Michigan Rumors & News

  • U-M's Spike Albrecht: I'll deal with injury all season

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan guard Spike Albrecht doesn't want to talk about it, but with a significant injury limiting his game -- one that won't be going away this season -- it offers some explanation for his unusual four-turnover game in Tuesday's loss to Eastern Michigan. "It's something that I've been dealing..." December 13

  • Top recruit Jaylen Brown plans official visits to Michigan, North Carolina

    SB Nation "Jaylen Brown, one of the top recruits in the 2015 class, according to ESPN, was watched by Kentucky head coach John Calipari and coaches from Kansas, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech on Saturday, as reported by Adam Zagoria. Brown scored 34 points and added 12 rebounds in a win in front of those..." December 08

  • Michigan’s John Beilein rips ESPN for late tip time during Tuesday’s loss

    College Basketball Talk "The final of the Legends Classic was already scheduled to be a late tip on Tuesday night. If all had gone according to plan, the game was supposed to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET and to be aired on ESPN2. All did not go according to plan, however, as the football game between Ohio and Miami (OH) —..." November 26

  • Jalen Rose says Chris Webber needs to apologize over Michigan bad blood

    CBSSports.com "There's a lot of bad blood between Chris Webber and the other members of the "Fab Five," his super-recruit teammates at the University of Michigan. There are a lot of complicated elements with it, but it reached the point where Webber didn't even speak to Rose when he saw him during the Finals,..." September 16

  • Nik Stauskas cautions Michigan fans expecting Zak Irvin to make similar sophomore leap

    Michigan Live "Standing in the corner of the grade school gym, Nik Stauskas surveyed a court filled with 130 campers who kept one eye on him and one on the drill in front of them. Though positioned in the shadows off to the side, Stauskas was the center of attention Tuesday at Liberty School. This is the..." August 27

  • Michigan honors scholarship offer to plane crash survivor Austin Hatch

    SB Nation "Three years after a devastating plane crash killed his father and stepmother and left him in a coma, Austin Hatch is finally a member of the Michigan Wolverines. The road to joining the Michigan Wolverines was a difficult, complicated one, but for freshman forward Austin Hatch, being a member..." August 14

  • Caris LeVert reveals he played the close of last season with fractured foot

    Michigan Live "It turns out that off-season surgery performed on Caris LeVert's foot was a long time coming. Having undergone surgery on May 12, LeVert returned to the court last week for practice's leading up to Michigan basketball's upcoming 10-day Italian exhibition tour. The junior guard had been, in..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Forward Duncan Robinson decides to transfer to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Division III Williams College forward Duncan Robinson has decided to transfer to Michigan. Robinson, a 6-foot-7 wing who played prep school basketball at the elite Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy" August 07

  • Duncan Robinson, of D-III Williams College, considering transfer to Michigan, Davidson

    College Basketball Talk "In March, Williams College (Massachusetts) reached the Division III national championship game behind 30 points and six rebounds from first-year forward Duncan Robinson in a 98-69 national semifinal win over rival Amherst College. The next night, Robinson scored 17, but the Ephs came up short,..." July 30

  • Florida president questions ex-Michigan hoopster Jon Horford's transfer

    Detroit Free Press "Not everyone in Gainesville is happy to see forward Jon Horford be able to transfer to Florida and play immediately. The SEC eased its stance Friday on graduate student athlete transfers, allowing them to play immediately without going through a waiver process as long as the transfers meet..." June 03

  • Michigan's Jordan Morgan receives letter from President Obama

    Michigan Live "Jordan Morgan shared a unique graduation present this weekend. The former Michigan forward tweeted a picture of a letter from the White House on Sunday. In it, President Obama congratulates Morgan on his graduation from U-M with a master's degree in manufacturing engineering. Morgan..." May 27

  • Michigan's Nik Stauskas, Stephen Curry almost staged 3-point competition

    Detroit Free Press "Nik Stauskas may be the best shooter in this NBA Draft. A year ago, he nearly got the chance to prove he was the best shooter in the world. According to Stauskas, he and Golden State's Stephen Curry had a shooting competition prepared for the court behind Stauskas' Mississauga, Ontario,..." May 17

