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Maize n Brew 2 hours ago

Lacrosse Preview: Yale at Michigan

I know you're sad because Stauskas and GRIII are leaving for the NBA, but get your mind off of it by watching Michigan lacrosse take on the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday. The Where and When Date: April 19 Time: 4:00 ET Where: Michigan Stadium Coverage: MGoBlueTV The Opponent Yale Bulldogs 7-3, 3-2; Home: 3-1; Away: 4-2 After alternating wins and losses for seven weeks, the Bulldogs have now won three in a row, are 7-3, and are ranked as high as 11th in the polls. Now they'll face a reeling Michigan squad who has lost five in a row. Attack: Conrad Oberbeck is leading the team with 23 goals on...
Maize n Brew 6 hours ago

Friday Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup Reconsiders

The FRR updates you on the very latest regarding Michigan football recruiting. A certain recruit reconsiders his announcement, this weekend will have visitors of interest and recruiting rankings are discussed. ... Or Not Well, it was reported that 2016 LB/RB Daelin Hayes was prepared to make his college announcement on the 27th during a Rivals Camp, but... 2016 ATH Daelin Hayes has decided to postpone a planned April 27 commitment announcement. Will slow down his process http://t.co/0o4VCgK8Lc — Josh Helmholdt (@JoshHelmholdt) April 16, 2014 The news broke that he was planning on...
Maize n Brew Apr 17, 2014
Dan Dierdorf to join Michigan football radio broadcasts

Dan Dierdorf to join Michigan football radio broadcasts

Michigan announced Thursday that former Michigan offensive lineman Dan Dierdorf will be joining Jim Brandstatter on Michigan's radio broadcasts. Brandstatter will be doing play-by-play duties. When Dave Brandon hinted at familiarity with the radio broadcasts, he wasn't lying. In fact, former teammates will be reunited in the process. The University of Michigan Athletic Department and IMG College announced Thursday that former CBS NFL color analyst and former offensive lineman for U-M Dan Dierdorf will be joining Jim Brandstatter in the radio booth for the upcoming season. With this...
Maize n Brew Apr 17, 2014
Michigan Football 2014 Post Spring Game: Darrell Funk Discusses the Offensive Line

Michigan Football 2014 Post Spring Game: Darrell Funk Discusses the Offensive Line

Michigan's offensive line is arguably the biggest question mark going into the 2014 football season. In a recent (rare) interview, embattled offensive line coach Darrell Funk offered a few statements to reporter Sam Webb. Here is what we can try to discern from that interview. Head coach Brady Hoke typically doesn't let his position coaches do interviews outside of the normal fluff stuff controlled by the athletic department, but last Sunday, Michigan offensive line coach Darrell Funk managed to share a few answers with Scout.com reporter Sam Webb on the changes to the offensive line. As...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2014

Underachievement and Red's Return, A Hockey Postmortem

Michigan started out quite well, couldn't gain any consistency down the stretch, and dropped some key games to Penn State. Red will return for at least one more season, but 2013-2014 has clearly been a disappointing season. Much like Zach did with his great basketball piece, I've been working on this for some time, but have let it just sit around for various reasons. Well, it's time for this thing to go, but it won't be nearly as eloquent as Zach's piece, and it isn't a paean to a program that is resurrecting itself. This is called a postmortem for obvious reasons. -- In the interest of...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2014

Michigan Basketball: Odds and Ends From Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III NBA Presser

Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas are off to the Association--as we all pretty much expected. This post features audio bits from the presser, as well as a few afterthoughts. Tuesday was a somber yet celebratory day for Michigan basketball, which said goodbye to sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III, a pair of Wolverines wingers bound for the NBA. Throughout the festivities, I pretty much bounced around between GR3, Stauskas and coach John Beilein. Along the way, I asked some questions and got a few answers. But I also joined conversations and recorded bits from other media...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2014

Wednesday Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup is All Over the Place

