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Maize n Brew 5 hours ago

Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: 2018 Top50 QB to Visit Michigan Twice

In this edition, one of the top-ranked quarterbacks in the 2018 class announces his planned visits to Michigan, a Michigan coach ranks as one of the top recruiters for 2017, and more. 2018 Top50 QB to Visit Michigan Twice Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE), 2018 four-star and Top50 overall quarterback Artur Sitkowski (NJ) will visit Michigan twice this summer, once at the Wolverines satellite camp at Paramus Catholic in June and again in Ann Arbor a few weeks later for the A4 quarterback camp. Linebackers coach Chris Patridge paid a visit to the QB on Monday. He is the fourth-ranked...
Maize n Brew 15 hours ago

Here's How Michigan Hockey Got Its (Helmet) Wings

Red Berenson created a new tradition in 1989. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Michigan Wolverines athletics, the school has teamed up with the Bentley Historical Library to highlight various aspects of UM lore. A story highlighted today recounts how the Michigan hockey team got its winged helmets, which we thought we'd share here. Some fans may not realize the ice Wolverines didn't always wear the same helmet pattern as their football counterparts. Prior to 1989, the team wore plain blue helmets. Berenson introduced the winged helmets on the eve of that season's CCHA playoffs....
Maize n Brew 20 hours ago

Jake Slaker Commits To Michigan

The Wolverines have received a commitment from Blooming Thunder captain Jake Slaker. In his second season in Bloomington the 5'10" center recorded a 21-21--42 scoring line through 57 games and helped the Thunder move on to the USHL's Eastern Conference final recording a 5-7--12 line in 10 games. Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at the University of Michigan. Thanks to everyone that has helped me along the way 〽️ — Jake Collins Slaker (@JakeSlaker14) May 24, 2016 Berenson and staff have loaded up centers after the departures of JT Compher and Boo Nieves by...
Maize n Brew May 24, 2016

Former Michigan Wolverines Safety Thomas Gordon Signs with Toronto Argonauts

Moves to CFL after two seasons in New York. Thomas Gordon's time in the NFL over, but he won't have to travel too far to begin his CFL career with the Toronto Argonauts. The Toronto Argonauts signed former Michigan safety Thomas Gordon https://t.co/choYB6Wk77 — Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) May 24, 2016 Gordon is a 5-11, 210-pound Detroit native, and moves to Toronto after spending time in the NFL with the New York Giants over the last two seasons. The Michigan Wolverines product compiled 229 tackles (133 solo, 96 assisted), 11.5 tackles for a loss of 48 yards, six interceptions,...
Maize n Brew May 24, 2016

2018 dual-threat QB Shelton Applewhite: 'I have a lot of interest in Michigan'

The New Jersey signal-caller caught up with MnB. On May 21, Shelton Applewhite unofficially visited the Michigan Wolverines to look at a possible destination for his future in academics and football. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback told Maize n Brew, "I have a lot of interest in Michigan. It is a beautiful place to play top of the line football. I see that they have the same interest in me as I do of them." Applewhite, who is currently unranked, is just a sophomore at DePaul Catholic in Wayne, New Jersey, so he knows there are many more offers to come his way. He also...
Maize n Brew May 24, 2016

Tuesday Morning Brews: Brotherhood & Optimism

PSA: Stop trying to make Michigan-Rutgers a rivalry. It's not going to be a rivalry. Hitting the Links Congratulates James Conner Michigan Given Second-Best Odds To Win 2016 Title We really are going to be the villains this year, aren't we. It won't help that we'll play with an old-fashioned, ground-and-pound attack that people don't like to watch, and the 'easy schedule' we're reputed to have will cause a lot of fans to discredit any early success. There's going to be a lot of mud. The 16 Most Irreplaceable Players In College Football Coming in at #16? Michigan's very own De'Veon...
Maize n Brew May 23, 2016

Michigan Wolverines to play Virginia Tech Hokies in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The matchups were announced on Monday night. The Michigan Wolverines will play the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2016 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, according to Josh Rothstein of CBS Sports. Believe it or not, the Big Ten Conference has not lost the challenge since the 2008 season. The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the series 10-5-2 due to the ACC stealing the first 10 challenges and the Big Ten taking home the next three to start the history of the duel. The Big Ten has won two in a row and will look to make it a streak of three this season. The Duke Blue Devils own a 15-2 team record in the...
Maize n Brew May 23, 2016