  • Former U-M forward Glenn Robinson III out to show he's still an NBA first-round talent

    Detroit News "When the NBA basketball combine begins Wednesday in Chicago, former Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III feels certain he will turn heads. Robinson, accompanied by his mother, Shantelle, and grandmother Carolyn, was at the M Den Tuesday night signing posters, mugs, T-shirts and pictures, before..." May 14

  • Report: Ex-Michigan forward Mitch McGary won't workout at NBA draft combine

    Michigan Live "Former Michigan forward Mitch McGary won't be showcasing his on-court skills for NBA teams this week after all. ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported Monday that McGary, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound former Michigan center. will not take part in workouts at this week's NBA draft combine in Chicago..." May 13

  • Michigan's Caris LeVert out 8-10 weeks after foot surgery

    CBSSports.com "After losing three players to the NBA Draft, Michigan was counting on rising junior Caris LeVert to take a major step forward and become a go-to-guy next season. And while that still could be the case, LeVert will have to wait until at least August to begin working on his game. The Wolverines..." May 13

  • Report: Michigan courting West Virginia transfer Eron Harris

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball coach John Beilein this week refused to say that next season’s roster is complete and mentioned that there is one scholarship still available. Apparently, he knew what was coming. West Virginia transfer Eron Harris is on U-M’s radar, according to a tweet from espn.com’s..." May 07

  • Tom Izzo: Spartans over NBA

    ESPN.com "Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit. "First of all I'm going to be at Michigan State,'' Izzo said Wednesday on ESPNU's College Basketball podcast. "I still listen to things..." April 30

  • Report: Three-star 2014 guard Aubrey Dawkins commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "As the spring grows longer, so to does Michigan's incoming 2014 recruiting class. New Hampton (N.H.) School guard Aubrey Dawkins committed to Michigan on Monday according to Matthew Schwade, who covers Dayton basketball for Rivals.com. Dawkins is the son of Stanford coach and former NBA..." April 28

  • Jon Horford transfers to Florida

    ESPN.com "Florida has added Michigan junior big man Jon Horford, a source close to the situation told ESPN. The 6-foot-9 Horford averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. He will be eligible to play this year for coach Billy Donovan and the Gators. Horford is the younger brother of..." April 26

  • McGary headed to NBA after testing positive for marijuana at Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "While many expected Mitch McGary’s Michigan career to end early, no one expected this. McGary is headed to the NBA but not because of his talent alone. He was left with little choice after failing a drug test during the NCAA tournament. Yahoo.com reported that he was facing a one-year NCAA..." April 25

  • Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan aims for NBA tryout

    Detroit News "Performing in front of large crowds is nothing new for Jordan Morgan. He’s played in a Final Four and in four NCAA Tournaments. On Wednesday night, he made a quick switch from basketball to baseball, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica..." April 24

  • Caris LeVert says he's '100 percent' returning to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III might be heading out the Michigan basketball door, but one sophomore garnering NBA attention is assuring he's staying put. Caris LeVert, a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2013-14 and rising prospect on many NBA draft boards, said Tuesday he's "obviously..." April 17

  • Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III leaving Michigan for NBA

    Detroit News "For the second straight season, Michigan is losing two of its top players — and maybe more — to the NBA draft. A year after Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. left early and became first-round draft picks, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III are forgoing their final two years, they announced..." April 15

  • Source: Nik Stauskas to go pro

    ESPN.com "Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas is headed to the NBA, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday. The source said the 6-foot-6, 205-pound shooting guard intends to make a public announcement soon. Stauskas told ESPN.com on Thursday that he has not yet made a final..." April 10

  • Michigan's Jon Horford transferring, should be eligible immediately

    CBSSports.com "Michigan is still awaiting NBA draft decisions on three key players, but the Wolverines are already losing one of their post players. The school announced on Thursday that redshirt junior forward Jon Horford is leaving Michigan and looking to play his final season of eligibility..." April 10

