Michigan Rumors & News

  • Don't vilify John Beilein for doing his best to prevent Spike Albrecht's Purdue transfer

    Sporting News - NCAAB "John Beilein does not make for much of a villain. If it were legal to describe a Division I basketball coach as “kind” or “gentle”, such adjectives might fit his personality. So when he endorses an unpopular position in the college sports world, it ought to be a little bit more difficult to..." May 04

  • Wolverines' Kameron Chatman decides to transfer

    Detroit Free Press "When asked Monday whether he expected any more departures from his roster, Michigan basketball coach John Beilein hesitated. Now it might be clear why. Sophomore Kameron Chatman, who hit the key three-pointer to upset Indiana in the Big Ten tournament and, in essence, send U-M to the NCAA..." May 03

  • Spike Albrecht Announces Transfer to Purdue

    Bleacher Report "During his time in Ann Arbor, the Crown Point, Indiana, native averaged 3.9 points and two assists per game. He decided to end his career in December when a nagging hip injury forced him to step away from the sport after just nine games in 2015, but shortly thereafter his father hinted he may..." May 03

  • Report: Bacari Alexander to be named Detroit Titans head coach

    UM Hoops "After being rumored as the frontrunner for weeks, Michigan assistant coach Bacari Alexander will be named the new head coach of the University of Detroit Jesuit Titans — according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Alexander had been an assistant coach at Michigan since since 2010. He..." April 20

  • Michigan's Aubrey Dawkins transfers to Central Florida

    The Score "Michigan's Aubrey Dawkins has been granted his release from the program and will transfer to Central Florida to play for his father Johnny, who was recently hired by the Knights. "This was not an easy decision, however, the chance to play for my father is a special opportunity for me and my..." April 06

  • Michigan removing transfer restrictions for Spike Albrecht, Ricky Doyle

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has heard the backlash - and has reacted accordingly. He will remove his transfer restrictions from his departing players. Graduating Spike Albrecht and junior-to-be Ricky Doyle announced they were leaving Michigan earlier this week, and both families..." April 01

  • Wolverines' Spike Albrecht transferring to finish on 'own terms'

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan guard Spike Albrecht will transfer and spend his fifth year at another school, according to multiple reports. After Michigan's basketball season ended in the first round of NCAA tournament, Spike Albrecht thought ahead. He texted his father and told him that he needed to continue..." March 29

  • Ricky Doyle granted scholarship release, will transfer from Michigan

    Michigan Live "The question of the odd man out has been answered. Michigan announced Tuesday that rising junior forward Ricky Doyle has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer for his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility. Doyle averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in a..." March 29

  • Beachem sparks Notre Dame past Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A year ago Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem hardly played in the Fighting Irish's deep run in the NCAA Tournament. On Friday in the second round of the East Region at the Barclays Center, Beachem was the key contributor in Notre Dame's 70-63 win over Michigan. The junior forward..." March 19

  • Michigan advances past Tulsa

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- Michigan guard Zak Irvin had run a similar play to set up his game-winning shot against Northwestern in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. So, when the junior's number was called again Wednesday night, he had extra confidence in his shot. Irvin's go-ahead 3-pointer..." March 17

  • Beating Purdue too big a task for Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- A.J. Hammons was ready for whatever Michigan decided to throw at him on Saturday in the Big Ten tournament's first semifinal. The Wolverines gambled on one-on-one coverage against No. 13 Purdue's 7-foot senior center. While that strategy worked well in Michigan's February..." March 12

  • Late 3 lifts Michigan past No. 10 Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Entering Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against No. 10 Indiana, Michigan's Kameron Chatman had made seven total 3-pointers in the 25 contests in which had played. No. 8 sent the Wolverines into Saturday's semifinals. Chatman's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds..." March 11

  • Michigan 72, Northwestern 70 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Duncan Robinson scored 21 points and Zak Irvin hit a go-ahead jumper with three seconds left in overtime to help Michigan keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a 72-70 win over Northwestern on Thursday in Big Ten Tournament play in Indianapolis. The Wolverines (21-11) began the day..." March 10

