Jim Brandstatter defends Bo Schembechler amid claims he knew about U-M doctor’s abuse
Jim Brandstatter, the Michigan football play-by-play announcer is defending Bo Schembechler against allegations that the late Michigan football coach knew about athletes being sexually abused by Dr. Robert Anderson.
AFC Ann Arbor, local organizations launch new community youth program in Ypsilanti
Association Football Club Ann Arbor and Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper, in partnership with the Hart & Tay Train Foundation, the Rob Murphy Foundation and the Mighty Oak Project, have launched a new community youth program called CLR Academy.
Eastern Michigan University to rename College of Engineering and Technology after philanthropic alumni group
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University announced it will be renaming its engineering and technology college in recognition of alumni group GameAbove, which has donated a total of $20 million toward student- and faculty-based initiatives over the past 15 months. The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology name will go into effect on March 1. “The College of Engineering and Technology has a strong reputation. We greatly value GameAbove’s exceptional support of Eastern Michigan University students and faculty.”AdDean of the College of Engineering and Technology, Mohamad Qatu, said the group’s support has helped to “dramatically accelerate” the school’s ability to serve its students. To see the undergraduate and graduate level programs EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology currently offers, click here.
Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock takes over at U of Saskatchewan
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)SASKATOON, SK – Mike Babcock, the former NHL coach who directed the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup title and Canada to two Olympic medals, is taking over the University of Saskatchewan hockey team. The Huskies announced Saturday that Babcock will lead the team on a full-time volunteer basis for the next two seasons. Babcock, a Saskatoon native and former Huskies player, replaces Dave Adolph, who announced his retirement on Dec. 7 after 27 years coaching Saskatchewan. Babcock joins the Huskies after spending the past 17 seasons in the NHL, including guiding the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup championship in 2008. Babcock was fired 23 games into the 2019-20 season, his fifth with the Maple Leafs.
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan launches Spring 2021 season
(Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan)Girls on the Run Spring 2021 programming will practice enhanced safety measures due to the pandemic. ANN ARBOR – Registration will be opening soon for Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan’s spring season. This will be the organization’s 19th spring season, and its purpose goes far beyond running. Virtual programming will be available for the Spring 2021 season. (Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan)The program begins the week of March 22 and lasts eight weeks.
Detroit Lions fire special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced Monday the team fired special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs. The Detroit Lions announced today that Brayden Coombs has been relieved of his duties as Special Teams Coordinator. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 21, 2020Coombs joined the Lions this year. General manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia were fired after the Thanksgiving game loss. Reports: Lions to interview Thomas Dimitroff, Louis Riddick for GM jobMore: Detroit Lions news
Need some holiday gift ideas? Some suggestions to steer you in the right direction
Morang’s first gift ideas were from Things Remembered, which has all kinds of items you can personalize for a loved one. Morang featured a new Coach tote with tons of space, along with new tags with festive messages. Winters in Michigan make hot beverages a great gift, and Morang said you can find plenty at Taste of Tea. American Eagle has all you need for athleisure, including sweats and leggings for hanging around the house. To hear more about gift ideas, watch the video above.
EX-MSU gymnastics coach sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police about Larry Nassar case
INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. Former Michigan State University Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Tuesday for lying to police in the Larry Nassar case. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassars abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She continued to claim she didnt know anything regarding Nassars abuse of girls and young women. But two of those gymnast, who were just teens at the time, said they came to Klages pleading for help. Attorney General Dana Nessel said Klages knew about the abuse and did nothing.