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Kentucky takes down Michigan 75-72 on Aaron Harrison three-pointer

    Lexington Herald-Leader "There was no Willis Reed (is that Willie Reed?) moment. With crutches by his side, Willie Cauley-Stein watched his Kentucky teammates play Michigan in a game rich with potential to produce something enduring. A trip to the Final Four seemed almost beside the point. As so often happens in the..." March 31

  • Mitch McGary watches Michigan's win in uniform as inspiration to teammates

    Detroit News "For the first time in more than three months, Mitch McGary was wearing a Michigan uniform during a game. Just ahead of the Sweet 16 matchup against Tennessee, Michigan announced that McGary would dress for the game and participate in warm-ups but wouldn’t play. McGary, a preseason..." March 29

  • Jordan Morgan takes charge to help Michigan advance

    Detroit Free Press "One moment revealed everything. It showed Jordan Morgan’s intelligence and his determination and his heart and his basketball IQ; and that one play propelled Michigan into the Elite Eight. There were less than 10 seconds to play, as Michigan held onto a one-point lead. Jarnell Stokes,..." March 29

  • Michigan's 3-point shooting continues to serve as neutralizer

    Michigan Live "Prior to Friday evening, Tennessee was 25-0 in three seasons under coach Cuonzo Martin when shooting 50 percent from the field, including a 10-0 mark in 2013-14. Twenty-five games is more than a trend. Twenty-five games drifts into the realm of a foregone conclusion. Tennessee shot 52.6..." March 29

  • Michigan enters Elite Eight stage as a 2-point underdog to Kentucky

    Michigan Live "eeding be damned, the money is with Kentucky. Despite sitting as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region with a 28-8 record and 2013 Final Four pedigree, Michigan is a 2-point underdog to No. 8 seed Kentucky in the Elite Eight. The Wildcats are coming off a wild 74-69 victory over in-state..." March 29

  • Michigan's Nik Stauskas concerned only about Elite Eight, not pro talk

    Detroit Free Press "Depending on the situation, the reminder would come almost every time they huddled up during the final few minutes of the game: “You know where I’m going to be. If I’m open, hit me.” It’s a familiar refrain that comes from Michigan sophomore guard Nik Stauskas, teammate Spike Albrecht said,..." March 29

  • Wolverines advance to Elite Eight with 73-71 win over Tennessee

    Detroit Free Press "Sweet, now elite. Barely. A year ago, everything was new for the Michigan basketball team in the NCAA tournament. Though this year’s team is younger, the Midwest No. 2 seed Wolverines look like the grizzled veterans, showing it in tonight’s 73-71 Sweet Sixteen win over No. 11 seed Tennessee..." March 29

  • NCAA Midwest Regional betting news and notes: Michigan has secret weapon

    Covers.com "The Midwest Regional has two of the most intriguing Sweet 16 matchups. Before you get your bets down Friday, make sure you cruise these betting news and notes for the Midwest side of the bracket. No. 2 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (-2.5, 134) Senior Jordan Morgan came..." March 28

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBSSports.com "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Mitch McGary considered surgery in November for possible late return

    Detroit News "In December, Michigan’s season looked to be in jeopardy, with a 6-4 record and preseason All-America Mitch McGary out indefinitely because of a back injury. The Wolverines announced that McGary would have surgery and be out indefinitely during his recovery. Things have worked out well for U-M..." March 25

  • Michigan coach John Beilein giving team time to rest

    Detroit News "Throughout most of the season, the Michigan men’s basketball team had a familiar pattern of one or two games per week, with at least two days’ rest between each game. Now that the postseason has begun, the pace has ramped up. After three games in three days in reaching the Big Ten tournament..." March 25

  • Wolverines take day off to stay fresh for Sweet 16

    Detroit Free Press "Even in the days leading into the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16, Michigan is trying to keep its players rested. After a heavy shooting day Monday, U-M coach John Beilein asked his players not to come to the gym today. Yet, because he expects they still will, he said they should only shoot free..." March 25

