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Maize n Brew 1 hour ago

Costly mistakes contribute to Michigan's 23-16 loss to Maryland

Michigan seniors sent off with disappointment after another horrid loss on Senior Day. Is there anything left to play for? Maybe, but after Saturday's latest debacle, the chance to participate in a low-level bowl appears to be in serious doubt. On a day where 12 seniors on the football team were honored, it was tarnished with a 23-16 loss to Maryland. It was arguably Michigan's (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten) best shot to earn a bowl bid, with the team traveling to Columbus next week to face Ohio State, now that it has missed on that chance, odds of making a bowl are as slim as the future Michigan coach...
Maize n Brew 3 hours ago

Mike Weber decommits from Michigan.

The 2015 four-star running back announced Saturday night that he has reopened his recruitment. The hits just keep on coming for the 2015 recruiting class. The latest gut punch comes in the form of four-star running back commit Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan), who announced Saturday evening that he has decommitted from the University of Michigan, according to his Twitter account. I'm decommiting from the university of Michigan thank you Michigan for the love and support I'll remake my decision at the army bowl — Mikey (@mikeweber25) November 22, 2014 Steve Lorenz of 247 Sports notes that...
Maize n Brew 7 hours ago

Your Weekend Drinking Instructions Lets It Goat

Maryland week! Drink Maryland beers! How enjoyable was last weekend? A nice, relaxing basketball win, and football went undefeated. I hear the States is getting absolutely plowed with polar vortex snow right now... Michigan returns to action this weekend against the vaunted Big Ten powerhouse, the Terrapins of Maryland. I know very little about Maryland's football team other than former Michigan recruiting target Stefon Diggs is quite good and I think they have a better record than Michigan does. And they actually scored against Michigan State. You'd think Michigan has better talent, but...
Maize n Brew 16 hours ago

How to watch Michigan vs. Maryland: Preview, TV Schedule, and More

Nearing the end of Team 135. It is the warm-up. The prelude. If Michigan can gash Maryland's defense for long runs today, that bodes well for next Saturday's game. If it can make strides in establishing an angry, physical presence, then that is simply good preparation for Ohio State. This is the last home game for two dozen seniors, and this is the front door to a bowl invitation. But it's about pride, and it's about tenacity, and it's about presence. It's about peaking for next week. How to witness TV: 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN. Radio: WWJ, AM Radio 950, Sirius Radio, Channel 132, and XM...
Maize n Brew Nov 21, 2014

MnB Questions Testudo Times

As Maryland travels to freezing Ann Arbor, Alex from SBN's Maryland site Testudo Times gives us a few moments to answer some questions. How's Maryland feeling about their first Big Ten year, especially when they (a) beat Penn State and (b) are already bowl-eligible with two games to go? AK: For the most part, it's been a positive experience for Maryland. The Terps have beaten virtually every team they're supposed to beat, and they've lost to three pretty great teams (Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin) and another good one (West Virginia). Beating Penn State was a nice development for...
Maize n Brew Nov 21, 2014

Michigan - Penn State Preview

The Wolverines open Big Ten play when Penn State visits Yost. Who: Penn State at Michigan When: 11/21/14 FS Detroit+ - 11/22/14 Comcast 900, 7:35pm Where: Yost Ice Arena About Penn State Penn State enters it's second full season of D-1 hockey by getting off to a fast start with wins over UConn, Holy Cross, Bentley and UMass-Lowell. The Wolverines lost two games to Penn State a year ago; losses that kept Michigan from the postseason, a forgettable ending that the players from last season's team have not forgotten. Offensive Zone After the AIC series the Wolverines think they have finally...
Maize n Brew Nov 21, 2014

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Auden Tate taking official visit this weekend

The FRR updates you on the latest in Michigan football recruiting. In this edition, a top wide receiver prospect will officially visit this weekend, as well as offensive commit Grant Newsome. We also spotlight 2015 running back commit Mike Weber and Alex Malzone releases his senior year highlight tape. 2015 wide reciever Auden Tate taking official this weekend Michigan will be getting an official visit from four-star wide receiver prospect Auden Tate (Wharton, Florida) this weekend, according to Steve Lorenz of 247 Sports. ($) Tate has been one of Michigan's top targets at the wide...
Maize n Brew Nov 20, 2014

