Our favorite photos from Michigan’s historic win over Ohio State
ANN ARBOR – Michigan football came out on top Saturday, defeating perennial rival Ohio State and securing a Big 10 championship berth. The sixth-ranked Wolverines pulled off a surprise upset Saturday, jumping ahead of second-ranked Buckeyes and cruising to a 42-27 win at Michigan Stadium. The win marks their first over Ohio State in 10 years, breaking an eight-game losing streak.mlive.com
University of Michigan women’s soccer team prepares for first competition in more than a year
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a usual February, the University of Michigan Women’s Soccer season would be over and done with but because of COVID-19, it’s just beginning. The team spoke with Local 4 about last year and their layoff from game competition. READ: COVID pandemic leads to shortage of referees for Michigan high school sportsThey ended last year on a high note. They had a Big 10 final appearance and they made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. They want to win the Big 10 and make it farther in the NCAA Tournament than they did last year.
B1G football unknown: Can the strangest season yet outrun COVID?
The Big 10 kicked off its season last weekend with some wild results – Indiana upset Penn State; Michigan defied expectations with a romp over Minnesota; and Michigan State got a bad case of butterfingers in a deflating loss to Rutgers. And for the inside take on U of M football, subscribe to the Wolverine Confidential podcast. For all things MSU football, sign up for the Spartan Confidential podcast. # # #Want exclusive insider takes on Wolverine football every day, from Aaron McMann straight to your smartphone? Click here to sign up for Wolverine Confidential texts.mlive.com
Letter from the Editor: Big 10 is moving forward with football, and COVID is bound to be right in the huddle
Three weeks ago, Big 10 fans wanted what Notre Dame had – a football season. There will be a football season, and COVID is going to hover ominously overhead like the game-day blimp. Then he voted last week with his peers to have a football season … as college campuses across the country became COVID hotspots. We should be playing, too.’ "The NBA and NHL have been playing in isolation “bubbles,” and have succeeded at keeping COVID at bay. McMann warns we should expect a football season different from one we’ve ever experienced before.mlive.com
After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo
The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not making its return to competition plans public. The person said the meeting broke up without the presidents and chancellors voting and with no set plans for them to reconvene. Still, if they act quickly Big Ten football could kickoff as soon as the weekend of Oct. 17. That schedule could set up Big Ten teams to be part of the College Football Playoff.
Big Ten football could exclude University of Michigan, Michigan State this season, Trump tweets
Big Ten members University of Michigan and Michigan State University could be excluded from the next football season, according to a tweet posted by U.S. President Donald Trump. Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football, Trump tweeted last week. A court filing disclosed on Aug. 31 showed that Big Ten Conference presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season due to the pandemic. The University of Michigans football season was originally slated to start this weekend. Trumps tweet on Sunday also comes a days after the Michigan High School School Athletic Association (MHSAA) reinstated football and other high school sports.
Trump calls on Big Ten Conference to play fall football
Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone the football season until spring, bringing some clarity to a key question raised in a lawsuit brought by a group of Nebraska football players. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football," the tweet said. Pete Ricketts has been a vocal proponent of the Cornhuskers playing fall football.