  • Beilein's first impression of Vols: 'Don’t mistake their seed right now'

    Michigan Live "While watching game film of Sweet 16 opponent Tennessee on Monday, Michigan coach John Beilein plucked out a 4-year old boxscore. It was dated March 18, 2011 -- the last meeting between the Vols and the Wolverines. Listed among the Tennessee's reserves were Jeronne Maymon and Jordan McRae...." March 25

  • Michigan players forming a tight bond, Nik Stauskas hits 36 of 37 3s

    Michigan Live "Michigan coach John Beilein has spent 36 years around 36 individual teams in his career as a college coach. His latest team -- the 2013-14 Wolverines -- is his most tight-knit. “They’re engaged and they really, really like each other,” Beilein said Monday night during his weekly radio show..." March 25

  • Michigan tops Wofford 93-78 to advance in NCAA tournament

    Michigan Live "Sitting up on a podium, back on the NCAA tournament stage, Michigan's Nik Stauskas was asked about little-known Wofford the day before the two teams met. The Big Ten player of the year passed along the typical compliments. He called the Terriers a "high IQ basketball team" that is "tricky to..." March 21

  • Michigan's 'outliers' are passing the torch

    Detroit News "To get somewhere, sometimes you have to come out of nowhere. It happens often in the NCAA Tournament, and for Michigan to make another run, someone might have to do it again. Stars must shine, that’s a given. But a year ago at this time, Spike Albrecht was a skinny freshman with an enthusiastic..." March 20

  • Michigan has the making of repeating last year's NCAA tournament run

    Detroit Free Press "First, the bad news for any Michigan fans hoping for a March Madness miracle. Mitch McGary didn’t even bring his uniform to Milwaukee for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. “(Assistant) Coach (Jeff) Meyer jokes with me,” McGary said. “He said, ‘You know what would be awesome? If you..." March 20

  • Wofford not looking to back down, ready to hunt for an upset over Michigan

    Michigan Live "Karl Cochran was not recruited to play basketball at Michigan. Nor were any of his Wofford teammates. They instead found a small, liberal arts college splashed over 170 acres in Spartanburg, S.C. with an enrollment totaling 1,588. In other words, it would take about 69 Wofford Colleges to..." March 20

  • Michigan's new point guard ready for tournament challenge

    Michigan Live "Derrick Walton didn't come to Michigan to be the next Trey Burke. He didn't choose to follow a legend, a national player of the year as John Beilein's point guard. It just happened to work out that way. But 33 games into Walton's freshman season, there's been one constant that's kept Walton..." March 20

  • NCAA Tournament snubs and surprises

    CBSSports.com "Heading into the Selection Show, most bracketologists seemed to reach a relative agreement and consensus on the 68 teams in the field – and the four No. 1 seeds. Of course, the selection committee isn't part of the bracketology world, and messed up the consensus. So, who got snubbed and who..." March 17

  • Michigan State 69, Michigan 55: Spartans cruise to Big Ten tournament title

    Detroit Free Press "Gary Harris got past Glenn Robinson III, put a crossover dribble on Max Bielfeldt, threw down a ferocious dunk over Spike Albrecht and couldn’t be stopped until Tom Izzo met him near halfcourt with an emphatic hand slap. “That’s what I’m (expletive) talking about!” Izzo screamed at Harris, his..." March 17

  • Michigan 72, Ohio St. 69

    ProSportsDaily "Nik Stauskas scored 18 points as the Wolverines held off the pesky Buckeyes to advance to the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis for the first time since 1998. Caris LeVert added 17 points and eight rebounds for Michigan (25-7), which ended Ohio State’s five-year run of making the title..." March 16

  • Izzo says playing Michigan in Big Ten final like 'Fourth of July on Christmas'

    Michigan Live "Somebody call the governor of Michigan -- Sunday's Big Ten tournament championship game just turned into a state holiday. Or, according to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, a double holiday. "My big goal of the weekend was to play three games," Izzo said following the Spartans' 83-75 win..." March 16

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