No. 24 Michigan 71, Detroit 62: Getting It Done

After heading into the half down one, the Wolverines pull away from the Titans with a 44-point second half. Unfortunately, due to an early tipoff, I did not have a chance to catch this one, so this post will be short on actual viewing-derived substance. But, from what I have been able to read and gather, this one was not unlike Detroit's previous matchup against Oregon, in which they led at the half and were then simply overwhelmed in the second frame. While this might not be an impressive win on paper, two straight games of very good starts for Detroit against two pretty good teams...
Maize n Brew Nov 20, 2014

CFB Preview Guide: Week Thirteen

Michigan looks to makes Week 13 lucky on Senior day and, possibly, that last game coached by Brady Hoke in Ann Arbor. It is time. ❄️❄️❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/D6g5A0zZNv — Michigan Football (@umichfootball) November 19, 2014 Big thanks go out to @umichfootball for allowing us to use the Al Glick Field House while Elbel is covered with snow! pic.twitter.com/KvAq7Mqgbt — MichiganMarchingBand (@umichband) November 20, 2014 Always great to have @umichband practicing inside Al Glick Field House #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/r0W38T3wMN — Michigan Football (@umichfootball)...
Maize n Brew Nov 20, 2014

Michigan Hockey Recruiting Roundup

The Wolverine's deep prospect pool continues to impress, building on strong starts and breaking records along the way. An in person viewing, tournament showings and future targets in this months roundup Leading The Way A recruiting roundup wouldn't be the same without Michigan's top recruit Kyle Connor, who continues to break records in the USHL. Last month it was Connor scoring 50 goals before he turned 18, then becoming the Youngstown Phantoms All-Time leading scorer. Connor has now passed Sam Anas as the All-Time leading goal scorer in franchise history with 55, as well as setting the...
Maize n Brew Nov 20, 2014

Thursday Morning Brews (11/20/14)

Looking ahead to 2015, Pt. 4. Air Mail Every off-season is devastating in college football. And, every September (and October and November) new faces help replace those irreplaceable players that we knew before. It's crazy, fast-paced, and lends itself to good planning - kinda like air mail. This season, a lot of talent will be on its way out. Melvin Gordon, a Heisman candidate and one of the best Big Ten running backs of all time. Michael Bennett, Carl Davis, and Louis Trinca-Pasat. Brandon Scherff. David Cobb. Ameer Abdullah. And probably Devin Funchess, Tevin Coleman, Randy Gregory,...
Maize n Brew Nov 19, 2014

Big Ten Coaches Power Rankings: Week 13

Voted on by SBNation writers, these power rankings answer the age old question: Who is the best coach in the Big Ten right here, right now? After polling SBNation writers I have counted the votes and determined the one, the only, the weekly Big Ten Coaches Power Rankings. 1. Urban Meyer (Avg. Score: 1.71 LW: #1, 1.33) Team Record (Big Ten): 33-3 (22-1) 2014 Record (Big Ten): 9-1 (6-0) Last week: Away vs #25 Minnesota (W 31-24) This week: Home vs Indiana Well I used my exam and Michigan's bye week to give the Gopher's time to knock Urban Meyer from the top spot after he went all Xerxes on...
Maize n Brew Nov 19, 2014

Wednesday Commit Spotlight: 2015 running back Mike Weber

This edition takes a look at the four-star running back from Detroit, who has emerged as one of the top running backs in all of the land. There was a fair amount of drama during the 2015 cycle surrounding the running back position to start things off. Back in the summer of 2013, Michigan received a commitment from the nation's top recruit at the position in five-star Damien Harris, but he ultimately reopened things up in January of this year, leaving a void at the position. The Wolverines still went hard after Harris and four-star prospect Jacques Patrick, but their main target ended up...
Maize n Brew Nov 18, 2014

Zak Irvin Shining in the Spotlight

After the departures of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch McGary, Michigan needed Zak Irvin, a sharpshooting role player last season, to step into the spotlight and shine this season. After two games, albeit against inferior competition, Irvin has obliged. The best story that emerged from Michigan's 77-53 rout of Bucknell in the Legends Classic Ann Arbor Regional was the career night of the often-overlooked Max Bielfeldt, who poured in 18 points in 16 minutes last night after tallying only 38 points in 195 career minutes the previous two seasons, but the best development for...
Maize n Brew Nov 18, 2014

