ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Brady Hoke is inviting the young Ohio State fan who named his cancer ”Michigan” to see the Buckeyes play the Wolverines. Michigan’s coach has offered Grant Reed tickets to this year’s matchup between the two rivals in Ann Arbor. A Michigan spokesman confirmed that Hoke called Reed and his family Monday. Columbus, Ohio, TV station WCMH reports the 12-year-old Reed finished his final chemotherapy treatment a couple weeks ago. Reed’s father, Troy, tells the station his son gladly accepted Hoke’s offer. When Grant was diagnosed with cancer less than two years ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it – and he has.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — John Brogan stood at the front of his history classroom attempting to do what every good teacher does: make his class interesting and unique. He surveyed the class, which held several of the school’s athletes, and a thought came across his mind. “Consider every battle through history like a football game,” he said to his AP U.S. history class before physically moving his students from the classroom to the football field.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former players are sending support from afar, and even Tom Izzo has offered his grudging respect. Michigan is ranked No. 1 in basketball for the first time in two decades, and no matter how much the players downplay it, the spotlight will be shining on Ann Arbor for at least the next few days. Michigan hosts Northwestern on Wednesday night before going on the road for a weekend showdown at No. 3 Indiana. The Big Ten will offer few chances for a breather. The Wolverines are not even halfway through a conference schedule that still includes two games with Michigan State and a trip to Wisconsin. Michigan’s only loss of the season came at Ohio State. The Wolverines host the Buckeyes next Tuesday night.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In the coaches’ locker room of the newly renovated Crisler Center, there are floor-to-ceiling murals of two former University of Michigan greats.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trey Burke and Michigan can put aside for now the idea of being ranked No. 1 in the country. An undefeated start to the season? That too is over after the Wolverines sputtered last weekend at Ohio State. Now the focus is on a Big Ten schedule that will test Burke and his teammates plenty over the next few weeks. No. 5 Michigan plays at No. 9 Minnesota on Thursday night, part of a nine-game stretch for the Wolverines that began with the loss to the Buckeyes and will eventually include six road games. ”The level of intensity that we had in practice (Tuesday) was very high,” said Burke, Michigan’s star point guard. ”We know just from watching film that we had a lot to learn, a lot to get better, a lot of adjustments to make.” The Wolverines (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) were…
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Let The Game – and the gamesmanship – begin. Michigan coach Brady Hoke won’t even say Devin Gardner will stay at quarterback against Ohio State after flourishing in three straight starts in place of banged-up Denard Robinson . Even if it’s obvious, Hoke thinks acknowledging that fact would give the rival Buckeyes a bit of information to help them prepare for Saturday’s game at the Horseshoe. No. 4 Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) will host the 20th-ranked Wolverines (8-3, 6-1) in its finale with a shot to win The Associated Press national title. The Buckeyes, though, can’t play for the conference championship because they’re ineligible to play in the postseason as part of sanctions stemming from a memorabilia-for-cash scandal under ex-coach Jim Tressel.
ANN ARBOR — Brady Hoke considers the final Saturday of the regular season sacrosanct for the University of Michigan football program. There's no reason to change the traditional date of the Michigan-Ohio State football game.
ANN ARBOR — Michigan survived a late rally by Ohio State, dumping the Buckeyes 56-53 in a men's basketball game.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ohio State fell behind in the first half, was unable to catch up to Michigan after that and lost 56-51 in the Crisler Center tonight, falling out of first place in the Big Ten.