1. Michigan Football: 4 Recruiting Pitches Brady Hoke Can Use to Defeat Urban Meyer

    The border war between the Michigan football program and the Ohio State Buckeyes has intensified over the past two seasons with the arrivals of head coaches Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer ...

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  2. BCS Playoff System Will Make the Regular Season More Exciting

    Change is coming to the world of college football in 2014. A four-team playoff will replace the current Bowl Championship Series system next year, which will force teams to beef up their non-conference schedules with nationally ranked opponents...

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  3. Michigan Basketball: Who Should Stay and Who Should Head to NBA?

    Three of the Michigan basketball program's top players are projected to be lottery picks in this year's NBA draft, while another is expected to be taken before the end of the second round...

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  4. Breaking Down Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson's Legendary Rivalry

    Until the recent emergence of budding star Rory McIlroy , nothing on the PGA Tour was bigger, more entertaining or downright exhilarating than the rivalry between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson...

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  5. Michigan Basketball: Wolverines' Report Card for Final Four Win over Syracuse

    The Michigan Wolverines relied heavily on a group of unsung heroes to take down the Syracuse Orange in their first Final Four appearance since 1993. Four reserves saw action and scored 21 points to help Michigan emerge with a 61-56 victory...

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  6. Nebraska Football 2013 Spring Game: Live Analysis, Notes and Recap

    A crowd of more than 60,000 took in Saturday's annual Red-White spring game at Nebraska. Those fans saw great performances by the offense and a sluggish effort by the defense as the Red team defeated the White, 32-25...

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  7. Michigan Football: How Al Borges' New Offense Will Take Nation by Storm

    For much of offensive coordinator Al Borges' first two seasons coaching the Michigan football team, he was forced to run the spread...

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  8. Michigan Basketball: Analyzing Trey Burke's Case for Player of the Year Awards

    Without sophomore point guard Trey Burke running the show, the Michigan basketball program would not have been able to end its 20-year Final Four drought this season...

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  9. Michigan Basketball: Breaking Down Starting 5 Matchups vs. Syracuse

    The Michigan basketball program is in uncharted waters as its young group of Wolverines has them back in the Final Four for the first time since 1993, while the Syracuse Orange has ...

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  10. UEFA Europa League 2013: Players Who Will Dominate Quarterfinals

    The 2013 UEFA Europa League will kick off its knockout round of competition tomorrow afternoon, and there are four players set to dominate their respective quarterfinal matches...

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  11. Red Sox vs. Yankees: Boston Players Who Willl Keep Pounding New York

    After dealing the New York Yankees their first Opening Day loss since 1982, the Boston Red Sox will aim to keep pounding their archrival tonight. Left fielder Jackie Bradley Jr...

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  12. There's No Crying in College: The Case Against Paying College Athletes

    Over 20 years ago, the rise of the Fab Five basketball team at the University of Michigan helped spark what is now one of the most debated topics in all of sports. Should college athletes get a piece of the $871...

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  13. Michigan Basketball: Top 10 Highlights from Wolverines' Incredible Final 4 Run

    The Michigan basketball program is back in the Final Four for the first time in 20 years and there have been plenty of highlights along the way...

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  14. Michigan Wolverines' Blueprint to Beat Syracuse Orange in 2013 Final Four

    For the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, two No. 4 seeds will meet in the Final Four. Solving the Syracuse Orange's lauded 2-3 zone defense is one of three keys the ...

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  15. Michigan vs. Florida: Live Score, Highlights and Elite Eight Game Reaction

    In what seemed like an even matchup on paper, the fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines dominated the third-seeded Florida Gators from start to finish to emerge from Cowboys Stadium with a 79-59 victory...

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  16. Elite Eight 2013: Michigan's Blueprint to Beat Florida, Clinch Final Four Berth

    Thanks to some late-game heroics by sophomore point guard Trey Burke in the Sweet 16, the Michigan Wolverines are making their first Elite Eight appearance in 19 years...

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  17. Trey Burke Wills Michigan to Sweet 16 Victory over Kansas

    If there was any debate about who deserves to take home the Wooden Award, sophomore point guard Trey Burke appeared to end it by willing the Michigan Wolverines back from 14-point ...

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  18. Michigan Football: Which Wolverine Will Be the Team's Top Pass-Rusher in 2013?

    Applying pressure on opposing quarterbacks without blitzing has been a struggle for the Michigan football program since 2009, but there are four defensive ends with the ability to fix the Wolverines' issues up front this season...

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  19. Michigan Football: Week 2 Spring Practice Stock Report

    Another week of spring practice is in the books for the Michigan football program, which means there are some Wolverines rising and falling in the second edition of the 2013 seasonal stock report...

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  20. Mexico vs. USA: Draw Symbolizes a Massive Leap Forward for American Soccer

    Although the scoreboard read 0-0 when the final whistles blew on Tuesday, the United States' draw against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier feels like one of the biggest victories for American soccer in quite some time...

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  21. Heat vs. Bulls: Why Chicago Has No Chance at Ending Miami's Streak

    The Chicago Bulls will be the latest team to try and prevent the Miami Heat from extending the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, which now stands at 27 games...

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  22. Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Kansas in Sweet 16 Showdown

    The fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines appear to have returned to midseason form and will take on the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1994...

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  23. Michigan Basketball: Grading Wolverines Through Round of 32 of NCAA Tournament

    Perhaps no team in the 2013 NCAA tournament had a more impressive opening week than the fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines. The Maize and Blue pulled away from the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the second half of their round of 64 clash...

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  24. Michigan vs. VCU: Live Score, Updates and Analysis for Round of 32 Matchup

    The fourth-seeded Michigan Wolverines found out what makes them a national title contender in their 78-53 rout of the fifth-seeded VCU Rams this afternoon...

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  25. Kansas vs. Western Kentucky: Live Score and Updates for Round of 64 Matchup

    Kansas 64, Western Kentucky 57 - Final Score It may not have been pretty, but senior center Jeff Withey willed the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks to a 64-57 victory over the Western ...

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