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  • Former Michigan tight end Chuck Christian first named plaintiff in sexual abuse lawsuit

    ESPN "Former Michigan football player Chuck Christian filed a lawsuit against the university's regents last week, making him the first named plaintiff in the burgeoning legal action regarding the alleged sexual abuse of former team doctor Robert Anderson. Christian, who played..." May 29

  • Ex-Penn St. DB says Michigan Stadium is ‘very overrated’

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor may have the largest fan capacity in the country, but that does not necessarily make it the most intimidating venue. A former Penn State defensive back called “The Big House” overrated while responding to a tweet from FOX college..." May 28

  • Jim Harbaugh is delusional if he thinks Michigan football has been close to a national title

    USA Today "Earlier this month, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh offered a proposal that would reform college football, liberate athletes and give players across the country the freedom to enter the NFL draft at any point while in school. Presenting his plan in a letter that..." May 28

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh does a cartwheel in Jaydon Hood’s commitment video

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan landed four-star linebacker recruit Jaydon Hood on Monday, and the announcement came with some serious flair. Hood announced his commitment via video on his Twitter. It starts off as a rather standard video with highlights from Hood’s high school career, then a few..." May 25

  • ESPN 300 linebacker Junior Colson commits to Michigan

    ESPN "ESPN 300 linebacker Junior Colson committed to Michigan on Sunday, choosing the Wolverines over offers from Tennessee, Oregon, Ole Miss and LSU, among others. Colson is the No. 184-ranked prospect overall and is now the..." May 25

  • University of Michigan president: No college football in fall if students aren't on campus

    USA Today "Dr. Mark Schlissel's thoughts on the possibility of a college football season have not changed. If there are no students on campus this fall, Michigan's president does not think there will be college football. In an interview with the Wall Street..." May 24

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: No fans in stadium, no problem

    Detroit News "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he would have no issue playing college football this fall in empty stadiums. Harbaugh, appearing Wednesday morning on ESPN’s “Get Up!” with host Mike Greenberg, was asked if he would be comfortable with that option. College athletics..." May 20

  • Urban Meyer confused by Michigan’s recruiting strategy

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say Urban Meyer doesn’t get Michigan’s recruiting strategy these days. The former Ohio State coach is surprised that the Wolverines are no longer major competitors for the top talent in Ohio, where coach Jim Harbaugh has struggled to beat the Buckeyes to..." May 16

  • Texas announces additions of WR Tarik Black and CB Jahdae Barron

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns haven’t just been busy in the last few days adding commitments to the 2021 recruiting class — head coach Tom Herman and his staff also landed pledges from Michigan Wolverine graduate transfer wide receiver and former Baylor Bears cornerback..." May 12

  • Who really benefits from Jim Harbaugh's draft proposal? Michigan football, of course

    USA Today "The final images of Michigan football's 2019 season were grisly. Snapshots of JK Dobbins zipping through holes as he scored four touchdowns to lead Ohio State to a 29-point win over the Wolverines. Pictures of Jerry Jeudy torching Michigan’s secondary in Alabama’s..." May 09

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wants NFL draft flexibility for college football players

    ESPN "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wants college football players to have the ability to enter the NFL draft whenever they are ready to. He also wants players who go unselected in the draft to be allowed to return to school. Harbaugh wrote an open letter Thursday addressed to the..." May 07

  • WR Tarik Black says he's transferring from Michigan to Texas

    ESPN "Former Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black intends to transfer to Texas, he announced Tuesday night. Black published an Instagram post with a picture of him in a Texas uniform and the caption, "i just flipped the switch,, flip flip..." April 29

  • 5 college football documentaries we'd love to see

    The Score "With ESPN's "The Last Dance" whetting the appetite of folks desperate for any sort of sports content, theScore editors joined together to look back at some of the most captivating narratives that might deserve similar treatment earned by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls..." April 28

  • Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh delivers morning announcements for old elementary school

    CBS Sports "Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh surprised students at his old stomping grounds in Bowling Green, Ohio, Monday morning by delivering a surprise message. Speaking on camera to the students of St. Aloysius Catholic School in Bowling Green, Ohio, Harbaugh led the school in their morning prayer and..." April 28

  • JT Daniels has interest in Michigan as transfer

    Larry Brown Sports "USC Trojans quarterback JT Daniels has put his name into the transfer portal, and a report says he has interest in Michigan. USC head coach Clay Helton shared the news on Thursday that Daniels entered the portal, though the coach said Daniels could also return to..." April 19

