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April 8, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - Apr. 8

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Michigan football offensive coordinator Al Borges discusses his philosophy on player development
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
Offensive coordinator Al Borges peeled back the curtains a bit on his philosophy of player development last week. It includes two key concepts that he refers to as "body learning" and "functional intelligence."

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Michigan basketball signees Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III in all-star games again Saturday
Nick Baumgardner AnnArbor.com
The tour of spring break all-star games continues for Michigan basketball signees Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III.

FOOTBALL

Football legends patch a unique way to honor Michigan greats
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News
Desmond Howard's number wasn't retired, but he became the school's first "football legend." The jersey, worn by receiver Junior Hemingway last season, will always carry a patch with Howard's name. This way, the number remains in circulation and it embodies something more than just a number.

U-M spring football: fantasy draft, rounds 1-6
Michael Spath and Andy Reid TheWolverine.com
Michigan's spring game is exactly one week away and while U-M won't split the rosters in two and play maize vs. blue, that didn't stop TheWolverine.com from doing so. Here are Michael Spath and Andy Reid's first six picks ...

U-M spring football: fantasy draft, round 7-12
Michael Spath and Andy Reid TheWolverine.com
Michigan's spring game is exactly one week away and while U-M won't split the rosters in two and play maize vs. blue, that didn't stop TheWolverine.com from doing so. Here are Michael Spath and Andy Reid's round 7-12 picks ...

Michigan Spring Game: Latest Wolverines News Headed into Big Day
Gabe Zaldivar TheNewsHerald.com
The start of the season is not as far off as you might think. Crucial aspects must be tied up making the upcoming spring game for the Michigan Wolverines an important one.

BASKETBALL

New Michigan PG commit Spike Albrecht ideal for John Beilein's system
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
When Beilein watched Albrecht -- U-M saw him once at a game, seven other games on film and once at an open gym -- he saw a 6-foot-1, 180-pound player running a similar offense to his ideal.

FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE

Big Ten tour: Reports from Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska and Iowa football camps
The Associated Press AnnArbor.com
Taking a tour of several Big Ten spring football camps via reports from The Associated Press.

RECRUITING

Adidas Best of the Midwest Invitational notes
Tim Sullivan TheWolverine.com
The Maximum Exposure group, in conjunction with Adidas, held the Best of the Midwest Invitational at Concordia University in Ann Arbor this afternoon. Over 200 prospects from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and even Florida and California participated in the event. Coaches from Maximum Exposure held combine testing, and coaches from Concordia oversaw positional drills and 1-on-1 competition.

Levenberry has a blast on week-long FSU visit
Michael Langston Warchant.com
Woodbridge (Va.) four-star LB E.J. Levenberry Jr. got a great impression of Florida State after a weekend visit during the FSU/Florida game last year. He was in Tallahassee once again this past week, but this time it was for a week-long visit that concluded on Saturday. The extra time gave him an opportunity to feel like part of the team. He hung out with players and spent quality time with the Seminole coaching staff.

WRESTLING

Michigan wrestler Kellen Russell gets 'wildcard' bid to Olympic Trials
AnnArbor.com Staff AnnArbor.com
Michigan wrestler Kellen Russell received one of the final two freestyle wildcard selections for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials scheduled for April 21-22 in Iowa City, Iowa.

AROUND THE NATION

Boston College 4, Ferris State Bulldogs 1: Bulldogs' underdog run comes to an end in NCAA title game
The Associated Press The Detroit Free Press
Steven Whitney scored twice and Boston College beat Ferris State 4-1 on Saturday night for its fifth NCAA hockey title and third in five seasons.

MSU football: Former Spartan Rogers pleads not guilty in Saginaw
The Associated Press The Lansing State Journal
Former Michigan State and Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers has been arraigned on five misdemeanors from two unrelated incidents.

BCS memo lists playoffs as option
ESPN.com news services ESPN.com
The Bowl Championship Series is focusing on four main options for changing the system that determines college football's national champion, from minor tweaks of the current system to a full-fledged, four-team playoff at neutral sites, USA Today reported.



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