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Michigan Wolverines Advance to Elite Eight with 73-71 Victory Over Tennessee Volunteers

March 29th, 2014 at 10:59 AM
By Mario E. Scipioni

For the second year in a row, the Michigan Wolverines are headed to the Elite Eight. They earned the trip after winning a nail-biter against Tennessee 73-71.

 

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After being a close game for the first ten minutes, Michigan started to build a lead. With 10:56 left in the game, the Wolverines were up by 15 points and looked like they were about to run away with the game. However, the Volunteers would not go down easy.  They were mounting a comeback in the closing minutes and made it a one-point game.  After Nik Stauskas went to the free throw line and

Forward Jordan Morgan led Michigan in scoring with 15 points and tallied seven rebounds.  Stauskas helped out on offense with a 15-point performance.  Glen Robinson III also made great contributions to Michigan's Friday Night victory with 13 points and five rebounds.

While many are talking about the thrilling game, many are also talking about the controversial call that pretty much ended the game. Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes was called for an offensive foul with only six seconds left to go in the game, but the replay shows that the call is questionable.  Tennessee was obviously furious as their run had come to an end on a tough call in a big spot.

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Michigan Wolverines Get Ready to Take on Purdue Boilermakers

January 30th, 2014 at 12:06 AM
By Rebecca Pierce

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The University of Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team will continue Big Ten play against the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday at 9:00 pm in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines are coming off a win against no. 3 Michigan State, which helped them keep a perfect conference record for the season so far. The streak marks the first time U of M has started conference play with seven straight wins since 1976-77. 

Even with key player Mitch McGary still out due to injury, Michigan is the only team in the Big Ten that has kept a perfect conference record so far this season. Players like Trey Burke, Jordan Morgan, Glenn Robinson, Oscar Robertson, and sophomore Nik Stauskas are keeping the team going strong. Stauskas was recently named Big Ten Player of the Week for the second straight week, and Robertson was named National Player of the Week.

Purdue is currently holding a 3-4 record within the Big Ten as they head to Ann Arbor for Thursday's game. The last time the two teams played against each other was in March of last year, where Michigan was the victor by five points in an 80-75 win. 

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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

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Hoke’s Proving Ground: Look Forward or Respect Illinois?

October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
By Joye Pruitt

 

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Brady Hoke doesn’t want the Michigan Wolverines to look past any game in the Big Ten, ESPN reports. Just focus on one game at a time and things will forge forward in their favor.

What a crock of bull that is to any fan or sports analyst because while the Wolverines are directing their attention to the Illinois Fighting Illini, outsiders can’t help but remember that Michigan hasn’t won a meeting against the Michigan State football team in four years.

The Spartans and the Wolverines collide Oct.20.

The Spartans are a way bigger problem than the Fighting Illini. If the Wolverines catch themselves looking past another team, especially one in the Big Ten, they could be in trouble like they almost were against the Air Force Falcons earlier in the season.

The University of Michigan is watching their football team climb almost back into the Top 25 rankings for college football and a win over a conference opponent could do just that. Illinois isn’t a BCS bowl-caliber program but a win is a win nonetheless.

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Michigan’s Health, Fitz Toussaint and Important Takeaways from Brady Hoke Presser

October 2nd, 2012 at 8:08 PM
By Joye Pruitt

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Here are some huge takeaways from the Michigan football pressers, even including the ones that seem absolutely loaded with BS.

Like it seems all coaches are scripted to do unless the conflicting approach has the cover blown off of it prematurely, Brady Hoke says all of his guys are a-ok! The transcription is courtesy of MGoBlog.

How’s your health coming out of the bye?

“I feel pretty good.”

How’s your team’s health?

“There ya go. You know, I think Beyer will be back. Brandon Moore will be close. He’s getting better.”

Richard Ash?

“Richard is better. Uh there’s one more, too.”

Hopkins?

“Hop’s fine. Devin’s fine. They all practiced last night. Yeah Ricky Barnum was a little — sore shoulder. He was fine last night. So with the guys who aren’t out for the year, the rest of them are okay.”

Marvin Robinson?

“He was better. He ran around last night and he feels much better.”

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