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  • 2021 Heisman Trophy finalists revealed: Ranking the four contenders

    NFL.com "Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson, Pitt QB Kenny Pickett, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud and Alabama QB Bryce Young were announced Monday as finalists for the 2021 Heisman Trophy, college football's most prestigious individual honor. Balloting closed on Monday as well, two days after..." December 06

  • College Football Playoff set with Alabama Crimson Tide as No. 1 seed

    Yardbarker "The College Football Playoff field is officially set. The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will meet the No. 4 Cincinnati Bearcats in the Cotton Bowl and the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines will play the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl. There's no surprises about the four teams in..." December 06

  • Michigan fans appropriately booed Archie Griffin

    Larry Brown Sports "Archie Griffin received a very fitting welcome from Michigan fans on Saturday night. The MVP award for the Big Ten Championship Game is named after Griffin and Red Grange. Griffin is the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner in college football history. Of course, Griffin played for..." December 05

  • Michigan Wolverines Honor Tate Myre, Oxford Shooting Victims With Jersey Patch

    TMZ "The Detroit Lions will also honor Myre and the other victims of the tragic shooting ... with head coach Dan Campbell revealing the team will wear t-shirts, hats and a helmet decal during their Sunday game vs. the Minnesota Vikings. Oxford High football player Tate..." December 03

  • Michigan gets commitment from 4-star safety Zeke Berry for 2022 class

    The Athletic "Berry is ranked No. 226 in the 247Sports composite, behind only five-star cornerback Will Johnson among defensive players in Michigan’s current class. He projects as a do-it-all safety in the mold of Daxton Hill, with the potential to play any position in the secondary. Berry decommitted..." December 03

  • Jim Harbaugh to give all bonus money to Michigan athletic department staffers who had pay cut due to COVID-19

    ESPN "Jim Harbaugh will donate any bonus money earned from his contract this season to University of Michigan athletic department employees who had their pay reduced due to COVID-19 issues. Harbaugh said on the "Inside Michigan Football" radio show that he and his wife,..." November 30

  • 2023 four-star DL Joel Starlings commits to Michigan

    Maize N Brew "After not having a commitment for a long time, Michigan’s 2023 class is getting off to a hot start with four-star defensive lineman Joel Starlings joining the fold after his visit for the Ohio State game. Michigan didn’t offer Starlings until Aug. 22 of..." November 29

  • Garrett Wilson ‘Mossed’ Michigan on epic touchdown catch

    Larry Brown Sports "Wilson went up and victimized Michigan cornerback Vincent Gray, leaping to catch a perfect jump ball from C.J. Stroud on what would definitely qualify as getting “Mossed.” Gray did not do a lot wrong here. " November 27

  • Michigan, Ohio State get into halftime scuffle in tunnel at Michigan Stadium

    Sporting News "Michigan hasn't beaten Ohio State in nine years, but the rivalry between the Wolverines and Buckeyes is still alive and well in the tunnels of Michigan Stadium. Video surfaced on Saturday of a shouting match between the two teams as they headed to their respective locker rooms for..." November 27

  • Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud draws high praise from Jim Harbaugh

    Clutch Points "It is quite rare for a current or former Michigan coach to say anything positive about an Ohio State player, but head coach Jim Harbaugh sure sees much potential in quarterback C.J. Stroud. Over the past month, Stroud has continued to bolster his resume for the 2021 Heisman Trophy..." November 25

  • Paul Finebaum Is Talking About Jim Harbaugh...Again

    Yardbarker "Michigan fans really don't like Paul Finebaum because he seems to always take shots at Jim Harbaugh on a national stage and in the most smug way possible. Finebaum went back to the well on Wednesday morning's GET UP show because it does exactly what ESPN and Finebaum want — riles..." November 24

  • Bo Schembechler statue vandalized with red paint, pro-Anderson survivor message

    ESPN "The Bo Schembechler statue on the University of Michigan's campus was vandalized overnight with red paint and a message of support for the survivors of Robert Anderson's sexual assaults. The statue is located in front of the football building and around 8 a.m. still had red..." November 24

  • One step from the summit, it’s do-or-die time for Michigan and Jim Harbaugh

    The Athletic "Back in July, Jim Harbaugh stepped onto the stage inside Lucas Oil Stadium and talked about climbing mountains. A reporter from Columbus asked Harbaugh about the elusive goal of beating Ohio State and winning the Big Ten championship. Harbaugh talked about hiking up a..." November 22

  • Did Michigan State get away with hold on key play against Michigan?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Michigan State Spartans pulled off a remarkable 37-33 comeback win Saturday against the Michigan Wolverines, but some would argue they had some help from the referees. The Wolverines were facing a four-point deficit with under two minutes to go in Saturday’s rivalry game,..." October 30

  • Michigan's Jim Harbaugh explains decision to play J.J. McCarthy over Cade McNamara in game-changing fumble vs. MSU

