior Andrew Sinelli jumped at the chance to play defense and fill a need due to injury. He has since appeared in 19 games on the blue line and talks about the adjustment he's made in this week's hockey podcast.

Late-season surge sends Nik Stauskas climbing in latest mock...

Michigan's Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary, having both appeared in prior mock drafts dating back to last season, do not appear in the mock projection released on Wednesday.

Doug Nussmeier: Devin Gardner has loads of untapped potential,...

Nussmeier says Gardner has lots of "unscratched potential," and get get better in several areas this season.

Reports: Steelers cut Detroiter, Wolverine Larry Foote

For the second time in his career, Larry Foote became expendable for the Pittsburgh Steelers. For the second time, the Steelers have released Foote, but this time for salary cap purposes.

Beilein: U-M's run to Big Ten title began when freshmen grew...

Michigan's season turned when the Big Ten started. Not necessarily because the focus changed, but because the freshmen did.

Big Ten tourney: Surprising U-M women would meet MSU with win...

U-M's only hope to get into the NCAA tournament is to win the Big Ten tournament, something that hasn't been done by anyone playing on the first day of the tournament since it was reconfigured in 1995.

Visit W/ Nussmeier ‘Big’ For Messiah deWeaver [$]

Recently making his way to Ann Arbor to visit Michigan, 2016 Trotwood (Ohio) Madison quarterback Messiah deWeaver recaps his time with new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, the interaction between the two, his plans this spring, and more.

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