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Maize n Brew 8 hours ago

Listed on current depth chart, status still unclear for Jabrill Peppers

Although true freshman cornerback Jabrill Peppers was listed on the depth chart as the starting nickelback this week, Peppers has not seen any type of game-action since Miami (OH.) ANN ARBOR -- Arguably no one had such an immense amount of hype surrounding him before the season like true freshman cornerback Jabrill Peppers had. And this was all before taking a collegiate snap. It is also safe to say that the start to this season has not gone the way Peppers has wanted it to, record-wise and personal statistics-wise as well. After tweaking his ankle in the season opener against Appalachian...
Maize n Brew 9 hours ago
To the victor go the spoils, but Michigan is not thinking about playing the spoiler just yet

To the victor go the spoils, but Michigan is not thinking about playing the spoiler just yet

"It's about us," senior quarterback Devin Gardner told reporters on Monday. ANN ARBOR -- With Michigan's 2014 campaign trending downwards with each passing week, it knows that with a victory over in-state rivals Michigan State, and possibly ruining its chances of getting into the four-team playoff at the end of the season, it could do miraculous things to direction the season is headed. Getting the Wolverines (3-4, 1-2) to admit that fact is another story. The answers from coaches and players alike were short and lacking substance during the weekly Monday press conference, just the way...
Maize n Brew 12 hours ago
Michigan Hoops Preview: The Vets | Spike Albrecht, Part-Time Assassin, Full-Time Elder Statesman

Michigan Hoops Preview: The Vets | Spike Albrecht, Part-Time Assassin, Full-Time Elder Statesman

One of Michigan's most experienced players is now its baby-faced backup point guard, who was once one of the staff's last minute additions to the 2012 class. Now Michigan is looking to Spike Albrecht to lead the team into the 2014-15 season. Jr. PG Spike Albrecht; 5-foot-11, 175 lbs. His Story Spike wasn't thought of as much of a threat to when he committed to Michigan in the summer of 2012 as Trey Burke flirted with his NBA dreams and the Wolverines needed a backup plan at point guard.  Even the most confident John Beilein supporters had to scratch their head at that move.  But true to...
Maize n Brew 17 hours ago

Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup enjoyed the bye week

The MRR updates you on the latest in Michigan football recruiting. In this edition, Donnie Corley recruiting news was hot this weekend and Garrett Taylor and Grant Perry are visited by the Wolverines. Let me just preface this roundup with this, that many of my fellow staff writers would probably agree with: I enjoyed the bye week. The recharging of the batteries was much needed. It's Michigan State week, so let's get to it. It was a busy weekend for Donnie Corley In one of last week's roundups, we covered 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley (Wyandotte, Michigan) and his offer from the Michigan...
Maize n Brew Oct 19, 2014

Michigan opens week as 15-point road underdog against Michigan State

The Vegas oddsmakers were not very kind to the Wolverines this week, as they open as 15-point road underdogs against in-state rival Michigan State. ANN ARBOR -- The time has come once again for Michigan and Michigan State to face off against one another. After thoroughly being handled by 23-points in East Lansing a year ago, the Wolverines (3-4, 1-2) will make the return trip to Spartan Stadium (3:30 p.m. kickoff) hoping for better results. The oddsmaker in Vegas, however, don't think that is going to happen this season. Michigan State (6-1, 3-0) opens the week as 15-point...
Maize n Brew Oct 19, 2014

What We Learned: New Hampshire

Michigan dropped their home opener Friday against a tough Wildcat team, but fought back on Saturday to split the series. Welcoming a New Hampshire team to Yost searching for an identity with question marks at every position and few answers, the young Wolverines learned a hard lesson on Friday night when the Wildcats ran them out of their own building. Facing a team with no proven secondary scoring options, an underclassmen blueline and a freshman goaltender, Michigan fell into the finesse style of hockey that plagued them last season. The Wolverines knew that they had to win the possession...
Maize n Brew Oct 18, 2014

