Michigan Rumors & News

  • Michigan to reportedly host R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 ranked player in 2019

    Michigan Live "The No. 1 ranked basketball player in the 2019 high school class is reportedly taking a good look at Michigan. R.J. Barrett, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Montverde (Fla.) Academy, is planning an official visit to four Division I schools, including Ann Arbor, reports Jerry Meyer of 24/7..." July 25

  • Report: Michigan grad transfer Andrew Dakich changes mind, off to OSU

    Detroit Free Press "The past two years have seen a grad transfer from the Michigan basketball team catch on with a Big Ten team. Two years ago, Max Bielfeldt finished his career with Indiana, and last season Spike Albrecht played his final year with Purdue this past season. Now, their former teammate appears to..." July 17

  • East Lansing star Brandon Johns picks Michigan

    Detroit News "East Lansing’s Brandon Johns has spent his life playing in the shadows of Michigan State. But the four-star forward will take the next chapter of his basketball career down the road. Johns, who is considered the state’s top high school basketball prospect, announced his commitment to..." June 29

  • Report: Northwestern trying to lure Billy Donlon from Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan’s John Beilein has already lost one assistant coach this offseason. And it appears another could be on the way out. According to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern coach Chris Collins is trying to lure assistant coach Billy Donlon away from Michigan to fill a vacancy on his..." June 23

  • Michigan basketball offers 2018 Maryland point guard Noah Locke

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball continues to work on its target board for the 2018 recruiting class. U-M offered shooter Noah Locke on Tuesday, he announced on Twitter. Locke is a 6 feet 2, 190-pound point guard from Owings Mills, Md., who attends McDonogh School. 247Sports Composite rankings lists..." June 21

  • Former U-M assistant LaVall Jordan hired as Butler's basketball coach

    Detroit Free Press "LaVall Jordan, as a member of Michigan's basketball staff, was a finalist for his dream job as Butler's head coach in 2013. He wasn't selected. But four years later, he finally was hired. Butler announced Jordan as its new coach Monday night, replacing Chris Holtmann, who took the Ohio..." June 13

  • Michigan's Wagner passes on NBA draft

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's Moe Wagner is returning to school after withdrawing from the NBA draft, the school announced today in a release. "I gained a great deal of confidence from this process and I have a clearer picture of what I need to do in order to fulfill my dreams of playing professionally in the..." May 24

  • Oregon escapes as Michigan misses last-second shot

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was that close. Oregon defeated Michigan 69-68 in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at Sprint Center when Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr. missed a long jumper at the buzzer that would have won it. "I don't know about (being) worried," Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey said of his..." March 23

  • Vegas casino owner will win $1 million if Michigan wins NCAA Tournament

    CBS Sports "The owner of a Las Vegas casino, Derek Stevens, stands to make a boatload of money if No. 7 seed Michigan can win the national title. On March 14, Stevens put down $12,500 on the Wolverines as a long shot -- and now they are in the Sweet 16 and don’t appear like they plan to slow down soon. He..." March 20

  • Michigan surge continues with upset of Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan roommates Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson have quite different backgrounds, but the Wolverines' starting forwards provided a unified, winning front on Sunday in NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional second-round action. Wagner, a sophomore from Berlin, Germany, scored a..." March 19

  • Michigan holds off Oklahoma State's charge

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As Michigan senior Zak Irvin analyzed the seventh-seeded Wolverines' Midwest Regional victory on Friday, he had no trouble pointing to the difference-maker -- senior point guard Derrick Walton, Jr. The Big Ten tournament MVP had a game-best 26 points, 11 assists, five..." March 17

  • Eighth-seeded Michigan claims Big Ten tournament title

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michigan head coach John Beilein stood on a podium at center court at the Verizon Center, with confetti falling on his head. The veteran mentor, who has coached at every level of college hoops, choked up as he spoke about his team that survived an aborted airport takeoff..." March 12

  • Walton Jr., Michigan punch ticket to Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "Derrick Walton, Jr. had 19 of his 29 points in the second half and Moritz Wagner had 14 of his 17 points in the first half as eighth-seeded Michigan defeated Minnesota 84-77 on Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. in the first Big Ten Conference semifinal of the afternoon...." March 11

  • Michigan upsets No. 13 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michigan wore regular uniforms on Friday. And once again the Wolverines won, less than 48 hours after their plane ran into a ditch in Michigan. Michigan upset top seed and 13th-ranked Purdue 74-70 in overtime on Friday to advance to the Big Ten conference semifinals..." March 10

  • Walton, Michigan fly past Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. scored 19 points, and Michigan overcame scary travel issues to beat Illinois 75-55 Thursday in the Big Ten tournament at Verizon Center in Washington. The Wolverines got off to a quick start and maintained a double-digit lead for the majority of the game...." March 09

  • Michigan to use practice jerseys while luggage stays on plane during investigation

    ESPN "Michigan's game uniforms are officially part of an investigation, so the Wolverines might be forced to keep wearing their practice jerseys for the duration of the Big Ten tournament. And coach John Beilein might have to keep wearing the same suit. The National Transportation Safety Board and..." March 09

  • Michigan ruins Nebraska's senior night

    The Sports Xchange "LINCOLN, Neb. -- Michigan lit up Nebraska's defense all night and spoiled senior night for the Huskers in a 93-57 Big Ten Conference victory on Sunday before a crowd of 15,293 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Wolverines (20-11, 10-8 Big Ten) shot 63 percent from the field for the game and..." March 05

  • Northwestern nips Michigan at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "Dererk Pardon hauled in a full-court pass and scored a layup as time expired to lead Northwestern to a 67-65 Big Ten victory over Michigan and a school-record 21st victory on Wednesday at Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Vic Law scored 18 points while Bryant McIntosh added 13 as the..." March 01

  • Wagner leads Michigan to upset of No. 14 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If there is anything else that Michigan needs to do in order to prove it should be in the NCAA tournament, it’s hard to imagine what such additional proof is right now. Continuing a terrific stretch of basketball in the past three weeks, Michigan led from start to finish..." February 25

  • Beilein wins 500th as Michigan beats Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Zak Irvin scored 16 points to help give Michigan coach John Beilein his 500th career victory in the Wolverines' 68-64 win over Rutgers on Wednesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Beilein is 500-308 in 25 seasons at the Division I level. He is 207-133 with Michigan, just..." February 22

  • Murphy helps Minnesota outlast Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help Minnesota win its fifth straight game with an 83-78 overtime triumph over Michigan on Sunday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis Trailing 75-74 with 3:18 remaining in overtime, Minnesota scored five straight points to take a..." February 19