  • Big 10 coach blasts refs over preferential treatment to Michigan

    Yahoo! Sports "Chris Collins was shot. He was sweaty, he was teary, he was hoarse to the verge of muteness. His Northwestern team had lost to Michigan 72-70 in overtime in the Big Ten Conference tournament, but he would not go quietly. Not without croaking out a final few words of protest. For a brief moment..." March 10

  • No. 16 Iowa stops skid

    The Sports Xchange "No. 16 Iowa was reeling after enduring a four-game losing streak and was looking for a win to restore its cache heading into the postseason. The Hawkeyes pulled out of the late-season skid on Saturday night with a 71-61 victory over Michigan in a Big Ten game at the Crisler Center in Ann..." March 05

  • Wolverines' Caris LeVert to miss remainder of season

    ESPN "Michigan senior Caris LeVert's season is over. The school announced that LeVert, who has battled a left foot injury since the end of December, will sit out the remainder of the year to focus on getting healthy." March 01

  • Wisconsin 68, Michigan 57

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 19 points to lift Wisconsin to a 68-57 win over Michigan on Sunday night at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Junior forward Nigel Hayes scored 16 points and junior forward Vitto Brown contributed 14 for the Badgers, who clinched their fourth..." February 28

  • Michigan 72, Northwestern 63

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern never trailed for the first 31 minutes Wednesday, but the last nine were all Michigan as the Wolverines posted a 72-63 win in Ann Arbor, Mich. Two free throws by guard Kameron Chatman put Michigan on top 46-44. The game was tied at 50-50, 52-52 and 54-54 before Wolverines guard..." February 24

  • Ohio State 76, Michigan 66

    The Sports Xchange "Five Buckeyes scored in double figures and the Ohio State defense held Michigan to 20.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc in a 76-66 win Tuesday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Wolverines came into the game ranked 12th in the nation in 3-point shooting, making 40.4 percent of..." February 16

  • Caris LeVert back out of the lineup for Michigan-Ohio State

    Michigan Live "The Caris LeVert saga continues. One day after saying he expected to play in Michigan's key Big Ten road game at Ohio State, but that he'll continue to be a game-time decision for the remainder of the season, LeVert is out for tonight's game against the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-7 guard did not..." February 16

  • Michigan takes down No. 18 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "Michigan got its best player back and picked up one of its best Big Ten wins of the season on Saturday. Per usual, the Wolverines appear poised to peak at the right time under coach John Beilein. Guard Zak Irvin scored 22 points and sparked a late run, helping Michigan rally past No...." February 13

  • Michigan's John Beilein: 'Nothing is clear' on Caris LeVert injury

    The Score "Michigan's leading scorer Caris LeVert hasn't played since Dec. 30, and despite much speculation on his impending return, coach John Beilein isn't very optimistic. "I want to be clear about something with Caris. Nothing is clear," Beilein told reporters Friday. "When I hear he's cleared to..." February 13

  • Michigan coach 'not optimistic' ailing star Caris LeVert will play vs. Maryland

    Baltimore Sun "Guard Caris LeVert could miss the Michigan men's basketball team's game Tuesday against No. 3 Maryland for the second straight season. Coach John Beilein said he is "not optimistic" that the Wolverines star, who injured his lower left leg against Illinois on Dec. 30 and sat out Michigan’s win..." January 12

  • Michigan fan favorite Spike Albrecht forced to quit because of hip problems

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Michigan senior co-captain Spike Albrecht, a fan favorite and hero of the Wolverines' appearance in the 2013 national championship game, announced Friday that he is quitting basketball because of ongoing problems with his hips. "This has been the toughest decision I have ever had to make," said..." December 11

  • U-M's Derrick Walton Jr. leaves game with sprained ankle

    Detroit Free Press "With injuries fresh in mind from last season, Michigan had its first scary moment of this year tonight. Junior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. left Michigan's 66-59 win over N.C. State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge late in the first half with a sprained left ankle. After leaning down, reaching..." December 02

  • Xavier Simpson tops Michigan's four-player recruiting class

    Detroit News "The Michigan men’s basketball program announced Wednesday that it has signed two centers among its four recruits for the 2016-17 class: 6-foot-10 Austin Davis and 7-footer Jon Teske, along with 6-0 guard Xavier Simpson and 6-5 forward Ibi Watson. “All four of these young men are a great fit for..." November 12

