1. Michigan Basketball: Hopes Remain High for Wolverines Next Season

    With a manic eruption of joy and an irrepressible carnival atmosphere in Crisler Arena, the Michigan basketball team, far less celebrated than the one featured in The Fab Five ...

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  2. Michigan Basketball: ESPN Succeeds With 'The Fab Five' Documentary

    Of all the great documentaries that have ever been committed to film, one of the most unfortunate omissions, whether it is by accident or by choice, is the lack of any truly memorable ...

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  3. Michigan Football 2011: 4 Changes You Can Expect To See Under Brady Hoke

    For nearly 40 years Michigan football has been built around Bo Schembechler's style and sensibility. It has existed for so long, in fact, that it managed to sustain a feat of longevity that is almost unheard of in sports today...

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  4. Michigan Football: Defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison Is a Necessary Hire

    Brady Hoke has accomplished in only a few weeks what Rich Rodriguez had failed to do in three years on the job: hire a defensive coordinator who is both a proven and capable extension of the coach's football philosophy...

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  5. Michigan Football: Brady Hoke Decision Is a Wild Gamble

    From the start, Rich Rodriguez was put into the unfair and impossible situation of having to prove that he wasn't simply a cynical career opportunist whose loyalty was subordinate to his ambitions...

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  6. Michigan Football: Rich Rodriguez Deserves To Succeed

    Rich Rodriguez, in the darkest moments of his career, seems to draw heavily upon his past experiences...

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  7. Michigan-Ohio State Football: 10 Memorable Games In Rivalry's History

    Tomorrow Michigan and Ohio State will embark on the 107th meeting of the most prestigious rivalry in college football. The hatred between the two states transcends sports...

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  8. Michigan Football: Is the Penn State Game a Must Win?

    I am not sure which is more shocking: Michigan rolling up 522 yards on Iowa, the 13th best defense in the country, or that despite the yardage, Michigan only scored 28 points...

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  9. Michigan Football: Does Denard Robinson Have the Receivers To Win?

    Michigan will not be mistaken for anything other than a running team, but that doesn’t mean that the passing game hasn’t been impressive so far this season...

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  10. Michigan Football: Denard Robinson Has Growing Pains Against Spartans

    From the beginning Saturday, Michigan did not miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. This was immediately apparent after the first two scoring drives were quickly dashed up upon the rocks by unscrupulous mistakes...

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  11. Michigan Football: Spartans Will Measure the Progress of the Wolverines

    The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry always has its own highly individualized brand of tribalism. The Ohio State game is different...

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  12. Michigan Football: Five Things to Watch as Wolverines Battle Indiana

    The history of the Michigan-Indiana series is one of quiet domination: since 1968 Michigan is 31-1. Indiana hasn’t won a matchup in the series since a 1987 upset in which Jamie Morris ran for 152 yards...

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  13. Michigan Football: Wolverines Still Have Room To Improve Entering Big Ten

    In stark contrast to the rich history of Michigan football, the defense over the past few years has been bad enough to instill a new generation of fans with a congenital terror—even during large blowouts, that terror manages to resurface...

    Jacob Stutsman Written by Jacob Stutsman about almost 4 years ago 2,650 reads 31 comments

  14. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Analyzing the Wolverines Defense

    Sports hyperbole is fraught with exaggerated language, but Saturday's game certainly evoked the heights of tragedy and lows of despair, a somewhat cruel reminder that the season is still delicate and fragile...

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  15. Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Offensive Success Now Depends Upon Denard Robinson

    Though the Michigan vs. Notre Dame contest was in danger of becoming subordinate to other big matchups this year and falling into neglect...

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  16. Michigan Football: Five Things We Learned From Week One

    The state of Michigan football was far less certain a few days ago. For most of the summer, the defense was in disarray, the quarterback situation was one of those known unknowns, and ...

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  17. Michigan vs. UConn: Reliving An Insider's Saturday at Michigan Stadium

    Fandom is an irrational endeavor. It demands sacrifice for a meaningless cause, and it requires an annual trip to the school’s sacred ground under threat of intemperate weather ...

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  18. Michigan Football: Wolverine Rushing Attack Leads The Way

    Last year Michigan was ranked 25th nationally in rushing yards per game, a clear improvement upon the feckless 2008 addition and comparable to the 2006 and 2003 seasons. But Michigan still had an agonizing tendency to be stifled by good rush defenses...

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  19. Michigan Football: Is UConn A Must-Win For Rich Rodriguez?

    Legends naturally have a special kind of greatness for which no case needs to be made, but even in a history full of great coaches, Bo Schembechler was a rare exception. His case for greatness makes itself...

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  20. Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry Should Keep the Tradition Alive

    The Michigan-Ohio State game was always going to be the first casualty in a full scale Big Ten revolution. With the drumbeat of expansion at full bore, it was only a matter of time ...

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  21. For Michigan Wolverines To Succeed, Tate Forcier Must Soar

    Tate Forcier's grip on the starting position may well yet prevail, but first he will have to weather the vagaries of success that accompany erratic freshman play...

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  22. Lane Kiffin Does Things His Way, Whether or Not It's the Right Way

    In the nascent stages of the hate-mongering that is likely to ensue, it is easy to dismiss Lane Kiffin as a megalomaniacal 2-D caricature, an artifact of sordid and passionless ambition who hides an inner devil behind the suave smile...

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  23. The Heisman Gets Defensive Minded, But It's Not Enough

    The Heisman Trophy, with its outstretched hand and the kind of running posture that seems preconditioned to promulgate the myth of its own offensive man of action, is modeled after Ed Smith, ...

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  24. Notre Dame's Coaching Search a Success

    For a brief moment in time, while the laconic coaching search was just beginning to germinate, some Notre Dame fans were devising scenarios in which Urban Meyer is suddenly brought low by the ...

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