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ESPN ranked Michigan at No. 16 in its three-year future power rankings. The Wolverines were at No. 6 last year.

Michigan falls in ESPN’s 3-year future power rankings; former Ohio State coach trolls Wolverines

Tolly Taylor

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Michigan falls in ESPN’s 3-year future power rankings

ESPN’s annual attempt to predict the best programs in the nation through the 2020 season has the Wolverines at No. 16 and Michigan State at No. 17. ESPN examined rosters and polled coaches to create its list. At No. 16, Michigan dropped 10 spots in a year after being No. 6 in ESPN’s future rankings last summer.

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Former Ohio State coach trolls Wolverines

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel didn’t miss his chance to make a joke at Michigan’s expense on Monday. Playing at William White’s golf fundraiser in Dover, Ohio, Tressel watched as a Michigan fan hit his ball short on a par 3 and commented, “Typical Michigan, coming up short.”

Shea Patterson will turn pro in something other than baseball

Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi quiets Michigan fans’ concerns about Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson: He’s not going pro in baseball. The Texas Rangers selected Patterson in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft last week, but even Rangers senior director of amateur scouting Kip Fagg acknowledged that Patterson would play for the Wolverines this fall.

Michigan’s Ben Mason might play 2 ways

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier this spring that Ben Mason, a sophomore fullback, could see time at linebacker this fall, though it’s unclear how much. He played both positions in the spring before a meniscus tear sidelined him.

A mother’s fight motivates signee Ben VanSumeren

Lenzi writes about Michigan 2018 signee Ben VanSumeren, a 3-star fullback. VanSumeren found out that his mother had breast cancer the summer before his senior year of high school.

Michigan men’s lacrosse gets new assistant coach

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