    Sporting News "No. 6 Michigan committed several critical errors in its loss at No. 8 Michigan State on Saturday. The most scrutinized of those will be Jim Harbaugh's decision to bring in freshman quarterback J.J. McCarthy for a play that ended in a game-changing fumble. The play came at a..." October 30

  • Jim Harbaugh snubs Molly McGrath on postgame interview

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh was pumped up about his Michigan squad defeating Nebraska on Saturday night, but he wasn’t so excited about doing a postgame interview. Harbaugh’s Wolverines kicked a field goal with 1:24 left to take a 32-29 lead over the Huskers. Then they got a stop on 4th..." October 10

  • History Suggests That Michigan Must Make Big Change For Chance At Big Ten Championship

    SI "As the Wolverines dominated inferior opponents with the nations No. 1 rushing attack during the first three weeks, a pattern began to emerge that left some within the fan base feeling uneasy. While running backs Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins racked up the yards and carries week after week,..." September 27

  • Ron Bellamy Epitomizes Michigan's New Culture, Recruiting Approach

    SI "Michigan went 2-4 in 2020 and, while the football was pretty bad, it looked like there were issues within the program that extended beyond the field. Those concerns were confirmed during the offseason as Jim Harbaugh cleaned house and hired six new assistants.  One of those..." September 22

  • Ex-captain Henry Hill among group suing Michigan Wolverines to be heard on abuse

    Sportsnaut "A Michigan Wolverines team captain from the late 1960s is among a group of former students who are suing the university over its response to allegations of abuse levied against former team doctor Robert Anderson. Henry Hill, a former All-American who played for the Wolverines from..." September 09

  • Michigan names Cade McNamara starting quarterback

    The Athletic "Redshirt sophomore Cade McNamara will be Michigan's starting quarterback when the Wolverines open their season Saturday against Western Michigan, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. The news was no surprise, as McNamara was the Wolverines' No. 1 quarterback coming out of spring..." August 30

  • How new Michigan staffer strayed outside NCAA rules, exposed Jim Harbaugh's hypocrisy

    USA Today "In the Michigan community directory and on the athletic department’s website, Ryan Osborn is listed as an analyst. It’s a vague title with a job description even more nebulous. The role was created more than a decade ago as deep-pocketed football programs invested their money..." August 19

  • Jim Harbaugh names Cade McNamara Michigan's starting quarterback

    247 Sports "Five-star freshman quarterback J.J. McCarthy might be the future face of Michigan football, but he is not the Day 1 starter. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh tabbed junior Cade McNamara as QB1 for the Wolverines season-opener against Western Michigan. “Cade is the..." August 15

  • Jim Harbaugh took on the weight sled at Michigan practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Jim Harbaugh is renowned for his intense, hands-on head coaching style. So hands-on, in fact, that he’s not afraid to join his players in pushing the weight sled after practice. Big Ten Network’s Dave Revsine tweeted video Friday showing Harbaugh getting after it on the..." August 13

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • Former Michigan Wolverines DB Tragically Passes Away At Age 36

    Total Pro Sports "The Michigan Wolverines are in mourning this week after the sudden death of a former player. Former Wolverines defensive back Brandent Englemon has tragically passed away at the age of 36. He reportedly passed away suddenly. Cincinnati.com confirmed the tragic..." August 08

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05

  • Jim Harbaugh Says Michigan Going to Beat Ohio State, Win Big Ten or 'Die Trying'

    Bleacher Report "Having lost five consecutive games to Ohio State as Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh made a bold statement about his team on Thursday.  Speaking to reporters, Harbaugh said that the Wolverines are going to beat Ohio State and win the Big Ten "or die..." July 22

  • Shelley Meyer still taking shots at Michigan on social media

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer may not be the coach at Ohio State anymore, but the family clearly hasn’t forgotten their past — or their rivals. On Saturday, FOX’s college football account sent out a message asking for replies on who their favorite team’s biggest rival is...." July 17

  • Talk of Bo Schembechler's Michigan legacy overlooks real villain: Robert Anderson

    USA Today "At one point during his college football days, Jon Vaughn was told by the team doctor that he needed his sperm for research purposes. Vaughn was a star running back for Michigan football. He says he was “terrified of cancer” because his mother was battling it. This led him..." June 17

  • Jim Harbaugh bans red from Michigan facilities

    The Spun "Michigan football did not face rival Ohio State last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It appears the Wolverines are hyper-focused on this year’s matchup. According to EJ Holland of TheWolverine.com, the color red has been banned from the Michigan facility. The..." June 14

  • Son of Bo Schembechler says legendary Michigan coach ignored abuse claim

    Detroit News "Bo Schembechler's son says he was sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson more than 50 years ago, and that when he told his dad, the University of Michigan's legendary football coach refused to hear about it and intervened to save the physician's job. In an interview..." June 10