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Dominate The State (And Surrounding Areas)

Focusing on a few top in-state prospects, counting the satellite camps and trying to flip an Ohio State commit. Michigan Trending For Donovan Peoples-Jones Alright, so, grains of salt: DPJ's recruitment isn't wrapping up any time soon, there will be a lot of suitors trying their best to woo him and ... well, that's all I've got for the grains of salt. Now to the good stuff ($): "Michigan is going to be extremely tough to beat in the end," they said. "He is a very open-minded kid that is giving other schools a fair chance but I would be shocked if it's not Michigan, especially with the...
Maize n Brew May 22, 2016

Michigan 2017 5* QB commit Dylan McCaffrey named Elite 11 finalist

The Wolverine commit was named a finalist on Sunday. Michigan Wolverines 2017 five-star quarterback commit Dylan McCaffrey is headed to Los Angeles, California as one-of-four quarterback finalist for the Elite 11. Along with McCaffrey, Tua Tagovailoa, Jake Haener and Jack Sears have been invited. On Sunday, Sears won the quarterback Most Valuable Player at The Opening Oakland regional over McCaffrey and Tagovailoa. Nike Oakland Opening MVPsQB-Jack SearsRB-Ronnie RiversWR-Chris BrooksOL - Jonathan NathanielDL - Marlon TuipulotuLB-Lamin TourayContd — Sanjay Kirpalani (@SanjayKirpalani)...
Maize n Brew May 22, 2016

Michigan 6, Notre Dame 2: Regional Champions

A gritty game on both sides, but the Wolverines proved too much for the Irish to overcome. If Michigan makes a deep postseason run, there will be a lot more games like this one on the docket. Notre Dame played a great game of fundamental, sound softball, led by a gutty performance from starting pitcher Rachel Nasland that fell apart, eventually, in the fifth. Through four, Nasland had held Michigan to a 2-1 lead thanks to a steady approach and well-placed strikes. Notre Dame's hitters, meanwhile, put together plenty of good swings against Megan Betsa. It was like looking across the way at a...
Maize n Brew May 22, 2016

Michigan Baseball: Wolverines drop regular-season finale to Illinois Fighting Illini

On to the Big Ten Tournament... CHAMPAIGN, Illinois -- The Illinois Fighting Illini rode early scoring to victory on Saturday afternoon against the Michigan Wolverines. It was the regular-season finale, which the Fighting Illini won, 6-3. The Fighting Illini (28-23, 12-12 Big Ten) struck for three runs on four hits in the bottom of the second inning and held the lead for the rest of the game. Junior Johnny Slater collected the first hit of the game for Michigan in the top of the third inning and Michael Brdar, a junior, followed it up with a double to right-center field. Jack Bivens, with...
Maize n Brew May 21, 2016

Michigan 6, Miami (OH) 0: Rolling Ahead

Another easy outing for the Wolverines. Sierra Romero stepped up to the plate. Amber Logemann stared her down for a moment and, with the quick delivery she displayed all day long, threw a perfect strike on the inside corner, down and in. With no time to waste, she threw another perfect strike on the outside corner, down and out. 0-2. Romero walked out of the batter's box, halfway back to the dugout. She paused as if the world was her oyster, and that oyster needed to start complying. Almost as an afterthought, she asked for time from the umpire right as she stepped back into the batter's...
Maize n Brew May 21, 2016

Michigan Baseball: Illinois Fighting Illini rally to top Wolverines

Illinois pulled out the victory on Friday night. CHAMPAIGN, Illinois -- The Illinois Fighting Illini trailed by five runs after the fifth inning, but came all the way back to defeat the Michigan Wolverines 11-7 on Friday at Illinois Field. Sophomore Jake Bivens got the Wolverines on the board with a two-out walk, which eventually allowed him to score off the bat of Cody Bruder. The senior knocked a two-RBI double to left field scoring Bivens and Ako Thomas. Drew Lugbauer earned a walk of his own and was scored on an infield error off the bat of Harrison Wenson to give the Wolverines a 3-0...
Maize n Brew May 21, 2016