Pollin' It: Michigan hangs steady at 24 in the AP Poll

Pollin' It is finally relevant again. Hallelujah basketball season. AP Top 25 RANK TEAM (1st) POINTS PREV 1 Kentucky Wildcats (49) 1574 1 2 Arizona Wildcats (4) 1491 2 3 Wisconsin Badgers (7) 1475 3 4 Duke Blue Devils (4) 1422 4 5 Kansas Jayhawks 1306 5 6 North Carolina Tar Heels 1254 6 7 Louisville Cardinals 1130 8 8 Florida Gators 1127 7 9 Virginia Cavaliers 1065 9 10 Texas Longhorns 1061 10 11 Wichita State Shockers 1002 11 12 Villanova Wildcats 858 12 13 Gonzaga Bulldogs 841 13 14 Iowa State Cyclones 746 14 15 Virginia Commonwealth...
Maize n Brew Nov 18, 2014

Tuesday Morning Brews (11/18/14)

Looking ahead to 2015, Pt. 3. Illinois, And A Stable of Coaches This June, Eleven Warriors looked at an alarming trend in the Big Ten - almost three-quarters of the league's coaches had been with their team for three seasons or less. The top tier of the Big Ten was well-established, but beyond that upper crust was a league with, in the mind of one writer, a patience problem. Coming up on one off-season removed from that, a very small number of Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat. Brady Hoke, of course, is done. Tim Beckman is next in line. Some could also argue that Kevin Wilson, Bo...
Maize n Brew Nov 17, 2014

No. 24 Michigan 77, Bucknell 53: The Max Bielfeldt Show

After a shaky start on Saturday, Michigan left no doubt about what the final outcome would be tonight against the visiting Bucknell Bison. Unlike the game on Saturday, the Wolverines were the ones hitting everything in the early stages. Michigan jumped out to a 10-0 lead, with five coming from Zak Irvin, both of his buckets of the two-point variety (the second an and-1). After Mark Donnal picked up a foul, John Beilein elected to sub in Max Bielfeldt who, naturally, came in and buried a triple. He would do it again a few minutes later. Competition caveats, both shots were wide open looks,...
Maize n Brew Nov 17, 2014

Know Your Foe: Bucknell Bison

Nothing says fall like early basketball games against obscure teams from even more obscure leagues. Here is everything you need to know about the Bucknell Bison. Today on Know Your Foe we learn all about the Bucknell Bison, a Patriot League powerhouse. I'll be watching this game from the cool bleachers of the student section, so expect some well educated chants from the insatiable Maize Rage. Going 16-14 over the 2013-14 season, the Bison are looking to rebound from their worst season since 2010 after stringing together 3 Conference Champion from 2011 to 2013. Bucknell is on a two game...
Maize n Brew Nov 17, 2014

Hoke: "The harsh reality of it is I did the right thing today"

Michigan coach Brady Hoke made his first comments regarding the dismissal of Frank Clark from the football program. It's been a tumultuous season for Michigan coach Brady Hoke this year. It's only gotten worse after the whirlwind of recent news regarding the arrest of senior defensive lineman Frank Clark early Sunday morning concluded swiftly with Hoke dismissing Clark from the program on Monday morning. Hoke was able to speak publicly for the first time since the alleged incidents took place during his regularly-scheduled press conference Monday afternoon. He was message was clear and...
Maize n Brew Nov 17, 2014

B1G Hoops Power Rankings: Welcome Back

The 2014-15 college basketball season is underway! Hence, it's time to kick off our weekly column that ranks the Big Ten teams from best to Rutgers while dropping interesting stats and a little snark along the way. 14. Rutgers (0-1) Last Week: George Washington (L, 53-70) George Washington is solid -- #62 on KenPom entering Sunday -- but Rutgers still had a legitimate opportunity to pick up a quality win thanks to the benefit of playing at home. So did the Scarlet Knights capitalize? No. Not even close. They trailed by double-digits the entire second half and by as many as 22 points at...