Saturday Open Thread can take some time to relax

No Michigan today, but we still have a place for you to hang out. Today's slate of games may not be "can't miss", but there are a few intriguing match-ups...and we already know that there's no way for Michigan to lose, so sit back and relax for one week. Here are a few games you may want to keep an eye on: Noon 4 Baylor at West Virginia (FOX Sports 1) 14 Kansas State at 11 Oklahoma Iowa at Maryland Purdue at Minnesota 3:30 21 Texas A&M at 7 Alabama 8 Michigan State at Indiana 4:00 10 Georgia at Arkansas 7:00 Tennessee at 3 Ole Miss 8:00 5 Notre Dame at 2 Florida State So that's just a brief...
Maize n Brew Oct 17, 2014

MnB Roundtable Fills the Time

There's no risk of Michigan losing this week, so instead the gang talks about bye week activities and some college football games to watch. Hey look at that! Michigan won a game! What did you like, what did you hate? Put on your coaching hat and point out some things Michigan has to do on their bye week to not get obliterated by Michigan State. SHASH: I'M BACK! Uhh. just in time? I'm going to say they have to do everything possible to take the pressure off Devin Gardner to make plays on his own. It's an easy answer but things like crisp route running, making sure the H-back blocks the right...
Maize n Brew Oct 17, 2014
Michigan basketball assistant coach Jeff Meyer to be enshrined in Taylor University's Athletic Hall of Fame

Michigan basketball assistant coach Jeff Meyer to be enshrined in Taylor University's Athletic Hall of Fame

Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer will be inducted to the Taylor University Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. ANN ARBOR -- A member of Michigan basketball coach John Beilein's staff will see himself permanently enshrined into his alma mater's athletic hall of fame. Assistant coach Jeff Meyer, who has been with Michigan and Beilein since 2008, will be enshrined into Taylor University's Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Meyer, who was a 1976 graduate from Taylor, is being recognized for his 36 years of coaching in the NCAA and NAIA ranks. "I am humbled and feel extremely blessed with this...
Maize n Brew Oct 17, 2014

Michigan - New Hampshire Preview

The Wolverines welcome New Hampshire to Yost for the 2014 home opener Who: New Hampshire at #10 Michigan Where: Yost Ice Arena When: 10-17-14, Comcast 900. 10-18-14, BTN Plus. 7:35pm. About New Hampshire Dick Umile returns for his 25th season behind the New Hampshire bench, guiding a team hit by significant attrition in the offseason. The Wildcats are hoping a young team missing key players can avoid missing the postseason for the second consecutive year. When these two teams met last season in New Hampshire, Michigan got their first look at Zach Nagelvoort after Steve Racine left the game...
Maize n Brew Oct 17, 2014

Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Asmar Bilal chooses the Irish

The FRR updates you on the latest with Michigan football recruiting. In this edition, Asmar Bilal chooses Notre Dame, scouting Keisean Lucier-South in a recent game, and keeping the 2015 class in tact. Asmar Bilal commits to Notre Dame Linebacker prospect Asmar Bilal (Indianapolis, Indiana) made his long-awaited decision on Thursday afternoon, choosing Notre Dame over the University of Michigan after a neck-and-neck battle between the two schools. Reports surfaced earlier in the day that Bilal was ready to pull the trigger on the Irish, but was waiting to speak with head coach Brian Kelly...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Michigan athletic department, CSG announce collaboration efforts

In a prepared statement late Thursday night, athletic director Dave Brandon offered his support of the students and vowed to work closely with the Central Student Government. ANN ARBOR -- The basic blueprint appears to be in place to repair the damaged relationship between the University of Michigan's student body and the athletic department. In a presentation to the Board of Regents during its monthly meeting on Thursday at the U-M Flint campus, Central Student Government President Bobby Dishell outlined the findings from a survey given to the student body in regards to the athletic...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Hockey Recruiting Spotlight: Centers

Michigan has built an impressive recruiting class for the 2015 season starting down the middle with their centers. While the past two seasons haven't lived up to expectations in the win column, one area that has not slowed down is recruiting. Despite missing the postseason for the second consecutive season, recruiting has never been better for Red Berenson and his staff and it starts down the middle with the centers. Kyle Connor Class: 2015 2014 Team: Youngstown (USHL) Scoring Line: 2-4--6, 5 GP The top recruit in Michigan's 2015 class, Kyle Connor has skyrocketed up draft boards since...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Pollin' It: Michigan Debuts 23rd In Pre-Season Coaches Poll