  • JT Daniels: Four Potential Landing Spots For USC Transfer

    The Big Lead "JT Daniels has entered the transfer portal, meaning the former five-star quarterback recruit might be on the move from USC. Daniels is apparently making this decision under the assumption he won't have to sit out a year. The NCAA is believed to be close to approving a rule that would allow..." April 18

  • Jim Harbaugh Hopes COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change Society's Mind on 'Horrendous' Abortion Situation

    The Big Lead "Jim Harbaugh, like every other football coach in America, is trying to navigate an unprecedented offseason. The Michigan coach has not been speaking into microphones much recently but did manage to make it onto a National Review podcast with Jay Nordlinger. The two grew up together, so the..." April 11

  • Jim Harbaugh extends scholarship offer to second-grade cancer survivor

    College Football Talk "Courtesy of the current Michigan football head coach, how about a little pick-me-up story amidst all of the coronavirus pandemic news? Thomas Fidone is a four-star 2021 prospect out of Iowa. On the 247Sports.com composite, he’s rated as the No. 2 tight end in the..." April 10

  • Tom Brady says he nearly transferred out of Michigan after being low on depth chart

    Saturday Tradition "Transferring wasn’t quite as easy or popular 25 years ago as it is in today’s world of college athletics, but that doesn’t mean the thought didn’t cross Tom Brady’s mind. The former Michigan quarterback had his doubts about whether staying in Ann Arbor was the best..." April 09

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Shea Patterson and 10 Other Michigan Players Held Their Own Pro Day in Ohio

    12 Up "As the coronavirus outbreak has caused just about all major sporting events in the near future to be either cancelled or suspended, some athletes have taken matters in their own hands to keep the ball rolling and set up the best possible future for themselves. Michigan..." March 14

  • Michigan cancels spring game, restricts recruiting amid pandemic

    The Score "Michigan has canceled its spring game and won't allow coaches to host prospects or go on recruiting trips through at least April 21 because of the coronavirus outbreak, the school announced Tuesday. "The University of Michigan Athletics Department is closely monitoring..." March 11

  • Michigan linebacker Devin Gil to enter the transfer portal

    Detroit News "Michigan linebacker Devin Gil has decided to enter the transfer portal a week before the start of the Wolverines’ spring practice. Gil played in 40 games during his career and made 14 starts. He had nine tackles last season. He announced Tuesday his decision to..." March 10

  • Ex-Michigan football players, NHL player join list of sex abuse claims against U-M doctor

    Detroit Free Press "An attorney announced Tuesday that his firm represents more than 40 people, including two former football players and an ex-hockey player, in the University of Michigan sexual abuse case. Parker Stinar told The Associated Press that one of his new clients helped the Wolverines..." March 04

  • Coronavirus stops Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh from taking team abroad in spring

    NJ "The coronavirus has taken the world by storm, and it’s affecting everything -- including a top recruiting tool for the University of Michigan football program. Each spring, the team takes a trip overseas, sponsored by the school, allowing players to..." February 25

  • Michigan investigating former football team doctor Robert Anderson for sexual misconduct

    USA Today "The University of Michigan is investigating possible sexual misconduct by Robert Anderson, a former doctor for the school's football team. Anderson, who also was former director of University Health Service, worked at Michigan from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. He worked with..." February 19

  • Chiefs took SB spin-move trick play from 1948 Rose Bowl

    The Score "Early in Super Bowl LIV, the Kansas City Chiefs faced a fourth-and-1 situation on the San Francisco 49ers' 5-yard line. The Chiefs decided to go for it and called a running play that involved four players spinning before the snap. It turns out the play - which saw..." February 03

  • Michigan Losing a Ton of Talent to Graduation or NFL Draft and Jim Harbaugh Should Be Concerned

    12 Up "With the college football season at its end, programs are beginning to work out their rosters and replace departing players ahead of the upcoming campaign. When it comes to loss of talent, no one had it worse than Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines. Amongst all teams..." January 31

  • Making sense of Michigan football's staff turnover under Jim Harbaugh

    Detroit Free Press "Last year, Anthony Campanile smiled as he recalled one of his childhood memories, telling the reporters in his midst about those days when he played backyard football while pretending to be a Michigan Wolverine. To Campanile, the program always had an allure, which helped draw him to..." January 28

  • Maryland adds transfer tailback Jordan Castleberry, recruit flips commitment to Arkansas