The WRR updates you on the very latest regarding Michigan football recruiting. Michigan is sending out more feelers on 2015 OLs, 5-star goodies and more visit news. Michigan Offers Roberts It appears the coaching staff have been busy sending out feelers on more offensive lineman for the 2015 class. Three-star Henry Roberts is the latest. Although the offer was reported by the media late Monday night, an interview with ($) 247's Steve Lorenz proves that Roberts has held a Michigan offer for at least a few days now. "They actually offered me on Friday," Roberts said. "My coach texted me to...
Maize n Brew Apr 16, 2014

Michigan Basketball: Don't Pinch NBA-Bound Wolverines Sophomore Nik Stauskas

Hey, Nik! Destiny's on Line 1. Audio: Beilein on advancement The seven-year-old Nik Stauskas can stop dreaming. It's time for (little whatever-his-parents-called-him) to wake up and start living out that wild, never-going-to-happen childhood fantasy of playing in the NBA. The Michigan sophomore isn't a pro yet. But he inched one step closer Tuesday at the Crisler Center, announcing that he'll forgo his final two years of eligibility, sign with an agent and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. It takes careful planning to turn dreams into reality, and Stauskas wasn't about to gamble on his future. No,...
Maize n Brew Apr 15, 2014

Stauskas, GRIII To Enter NBA Draft

Color me shocked. Not much of a surprise here as both Michigan's sophomore wings have decided to leave and pursue their NBA career. From the press release: "In a very short period of time, these two young men have had a very positive impact on the Michigan Basketball program," said Beilein. "From day one, Glenn and Nik have had the right attitude and work ethic that has helped us enjoy so much of our recent success. "They both understand that they will need to continue to work even harder in the years to come to accomplish their goals in the NBA," added Beilein. "We will continue to do...
Maize n Brew Apr 15, 2014

ABC/ESPN Announces Prime Time Game Slate For 2014: Michigan-PSU On ESPN

The Wolverines will play once in primetime on ABC/ESPN, against Penn State. If I recall correctly, the UM-PSU game was already announced as a night game. However, now we know a little more. Specifically, that those two teams will meet at 7pm and the game will be either on ESPN or ESPN2. This comes as part of ABC's announcement of its primetime slate of Big Ten games for the upcoming season. Other teams getting in the action are Ohio State (three), Nebraska (two), Michigan State (one), and Penn State with one other prime time game. The Big Ten will also be symbolically breaking down a...
Maize n Brew Apr 15, 2014

Frontcourt Depth In The Age Of Departures

Michigan has already lost Jon Horford and it reportedly going to lose Glenn Robinson III. What does this do to Michigan's lineup for next year? Jordan Morgan was always there.  When you look back on this past season, that is, the more you think about it, one of the most important pieces in MIchigan's run.  Yes, development by Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert gave Michigan its primary scoring weapons, but without Morgan to help the team weather McGary's injury, things could have been much worse. Of course, it was that McGary injury, the one that shelved him for the season back in December,...
Maize n Brew Apr 14, 2014

Monday Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup Likes Its Chances

The MRR updates you on the very latest regarding Michigan football recruiting. Is more good news coming to Michigan in the coming days? Who is Michigan planning to see throw? That and more. Hayes Sets a Date 2016 RB/LB Daelin Hayes announced on Twitter yesterday that he will be making his college announcement on April 27 at an upcoming camp hosted by Rivals. Will be announcing my commitment at the Rivals camp April 27th — Daelin Hayes (@DaelinHayes_24) April 12, 2014 Realistically, the only three schools who have offered is Michigan, Michigan State and Tennessee battle. Since the...
Maize n Brew Apr 13, 2014

Michigan starts out hot, but cools off in second half; loses to Ohio State 15-6

The Wolverines were looking to avoid a fifth-consecutive loss on Saturday, but got blown out in the second half. It was yet another beautiful day for lacrosse in a sign that the long winter may finally be over. Please, please be over! Saturday's temps and conditions were great for everyone, but the game itself warmed up and became too blistering hot for Michigan to stay in it. Although Carter Brown put the Buckeyes on the board first, Ian King and David Joseph followed up with scores of their own and gave Michigan the 2-1 lead. King's score came at the 8:40 mark of the first period and...
Maize n Brew Apr 13, 2014

Michigan Football: Justin Hilliard, Jashon Cornell and Darian Roseboro are Must-Gets for DC Greg Mattison