  • Michigan's Zak Irvin may play Friday, recovering from back injury

    CBS Sports " Michigan's Zak Irvin may play Friday in the Wolverines' opener against Northern Michigan, John Beilein told CBS Sports on Tuesday. Irvin has been limited throughout the preseason due to a back injury." November 10

  • Michigan extends John Beilein through 2020-21 season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "John Beilein is coming off his worst season in five years, but his bosses at Michigan still believe in him for the long haul. The school announced Wednesday that Beilein's contract has been extended for two years through the 2020-21 season. The new deal boosts Beilein's base pay to $400,000..." November 04

  • Four-star shooting guard Jordan Poole commits to U-M

    Detroit Free Press "With Michigan’s 2016 basketball commits a few weeks away from signing, the U-M staff is already on to the next class. The 2017 class earned its first commitment today when Milwaukee (Wis.) Rufus King shooting guard Jordan Poole committed in a press conference at his school. Poole, a..." October 26

  • Jalen Rose Compares College Recruiting Trips to Bachelor Parties: “If I’m Not Getting Laid, I’m Not Coming”

    Complex "Leave it to Jalen Rose to keep it all the way real. On his podcast Jalen & Jacoby, the former college basketball star revealed some hard truths in regards to the Louisville escort scandal. While rocking gold chains and Cazals, Rose let listeners and those who haven't seen Blue Chips or He Got Game..." October 22

  • Michigan Fans Vandalize Magic Johnson Statue at Michigan State

    Complex "The students at Michigan and Michigan State have long terrorized each other's campuses with various forms of vandalism, so much so that groups of people are assigned to protect various landmarks at certain times of the year. After this latest incident involving the desecration of the Magic..." October 15

  • As practices get underway, Michigan's Zak Irvin still on track to return for start of season

    Michigan Live "Michigan basketball players and coaches took the floor bright and early on Friday morning. With the first official practice of the 2015-16 season scheduled for later in the afternoon, they prepared for the real thing. From 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., coach John Beilein held a talk-thru for the..." October 05

  • U-M lands 2016 four-star PG Xavier Simpson

    Detroit Free Press "The recruiting roller coaster rolls on. Just hours after 2016 U-D Jesuit point guard Cassius Winston announced Michigan was no longer on his list of final schools, the Wolverines' 2016 incoming point guard, Lima (Ohio) Senior's Xavier Simpson, announced he was coming to U-M at his school's..." September 10

  • UM's Zak Irvin to undergo back procedure, will miss 6-8 weeks

    Detroit News "Michigan junior guard Zak Irvin will undergo a back procedure at the University of Michigan Hospital and is expected to six to eight weeks, the university announced Wednesday. "We expect a 100 percent recovery for Zak after this procedure," UM basketball coach John Beilein said in a statement..." September 10

  • 4-star hoops recruit Winston (U-D Jesuit) drops U-M

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan's primary target for its 2016 basketball recruiting class is gone. U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston announced on Twitter this morning that he no longer is considering the Wolverines. While many thought that he was leaning toward Michigan, scout.com reported this week that he was..." September 09

  • Jalen Rose plans to tell Fab Five story in book

    Detroit News "Jalen Rose is not done telling the Fab Five story. During the Jalen Rose Golf Outing at Detroit Golf Club on Monday, Rose said he has spent the last year-and-a-half writing a book called “Got to Give the People What They Want.” While he didn’t provide specifics, Rose said he wants to make..." September 02

  • U-M's Walton eager to show what last year could have been

    Detroit Free Press "These days, Derrick Walton Jr. walks with a bounce. He moves confidently and with a purpose. It's a far cry from last winter, when the junior point guard limped for months, staggering, adjusting, never feeling just right. Eventually, that painful stride needed a boot, then crutches, a..." August 27

  • Chris Webber - NCAA's Gotta Change ... It's Slavery Now

    TMZ "Chris Webber believes the feds got it wrong when they shot down an attempt by NCAA players to unionize because he says the organization's currently being run like a slavery-era plantation. We asked Chris about the National Labor Relations Board rejecting the union bid from Northwestern football..." August 18