Sione Lund Says Michigan Is Second To Stanford, Asiasi Recruiting Him

4-star RB Sione Lund spoke to MnB about Michigan's recruitment of him with some surprising information. Michigan had a reputation for flipping commits late last season. While, it's early in the process - they're already pushing hard for kids committed elsewhere. Sione Lund out of Brighton High School (Salt Lake City, Utah) is a 2017 4-star running back by 247Sports. Lund, a Stanford commit, is the 161st overall player and the 11th overall running back, per 247. His high school is known for breeding players to play both offense and defense. He thinks that the athleticism he brings to the...
Maize n Brew May 20, 2016

Michigan Softball Beats Valparaiso 8-0, Will Face Miami

A dominant evening by Megan Betsa led the way. The last time the Michigan Wolverines took the field, a 10-inning saga ensued between the Big Ten's two best teams. But on Friday night, the Horizon League Champ proved to be no match for the #2 team in the NCAA tourney - after five anticlimactic innings of work, Valparaiso fell quietly, 8-0, in a game that was shortened by the mercy rule. Michigan got the drubbing started in the first, thanks to a solo shot by Sierra Romero. That home run marked the 300th RBI of her career, moving her into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time NCAA...
Maize n Brew May 20, 2016

Rutgers Coach Chris Ash Copies Michigan Recruiting Tactic

If you can't beat em... The beef between the Michigan Wolverines and Rutgers Scarlet Knights continues. First there was Rutgers coach Chris Ash setting up a satellite camp in New Jersey on the same day as Michigan, with Ash luring Urban Meyer into the fold presumably to lure recruits away from the other camp. Now, Ash apparently is digging further into Michigan's big bag of tricks on the recruiting trail... Execute Idea>Get Copied>Don't Complain>Come Up with Better Idea>Repeat Cycle It's the Michigan Way. #CatchUp pic.twitter.com/n9sjJ6DZiS — Aaron Bills (@AaronBDesigns) May 20,...
Maize n Brew May 20, 2016

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Thinking Outside The Box

Two blue-chips visiting this weekend, plus a couple stories about blueberries and hospitals. Brett Neilon Talks About Harbaugh, & Blueberries In a column for the Detroit News, MnB's Brandon Justice takes a look at four-star 2017 center prospect Brett Neilon (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA), who shares a funny story that Harbaugh told him about the kind of players he wants to recruit, centered around blueberries. A great read. Michigan Commitment Likely For Luiji Vilain According to insider info from 247Sports ($), Michigan is a heavy favorite to land four-star 2017 weakside defensive...
Maize n Brew May 19, 2016

Michigan Football's Jabrill Peppers, Jourdan Lewis on Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list

A pair of Wolverine playmakers on defense are in the mix for the IMPACT trophy. The Lott IMPACT Trophy has been presented annually since 2004 to the college football Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. The award is based on the personal character of the player and athletic performance. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity. The Michigan Wolverines have two players on the 2016 watch list for this trophy. Jourdan Lewis, a senior All-American cornerback, and Jabrill Peppers, a sophomore linebacker/safety, will be competing all season to take...
Maize n Brew May 19, 2016

Michigan Football Mailbag: Where Things Stand in the QB Battle and More

Taking a look at the quarterbacks of the present, future and Jabrill Peppers' switch to linebacker. Also, ranking the Big Ten coaches. News is rather slow this time of year when it comes to college athletics, especially when it comes to football. We tend to get caught up in off-field drama and storylines this time of year, but even with the season months away, it is never too early to tackle some of the burning topics on the minds of Michigan fans. It has been awhile seen we opened up the mailbag. Earlier this week, we took questions via Twitter and picked the brains of some of our...
Maize n Brew May 18, 2016

Baseball Recap: Michigan falls 6-5 to Oakland in extra innings

The Wolverines dropped their final home game of the 2016 season on Tuesday. The Michigan Wolverines scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game and force extra innings, but eventually lost in the 10th inning to the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in the final game of the season at Wilpon Complex, 6-5. "We talked about believing that we could do it," said Michigan coach Erik Bakich referring to his team’s rally, per the MMichigan Daily. "We’ve had big innings many times this year. Everyone just found a way to get on base. We tied it up and had the chance to win. We just...