Michigan's loading the backfield, but the defensive front needs attention. Good thing for Michigan, Greg Mattison is a great recruiter and knows exactly what he wants for Team 136. Note: Part 1 of this two-part post, which focuses on Michigan's top three 2015 targets, can be found here. Sculpting a program-best secondary seems to be the intent of Michigan's staff. During the past few years, the Wolverines have collected '97-team-like defensive backs. The next wave--not to mention the developing youngsters already in Ann Arbor--may not top Chuck Woodson's buddies, but it'll certainly make...
Maize n Brew Apr 11, 2014

Your Friday Drinking Instructions Mourn A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Urp. It's IPA season in America, Tiger's not in the Masters, and MnB mancrush Jon Horford bids the Program happy trails. You know how sometimes you blink and things just happen? Kind of a weird last few weeks for sports and life. Consider: NONWOLVERINE SPORTS: Baseball's starting up again, and it's Detroit week over on Grantland starting today. But Tiger's out of the Masters, which is truly an American tragedy. Good night, CBS ratings. The Red Wings clinched their 23rd consecutive playoff appearance despite playing mostly with Gustav Nyqist and the Grand Rapids Griffins' entire team....
Maize n Brew Apr 11, 2014

Michigan Football: Mike Weber, Damien Harris and George Campbell are Must-Gets for Wolverines OC Doug Nussmeier

Why stop now? Michigan's been taking care of business on the trails since Brady Hoke hit town (Edit: Most of the time). With Doug Nussmeier, expect to see that, and then some. Rest well, little Princess Lacey. --Adam _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Note: We'll start off with the top three offensive prospects with this post and follow up with the top three defensive recruits this weekend. Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting--it's like that's all we ever seem to discuss these days when it comes to Michigan football. Part of that...
Maize n Brew Apr 11, 2014

Friday Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup Works Hard for an Offer

The FRR updates you on the very latest regarding Michigan football recruiting. Michigan makes the cut again for a 4-star receiver, I credit a kid for staying persistent and much more. Michigan Makes Top Five In a previous roundup I had mentioned that 4-star wide receiver and Michigan offer Juval Mollette had a top ten list that featured Michigan. That list has now been trimmed to five. Mollette told ($) 247's North Carolina affiliate, CarolinaBlue, who exactly made the cut. The schools are: North Carolina Clemson Michigan Virginia Tech Ohio State It is not really a surprise that a North...
Maize n Brew Apr 10, 2014

Jon Horford To Transfer For Final Year Of Eligibility

Michigan's most experienced returning player for next year decides to go elsewhere for his final year, leaving Michigan potentially thin up from if Mitch McGary decides to head to the NBA. Michigan's first departure comes as a bit of a surprise as Jon Horford has decided to play out his eligibility elsewhere. "Jon has been an integral part of our many accomplishments over the last four years," said Beilein. "He brought great enthusiasm, leadership and work ethic to our program. Jon is a wonderful young man, who has a very bright future ahead of him. With his graduation this May, he will...
Maize n Brew Apr 10, 2014

Maize n' Brew Preview 2014: Post-Spring Game Roundtable

In the aftermath of the 2014 spring game (or whatever that was), some of the Maize n' Brew staff took a few moments to reflect and answer some general questions in a roundtable. Last week, we did a roundtable where we talked about our fears, hopes, and expectations for the upcoming spring game. Now that the spring game has come and gone, this is the obvious follow-up roundtable. If you didn't get a chance to see the spring game, you can do so here. Anyway, onto the roundtable discussion... Talk about your initial impression. Generally, how are you feeling after this game? How much has your...
Maize n Brew Apr 10, 2014

Michigan Stadium soccer match sells out on first day of general ticket sales

Attempting to set a record, the Guinness International Champions Cup organizers are one step closer as the event held at Michigan Stadium sells out on the first day of general ticket sales. The idea of bringing two storied soccer teams in Real Madrid and Manchester United to Michigan Stadium was to create a sellout and break a record of the most-watched game of soccer in a US stadium. The organizers of the Guinness International Champions Cup are one step close to achieving that goal. By selling out on the first day of general sale. The U-M media department and the GICC organizers...

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