Wolverines ‘a long way’ from College Football Playoff; Michigan basketball upsets Michigan State
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Wolverines ‘a long way’ from College Football Playoff
Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press explains why he thinks Michigan is “a long way” from playing at the same level as Alabama and Georgia, the two teams in the College Football Playoff National Championship last week.
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Michigan basketball upsets Michigan State 82-72
The Wolverines upset No. 4 Michigan State in the Breslin Center on Saturday, leaving with an 82-72 victory. Michigan has now won back-to-back games against the Spartans and three times at Breslin since 2010.
Getting to 85 scholarships never easy
Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen details why it will be difficult for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh to fit every player he wants under the NCAA 85-scholarship limit. Harbaugh and fellow Michigan coaches hit the recruiting trail Friday, the first day NCAA rules allowed them to make contact with prospective athletes following a four-week dead period.
Wolverines offer 2019 Michigan State commit
On the first day of the final open recruiting period before National Signing Day on Feb. 7, while most teams were focused on completing their 2018 classes, Michigan offered cornerback Julian Barnett of Belleville. The No. 2-ranked player in the state per 247Sports is a 2019 commit of rival Michigan State.
Michigan assistant Chris Partridge reportedly turns down Alabama offer
ESPN college football writer Tom VanHaaren reported that Michigan assistant Chris Partridge turned down an offer to join Alabama’s coaching staff. Partridge would have been the 10th and final coach on Alabama coach Nick Saban’s staff.
Katelynn Flaherty becomes Michigan’s all-time leading scorer
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