Michigan checks in at the back end of the first poll of the upcoming college basketball season. RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES 1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24 2 Arizona 33-5 746 3 3 Duke 26-9 715 2 4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3 5 Kansas 25-10 654 0 6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0 7 Florida 36-3 568 0 8 Virginia 30-7 519 0 9 Louisville 31-6 507 0 10 Texas 24-11 479 0 11 Wichita State 35-1 471 0 12 Villanova 29-5 439 0 13 Gonzaga 29-7 423 0 14 Iowa St. 28-8 323 0 15 Connecticut 32-8 292 0 16 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 259 0 17 San Diego...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Asmar Bilal commits to Notre Dame

The 2015 four-star linebacker has chosen the Fighting Irish over the Wolverines. Four-star 2015 linebacker Asmar Bilal (Indianapolis, Indiana) plans on committing to Notre Dame sometime today, according to 247's Steve Wiltfong citing comments from Ben Davis HS head coach Mike Kirschner. Bilal is waiting to get into contact with Irish head coach Brian Kelly later on to make the commitment official, per Kirschner. Michigan appeared to be neck and neck with the Irish throughout the majority of the process and it looked at one point as if he was ready to pull the trigger on the Wolverines back...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Near back-to-back Final Four appearances has Michigan coach John Beilein 'hungrier than ever' to return

Michigan coach John Beilein spoke with reporters during Thursday's Big Ten Basketball Media Days about his desire of returning to the Final Four. ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Michigan was a few missed opportunities, and a crippling buzzer beater from Kentucky freshman Aaron Harrison, away from back-to-back Final Four appearances last season. With fellow Big Ten conference member Wisconsin making a run of its own to the Final Four, Michigan coach John Beilein remembers what it took to make the first run in 2013 that eventually resulted in a National Championship game appearance. Speaking with the media...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

College Football Preview Guide: Week Eight

'College Gameday' returns to Florida State, Jay-Z and Beyonce with a legendary picture, John Cena and Wiz Khalifa hit the airwaves, Michigan Bye Week Blues, and much more... Time to catch your breathe after two outstanding weeks of college football action. Back-to-back weeks saw the state of Mississippi on center stage and, much to the surprise of many, Ole Miss and Mississippi State proved their merit. Mississippi State climbed up to the #1 to become the top team in the nation, and deservedly so, after beating 3 Top 10 opponents.  The Bulldogs have a bye week at the perfect time and now...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Inside the Numbers: Will Michigan Go Bowling?

With a 3-4 record heading into its first bye week, Michigan must win three of its final five games to be bowl-eligible. Do the Wolverines have high odds of participating in a bowl game this season? Find out below. The expectation is to win the Big Ten championship. Michigan fans have heard Brady Hoke express this sentiment about -- oh, I don't know -- maybe a bazillion times the past four years. For example [emphasis mine]: We've won 42 Big Ten championships. The goal every year -- and I have told the players -- the expectation is to win the Big Ten championship. And that is where it...
Maize n Brew Oct 16, 2014

Thursday Morning Brews (10/16/14)

Looking at the nation's best running backs. Top Ten Running Backs Running backs rely on many things - their offensive line, an instinctive offensive coordinator, and a steady quarterback. They rely on being able to find daylight the moment they get the ball, or else even the best will fall for a loss. This list tries to strip away those variables, and focus instead on just the running backs. With that said, it's an impossible task. And while all of them are working with different offensive lines and different offenses, the pure stats can't be thrown away, either. It's a conundrum of...
Maize n Brew Oct 15, 2014
Michigan coach Brady Hoke familiar with 'Atomic Dog,' praises Dennis Norfleet's energy

Michigan coach Brady Hoke familiar with 'Atomic Dog,' praises Dennis Norfleet's energy

Michigan coach Brady Hoke is familiar with George Clinton's "Atomic Dog"... Sort of. ANN ARBOR -- Dennis Norfleet wanted to electrify the Michigan fan base last Saturday with his dance moves. He did just that when breaking out some serious moves while awaiting kicks on special teams. A regular appearance throughout the season, nothing compared to the show Norfleet put on for the crowd of over 113,000 under the lights. Not only did George Clinton, the mind behind the song he danced to, approve of the electrifying dance moves on Twitter, so did his football coach. (Quotes obtained...

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