  • 5-star guard Tyus Battle commits to Syracuse

    SB Nation "Less than a month after reneging on a commitment to Michigan, five-star guard Tyus Battle has decided to play for Syracuse, he informed Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Battle, a 6'6 guard who is ranked No. 14 on Rivals and No. 27 on ESPN among prospects in the class of 2016, told ESPN that he chose..." July 13

  • Report: U-M 5-star commit Battle reopening recruitment

    Detroit Free Press "Tyus Battle, a five-star basketball recruit from New Jersey who verbally committed to Michigan only last month, is reopening his recruitment, according to scout.com. Battle will visit Syracuse, one of his original finalists, this weekend, Evan Daniels reported, citing anonymous sources. When..." June 19

  • U-M's Beilein: Walton, LeVert will be 'full go' by July 1

    Detroit Free Press "When Derrick Walton Jr. and Caris LeVert suffered season-ending foot injuries in January, Michigan's basketball season was ruined. With both on the verge of complete health, next year is flooded with optimism. Speaking on the Huge radio show today, U-M basketball coach John Beilein said both..." June 15

  • Ex-Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt will transfer to Indiana

    Michigan Live "Max Bielfeldt is headed to a familiar school. And a squad his now former team isn't very fond of. The former Michigan forward will spend his fifth and final year of college eligibility next season at Indiana University. Bielfeldt is a graduate transfer, and is immediately eligible for Tom..." June 03

  • Bielfeldt holds decision for Hoiberg/Bulls resolution

    Indianapolis Star "The Chicago Bulls' dismissal of coach Tom Thibodeau could impact Indiana's 2016-17 season. Max Bielfeldt, a 6-8 forward and Michigan transfer, told The Star on Thursday night that he's delaying his final decision to see whether Fred Hoiberg -- a likely candidate for the opening in Chicago --..." May 28

  • Jalen Rose responds to Chris Webber: He ‘is delusional and still in denial’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Rose heard all about Chris Webber’s passive-aggressive shots at him over the “Fab Five” documentary and responded Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Webber, now an analyst for Turner Sports, joined “The Dan Patrick Show” and said he “wasn’t too thrilled” with the film, which was put together..." May 14

  • Spike Albrecht undergoes second offseason hip surgery, this time on left side

    Michigan Live "Michigan senior guard Spike Albrecht has undergone his second hip surgery of the 2015 offseason, a Michigan athletic department spokesman confirmed Wednesday night. This latest procedure comes a little over one month after Albrecht underwent a surgery to shave down a portion of his right hip..." May 14

  • Chris Webber took a shot at Fab 5

    Awful Announcing "Former Fab Five teammates Chris Webber and Jalen Rose haven’t been seeing eye to eye for a few years, and the issues may not be resolved any time soon. Webber was on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, and said some things about the Fab Five 30 for 30 that seemed directly aimed at Rose. " May 14

  • U-M gets commitment from 5-star guard Tyus Battle

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball missed out on Jaylen Brown for 2015, but not Tyus Battle for 2016. The 5-star shooting guard, ranked the No. 14 player nationally on Rivals.com for the class of 2016, announced on Twitter that he's "going to be a Wolverine." His father, Gary Battle, also confirmed to..." May 11

  • U-M hoops eyeing Hudsonville wing as preferred walk-on

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan basketball program may have fallen short with elite recruits Jaylen Brown and Kenny Williams in the 2015 class, but that doesn't mean that next season's roster is complete. U-M is slated to host Hudsonville wing Brent Hibbitts, a 6-foot-8 shooter, with interest in him as a..." May 06

  • John Beilein confirms 2nd surgery for Spike Albrecht, anticipates full recovery for 2015-16

    Michigan Live "Having already undergone a significant right hip surgery on April 8, Michigan junior Spike Albrecht will indeed have one more trip under the knife. U-M coach John Beilein confirmed Monday that Albrecht will have a second procedure this offseason. "There will be a surgery coming up," Beilein..." May 03

  • Jaylen Brown recruitment trending toward U-M?

    Detroit Free Press "And then there was one... Jaylen Brown, the five-star 6-foot-7 wing from Alpharetta, Ga. and Marietta's Wheeler High School, is the only elite 2015 player who has yet to make a decision on where he'll go to school. (Big man Thon Maker is out there but ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported that there..." April 29