Notre Dame-Michigan series cancelled for 2015-17

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The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced today (Sept. 25) that the series with Notre Dame has been cancelled for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 football seasons. The Irish informed Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon prior to kickoff of the match-up Saturday in South Bend. [Read more…]

Alabama vs. Michigan at Cowboys Stadium will be prime time

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The Michigan Wolverines, in conjunction with ABC, announced today kickoff times for the Sept. 1 Cowboys Classic contest against the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Nov. 24 contest at Ohio State.

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Michigan Wolverines’ Taylor Lewan: next big OL NFL Prospect

The Big Ten has been great at producing offensive linemen prospects for he NFL lately. The Wisconsin Badgers are a factory, but there’s also been a bunch in the few year coming out from the Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines.

Who’s the next Jake Long? Maybe Michigan junior left tackle Taylor Lewan.

Part of what makes these o linemen from the league so tough is who they’re constantly facing off with- great defensive lines, Whether in practice scrimmaging or in game, so many linemen are practicing their craft vs strong defensive lines.

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Michigan Wolverines, Big 10 announce 2015, 2016 conference schedules

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The University of Michigan football team in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference announced today (Monday, May 21) the conference schedules for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The Wolverines will open the 2015 and 2016 conference slate with in-state rival and Legends Division foe Michigan State.  U-M will travel to East Lansing on Oct. 3, 2015 and host the Spartans on Oct. 1, 2016 in Michigan Stadium.

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Wolverines, Illini Enter Top 25; Buckeyes, Spartans Drop Out

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The Big Ten saw two teams drop out of the national polls this week; only to be replaced by two different teams. The Michigan Wolverines, who were on the cusp of the rankings last week, entered for the first time this college football season at #22.

Fresh off their 31-3 pasting of their little sister Eastern Michigan from slightly down the road, the Wolverines will take on their mentor’s former employer in the San Diego State Aztecs. Let the Brady Hoke Bowl begin.

And the Illinois Fighting Illini, who came in with zero total votes in both polls the previous week checked in at #24. Their HUGE win over #18 Arizona State.

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Michigan Wolverines Defense: Very Opportunistic Through First 2 Weeks

Last year, the Michigan Wolverines defense was bad. Really bad. Ranking near the bottom for pretty much all the major categories among the big boys of college football.

It’s no surprise that Defensive Coordinator Greg Robinson and Head Coach Rich Rodriguez had to go. It’s difficult to say how much better the unit is this year under the new management. For one, it’s only been two weeks, and two, the first game was only three quarters long (lightning danger postponed it).

We can say this however, they look a little better thus far. Especially when it comes to forcing key turnovers, and getting crucial stops by getting the ball back.

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Desmond Howard to be Honored at Halftime of Wolverines-Notre Dame Game

Desmond Howard will be jointly honored by the National Football Foundation and the University of Michigan September 10 with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute during halftime of the game between Michigan and Notre Dame. The most iconic player in Wolverines history and the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner, Howard became the first receiver in history to lead the Big Ten in scoring while helping the Wolverines to three conference titles and two Rose Bowls during his time in Ann Arbor.

He’s forever known for his trademark Heisman pose, but his recent ESPN Gameday “that’s not a purse, it’s a man satchel” ad with Erin Andrews is pretty awesome. Watch it after the jump

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Michigan Wolverines Safety Wins Weekly National Defensive Award

Preparing to face Notre Dame and an offense that put up over 500 yards of total offense in the first week, the University of Michigan had another reason to feel confident heading into the first night game in the 133 year history of UM football.

Under the lights (“turn up the lights in here baby, extra bright I want y’all to see this“) and under the national college football microscope this week, with ESPN Gameday in town, the biggest question mark for big blue the season is the defense. And that’s understandable given how they had one of the worst defenses among all schools in the BCS automatic qualifier conferences last season. It’s too early to say much better they’ll be in 2011.

But this is promising: Wolverines safety Jordan Kovacs was named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week on Tuesday (Sept. 6).

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