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  • Did John Beilein return to Michigan because of a Woj-bomb?

    College Basketball Talk "Did a Woj-bomb keep college basketball from losing John Beilein to the NBA? According to the man himself, yes. Brendan Quinn, the Michigan beat writer over at the athletic, sat down with Beilein after the Michigan head coach announced that he would be pulling his name out of..." June 08

  • John Beilein: I want Michigan to be my last coaching job

    Detroit Free Press "John Beilein didn’t seek this out, but he ultimately found an opportunity worth exploring. For four decades, Beilein’s been a basketball coach driven by the ever-changing landscape of the basketball world and an ability to roll with it. His job at Michigan is one..." June 07

  • John Beilein says he's staying with Michigan basketball

    Detroit Free Press "John Beilein is staying at Michigan.  After visiting with the Detroit Pistons twice about their recent head coaching opening, Michigan men's basketball's all-time wins leader announced Wednesday that he'll remain in Ann Arbor.  "I love the..." June 06

  • Why might John Beilein leave Michigan for the Detroit Pistons?

    Michigan Live "There is only one reason why people voluntarily change jobs: They think the new job will be better. Does John Beilein think the Detroit Pistons head coaching job is better than the same role with the Michigan men's basketball team? That remains to be seen, but he was..." June 05

  • Duke favored to win basketball title next season

    Sportsnaut "After signing the three highest-rated recruits out of high school, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the national championship in men’s collegiate basketball in 2019. June 01

  • Michigan basketball's Charles Matthews withdraws from NBA draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan basketball team got some good news Wednesday afternoon. Charles Matthews announced in a statement that he has removed his name from consideration for the 2018 NBA draft and will return to Ann Arbor for his junior season. “I am thankful for the..." May 31

  • Jalen Wilson, 4-star forward, commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan has nabbed its first player of the 2019 class. Jalen Wilson, a four-star forward from Texas, announced Wednesday via Twitter his commitment to the Michigan men's basketball program. "I will be attending the University of Michigan," Wilson said at the end of..." May 31

  • Michigan's John Beilein on contract extension: ‘Stay tuned’

    Detroit News "Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel doesn’t want basketball coach John Beilein to go anywhere. He said that last month, just a couple weeks after Beilein led the Wolverines to the national championship game for the second time in five seasons and on the heels of..." May 15

  • Michigan basketball player Brent Hibbitts to transfer

    Detroit News "A little over a week since Michigan’s season ended in the national title game, the Wolverines have experienced their first departure of the offseason. But it doesn’t involve the NBA or a scholarship player. Redshirt sophomore Brent Hibbitts, a walk-on forward, announced on Twitter Tuesday..." April 11

  • Report: UM-Villanova game a ratings disaster

    Detroit News "The NCAA championship game wasn’t much of a game. And it wasn’t much of a hit with viewers, either — drawing the worst overnight ratings ever, according to Sports Business Daily. According to reporter Austin Karper, Villanova’s 79-62 victory over Michigan on Monday night drew a 10.3..." April 03

  • Michigan will honor 'Fab Five' eventually, coach John Beilein says

    Sporting News "Michigan coach John Beilein says he thinks the iconic "Fab Five" eventually will be honored by the school. The Fab Five, consisting of Ray Jackson, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber and Jimmy King, were a dominant force for Michigan in the early 1990s. However, controversy marred their..." April 02

  • Final Four viewership up substantially from last time event was on TBS

    Awful Announcing "Viewership for TBS’ Final Four coverage Saturday were always going to be down from last year, when the event aired on CBS. But in encouraging news for Turner Sports, the numbers were up 15 percent from the last time the national semifinals aired on TBS, in 2016. TBS announced Monday that both..." April 02

  • Michigan coach John Beilein doesn't stake a claim to Louisville's vacated 2013 national title

    CBS Sports "An NCAA ruling in February came down hard on Louisville for the infamous escort scandal that retroactively deemed players ineligible, forcing its proud basketball program to yank down a title banner inside the KFC Yum! Center and simultaneously vacate the 2013 national championship it won by..." April 01

  • Villanova, Michigan to play for NCAA Championship

    ESPN "No. 1 seed Villanova opened as a 6.5-point favorite over No. 3 seed Michigan in Monday's national championship game. The Wildcats are the largest favorites in the championship game since Duke was favored by seven over Butler in 2010. Villanova has been favored in every game this season. The..." April 01

  • Why referee John Higgins won't work Final Four

    CBS Sports "After officiating in the past three Final Fours, official John Higgins will not be on the floor this year. Higgins and his crew were left out of the second weekend's games after after the crew mishandled a call in the Auburn vs. College of Charleston Round 1 match-up, and it will get the same..." March 26

  • Jalen Rose's 100-year-old grandma to Sister Jean: 'It's been a good ride, but it's over'

    Michigan Live "Jalen Rose's 100-year-old grandma has a message for Sister Jean. "It's been a good ride," said Mary Belle Hicks in a video posted to the former Michigan basketball star's Instagram account. "But it's over Saturday. Go Blue! 100." Jean Dolores-Schmidt, better known to America as Sister Jean,..." March 26

  • Why Michigan's week off before the NCAA tournament isn't a bad thing

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan basketball did exactly what it wanted to last week in New York. It won four games in four days and brought home another Big Ten tournament title while bolstering its NCAA tournament resume and avoiding a longer than necessary layoff. Now, the Wolverines will take the week to both..." March 06

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