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November 5, 2011

Michigan Newsstand - Nov.5

FEATURED HEADLINE

Iowa's big and balanced offense, Kinnick Stadium are Michigan's biggest obstacles
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
In this video report, AnnArbor.com sports reporter Kyle Meinke says it starts with the Wolverines' young linebackers slowing down bruising Iowa running back Marcus Coker ... but don't forget the size advantage that 6-foot-4 receiver Marvin McNutt will have against Michigan's secondary.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

From the film room: Kyle Kalis' senior highlights
TheWolverine.com
Michigan four-star offensive line commitment Kyle Kalis is one of the state of Ohio's best players. TheWolverine.com saw him in action a few weeks ago and captured his film.

FOOTBALL

Michigan must deal with stadium noise at Kinnick Stadium
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
With 70,000 fans packed into Iowa's Kinnick Stadium, there's a roar and enclosed feeling on the sideline. That's what the Michigan players and coaches will face at noon today when the Wolverines visit the Hawkeyes.

Michigan's Ryan Van Bergen: 'There's no one in college football as strong as Mike Martin'
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
Mike Martin can bench press 225 pounds 40 times -- something only six players have done in the past six years at the NFL Combine -- and is one of the strongest players ever to play for the Michigan football team.

U-M's Gallon gets the jump on defenders
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News
Michigan's 5-foot-8, 180-pound sophomore wide receiver, who never played the position while at Apopka (Fla.) High, has distinguished himself this season as a big-play receiver.

Iowa 'awful against mobile QBs' but offers some challenges to Michigan, says Hawkeyes beat writer
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
Iowa beat writer Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette says the Hawkeyes could send an extra player into the box to spy on quarterback Denard Robinson, but still expects them to struggled against Michigan's junior quarterback.

Detroit News predictions: Michigan at Iowa
The Detroit Free Press Staff The Detroit Free Press
Detroit news columnists offer predictions for the Wolverines' matchup with Iowa

FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE

Coker, McNutt and Prater big reasons why Iowa football team is tough at home
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
Why is the Iowa football team dangerous at home? Beyond the 39.2 points per game the Hawkeyes average at Kinnick Stadium, there are some key players. Here are three to know as the Michigan football team heads to Iowa for a noon game Saturday.

College football: Michigan defense gets tough
Steve Batterson WCFCourier.com
As they prepare for Saturday's game at Iowa, the 13th-ranked Wolverines have built a 7-1 record around not only the elusive offensive skills of quarterback Denard Robinson, but around something that was equally elusive during Rich Rodriguez' three-year reign in Ann Arbor - a solid defense.

WOLVERINES IN THE NFL

Steelers' LaMarr Woodley out for game against Ravens
The Associated Press USA Today
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley will not play Sunday night in the AFC North showdown against the Baltimore Ravens due to a hamstring injury sustained in last week's win over New England.

BASKETBALL

Michigan edges Wayne State in exhibition opener
Rod Beard The Detroit News
U-M was far from perfect, but played well enough to top Wayne State, 47-39, Friday night in the Wolverines' first game in renovated Crisler Arena.

Burke turns in solid debut in exhibition win
Andy Reid TheWolverine.com
Five minutes into Friday night's exhibition game vs. Wayne State, with a sluggish start to the game and a 6-6 knot on the scoreboard, the future of the Michigan basketball team's point guard position stepped onto the court.

Glenn Robinson III: Mitch McGary has a ton of energy
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
Robinson's conversations with McGary centered on a number of issues; one that stood out about Michigan was that all of the Wolverines improved. From the start of last season to the end, Robinson and McGary noticed that every player was better at season's end.

HOCKEY

Western Michigan outlasts Michigan hockey team, 3-2
AnnArbor.com Staff AnnArbor.com
Western Michigan right wing Dane Walters scored with less than a minute remaining as the Broncos beat Michigan, 3-2, Friday at Yost Ice Arena in a matchup of top-10-ranked teams.

RECRUITING

De La Salle cruises to easy win
Tim Sullivan TheWolverine.com
In a game that was billed as a city championship between Warren De La Salle and Warren Mott, the Pilots were never threatened en route to a comfortable 35-6 win in the MHSAA District Final.

Two more offer Shallman
Josh Helmholdt Rivals.com
Detroit Catholic Central jumbo athlete Wyatt Shallman started creating a recruiting buzz last spring, and has continued to generate major college interest this fall. In recent weeks he has added two new offers to the two he received pre-season.

AROUND THE NATION

Penn State AD Tim Curley faces charges
The Associated Press ESPN.com
Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and another school administrator were charged with perjury and failure to report in an investigation into allegations that former football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young men, authorities said Saturday.

Sorry, LSU-Alabama fans, no losers allowed in title game
Drew Sharp The Detroit Free Press
College football has the best regular season of all the major sports because there are extreme consequences for a loss. How could tonight's game come anywhere close to being a Game of the Century if it's subject to a potential rematch in another two months?

Big East sues West Virginia over bylaws
Andrea Adelson ESPN.com
The Big East Conference filed a lawsuit of its own against West Virginia on Friday, in an attempt to force the school to comply with conference bylaws and wait 27 months before leaving for the Big 12 Conference.



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