    The Diamondback "As Maryland football lost one running back commitment to Arkansas, coach Mike Locksley picked up an additional backfield option through the transfer portal Thursday. Three-star tailback Ebony Jackson announced on Twitter he would be joining the Razorbacks next season. He..." January 23

  • Michigan football reportedly hiring Bob Shoop, former SEC defensive coordinator

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football appears to have filled one of its two staff openings. The Wolverines are reportedly hiring Bob Shoop as a defensive assistant coach, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't confirm the hire while speaking to..." January 16

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones To Enter Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "Michigan will lose a key piece of their offense, while the 2020 NFL draft’s receiver pool keeps increasing with high-end prospects. Donovan Peoples-Jones announced (via Twitter) he will enter the draft. Once the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the 2017 class,..." January 06

  • Michigan receiver Nico Collins to return for senior season

    Detroit News "Nico Collins says he has "unfinished business" at Michigan. The receiver announced Sunday on Twitter he will return for his senior season. "I have always believed in finishing what I started," Collins tweeted. "Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, Coach (Josh)..." January 06

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones makes final NFL Draft decision

    247 Sports "Michigan junior wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones has declared for the NFL Draft, he announced via social media on Saturday afternoon. The Detroit (MI) Cass Tech native finishes his Wolverine career with 102 catches for 1293 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns. He also..." January 04

  • Michigan State linebacker with family connection to Michigan enters transfer portal

    College Football Talk "Transfer portal season never really stops, but this is the time of year when decisions about playing futures are most abundant. On Thursday, Michigan State linebacker Edward Warinner reportedly entered his name into the transfer portal. What’s interesting to note is..." January 02

  • Blame Jim Harbaugh for Michigan football's purgatory

    USA Today " Michigan football is in purgatory. Good season followed by good season followed by down season followed by good season.  But never great.   Jim Harbaugh arrived five years ago and immediately gave Michigan a jolt. He deserves credit for..." January 02

  • Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh, Alabama's Nick Saban saying all the right things

    Detroit Free Press "As Jim Harbaugh and Nick Saban sat side by side one day before coaching against each other in the Citrus Bowl, the two coaches were posed this question: What would they talk about if they had one hour to sit together and pick each other's brains?  It is an..." December 31

  • ESPN Reporter Edward Aschoff Dies Of Pneumonia On 34th Birthday, Contracted Disease During Ohio State-Michigan Game

    Total Pro Sports "The Worldwide leader in Sports was absolutely gutted on Tuesday to find out that college football reporter Edward Aschoff tragically lost his life on his 34th birthday. Just weeks before this tragedy, Aschoff stated himself that he caught pneumonia while covering the Ohio..." December 25

  • Charles Woodson Warns Ohio State, Michigan Is Coming Back!!!

    TMZ "Ohio State's dominant run over Michigan ain't lasting long ... so says Charles Woodson, who tells TMZ Sports the Wolverines are closing the gap soon!! "We'll make it up," the Michigan legend says. "We'll be fine." Of course,..." December 23

  • Saying ‘there’s no reason not to play,’ Jerry Jeudy is all-in for Alabama’s Citrus Bowl matchup with Michigan

    College Football Talk "If Michigan thought they were going to catch a bit of a break when it came to the offensive weapons Alabama can bring to a postseason fight, they can think again. In a short and sweet tweet posted to his personal Twitter account Friday night, Jerry Jeudy confirmed that he..." December 14

  • Michigan football wide receiver Tarik Black enters NCAA transfer portal

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan receiver Tarik Black has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. In 2019, Black made 25 catches for 343 yards, the fourth-highest total on the team. He also scored one touchdown. But Black, a junior, was often overshadowed by the team's other..." December 14

  • Report: Jim Harbaugh is not Panthers’ top target for head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers are looking for a new head coach after firing Ron Rivera this week, but don’t expect them to turn to Jim Harbaugh. Peter Schrager appeared on FOX’s NFL pregame show prior to Thursday night’s Bears-Cowboys game and said Harbaugh is not the..." December 05

  • Josh Uche declares for draft, will play in Michigan’s bowl game

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan linebacker Josh Uche announced Wednesday night that he will enter this spring's NFL draft and will play in the team's yet-to-be determined bowl game. "Me and my family have made the decision to forego my final season of eligibility and enter my name in the..." December 05

  • Ohio State's Justin Fields to Play with Injury: 'I Don't Care How Much It Hurts'

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields made it clear Tuesday that he will not miss Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin despite suffering a knee injury last week against Michigan. According to Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors, Fields..." December 03