Undefeated no longer, Michigan basketball needs to recover quicker than last season
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan basketball team is no longer undefeated after this weekend’s loss at Minnesota, and now it needs to recover from its first setback much quicker than it did last season. After starting the season 11-0 with impressive blowout victories against three straight ranked teams, Michigan went into Saturday’s game at No. Head coach Juwan Howard of the Michigan Wolverines watches Mike Smith #12 of the Michigan Wolverines shoot a free throw against the UCF Knights during the first half at Crisler Arena on December 06, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Purdue has wins against Ohio State, Michigan State and Indiana, and is currently one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten. Northwestern has wins over Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State, and is especially tough at home.
Ben Mason backed up impassioned pregame speech during Michigan football’s win over Minnesota
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jim Harbaugh said Ben Mason made an impassioned pregame speech before Michigan football’s victory over Minnesota, then went out and backed it up. Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Ben was penalized -- and probably rightfully so -- but it was a tremendous block, tremendous, tremendous block on a tremendous player.”Mason was named one of seven team captains for Michigan during the preseason, and before the opener, he had a few words for his teammates. “Ben Mason kind of called up the team pregame ... and what he said was, ‘Joe (Milton), this is your night. Just a tremendous game by Ben Mason."
Michigan football injury update: Jim Harbaugh expects Daxton Hill, Quinn Nordin back at practice
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jim Harbaugh provided an update on the injuries to Daxton Hill and Quinn Nordin after Michigan football’s impressive opening victory over Minnesota. Harbaugh was asked Monday about the status of Hill and Nordin ahead of the game against Michigan State. You can see Harbaugh’s full comments on Hill and Nordin in the video above. “Yeah, I anticipate he will be (available to practice this week),” Harbaugh said of Nordin. Michigan State is off to an 0-1 start after falling to Rutgers.
Michigan football has crushed plenty of good teams under Jim Harbaugh -- Is this win different?
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The debut of the 2020 Michigan football team was certainly worth the wait Saturday, as it went into Minneapolis and dominated No. Since Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor in 2015, Michigan has dominated too many good teams to count on one hand. Sept. 26, 2015: Michigan beats No. Oct. 10, 2015: Michigan beats No. There’s still a long road ahead for this Michigan team.
Here are the 7 players on Minnesota’s football roster who had scholarship offers from Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – When Michigan football takes the field Saturday against Minnesota, it will do so against seven players who received scholarship offers from Jim Harbaugh. Meanwhile, three of Minnesota’s best players received Michigan offers. That’s how recruiting works in this era of college football, and it means Michigan likely prioritized each of these players differently. 47 in OhioAccording to 247 Sports, Minnesota and Michigan were the only Power Five schools to extend scholarship offers to Fleming. He also received scholarship offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Northwestern, Purdue and Illinois.
Michigan football vs. Minnesota: Which team lost more talent from last year?
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan and Minnesota both had top-20 football teams last year, but now Jim Harbaugh and P.J. READ: Here’s where 39 Michigan football transfers are playing this seasonAttrition is the theme of every offseason in today’s college football. Both teams are undergoing makeovers this offseason, but it’s pretty clear Michigan is replacing more talent than Minnesota. It’s worth noting that Michigan is inherently going to lose more talent than Minnesota in any given year because of the obvious advantages in recruiting. Michigan is used to replacing NFL talent year-in and year-out, while Minnesota’s 2019 was a bit of a surprise.
Minnesota football will have ‘number of players’ unavailable vs. Michigan due to COVID-19
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota football team will have a “number of players” unavailable against Michigan in the season opener due to COVID-19, according to Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck said Monday he knows current number of players unavailable due to COVID-19 for Saturday’s game vs. Michigan,” Pioneer Press writer Andy Greder tweeted at 11:35 a.m. Monday. News: #Gophers football coach PJ Fleck said Monday he knows current number of players unavailable due to #COVID19 for Saturday's game vs. Michigan, but he's clear he won't be sharing it. 18 Michigan vs. No. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said his team doesn’t currently have any players unavailable due to COVID-19.
10 days before kickoff: 10 reasons to be excited for Michigan football
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – After a long, strange offseason that felt like it would never end, Michigan football is just 10 days away. With 10 days left until the start of the season, here are 10 reasons for Michigan fans to be excited about their team. Joe Milton eraNobody knows if Milton will be successful as Michigan’s starting quarterback, but he sure has all the tools. Road trips to Indiana are never easy, especially in between the Michigan State and Wisconsin games. Fans have waited a long time for Michigan football to return, and as soon as it does, it’ll be pedal to the metal.
Michigan football’s season opener vs. Minnesota will kick off at night
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The 2020 Michigan football season will kick off with a top 25 matchup under the lights. 24 Minnesota will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Minnesota is one of four ranked teams on Michigan’s eight-game regular season schedule. One week after the opener against Minnesota, Jim Harbaugh’s team will host in-state rival Michigan State on Halloween. More Michigan football storiesPredictions:Lists:Player profiles: