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May 6, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - May 6

FEATURED HEADLINE

U-M wants to play Pac-12 team in 2014; how about Stanford or USC?
Angelique S. Chengelis • The Detroit News
U-M athletic director Dave Brandon indicated one option is scheduling a home game with a Pac-12 team - there are two open dates on Michigan's 2014 schedule - or a home-and-home, or even both options.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Former Michigan hoopster Zack Novak nails 56-yard field goal at Big House
Kirkland Crawford • The Detroit Free Press
A 44-second video posted Wednesday on YouTube shows the 6-foot-4 Novak booting a 56-yard field goal at Michigan Stadium.

FOOTBALL

OT Taylor Lewan praises Michigan tailbacks for better running game
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan says the ability of the unit -- including reserves Justice Hayes, Thomas Rawls and Vincent Smith -- has benefited the whole running game. It also has been helped by quarterback Denard Robinson, the team's leading rusher the past two seasons.

Former Michigan tailback Mike Shaw released on first day of Redskins' rookie minicamp
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Former Michigan tailback Mike Shaw has been released by the Washington Redskins, according to a tweet posted by the team Friday afternoon.

The Wolverine Radio on Demand: May 4
The Staff of TheWolverine.com • TheWolverine.com
TheWolverine.com Recruiting Editor Tim Sullivan sits down with Rivals.com Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt to talk about Michigan's 2013 recruiting class and others across the Big Ten.

Are Michigan's Greg Mattison, Al Borges the Big Ten's best coordinators? BTN writer thinks so
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Does the Michigan football team have the best offense coordinator and defensive coordinator in the Big Ten? At least one league writer thinks so.

BASKETBALL

Michigan basketball courting guard Caris LeVert from Ohio
Rod Beard • The Detroit News
Following a tumultuous end to its season, the Michigan basketball team is shoring up its roster with four incoming freshmen - and the Wolverines may not be done.

FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE

Ohio State's Urban Meyer: Rivalry games? Now there's just one
Steve Schrader• The Detroit Free Press
The focus is on Nov. 24 against Michigan at Ohio Stadium.

RECRUITING

Recap: Columbus Elite 11
Josh Helmholdt • Rivals.com
Josh Helmholdt breaks down the standouts

HOCKEY

Jack Johnson scores OT game-winner; U.S. tops Canada at hockey worlds
The Associated Press • AnnArbor.com
Former Michigan hockey player Jack Johnson scored his second goal of the game 1:47 into overtime to lift the United States to a 5-4 win over Canada on Saturday at the hockey world championships..

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

Michigan softball team sweeps Wisconsin, U-M baseball splits at Iowa and more Saturday results
AnnArbor.com Staff • AnnArbor.com
Freshman pitcher Haylie Wagner won both games. She threw a complete-game, seven-hitter in the opener before pitching 4 2/3 innings of relief in the second game, when she allowed four runs on four hits.

AROUND THE NATION

Buckeyes lose top linebacker recruit, father says 'something is just not right' at OSU
The Associated Press• AnnArbor.com
An Ohio State recruit has told the Buckeyes he will not attend the university, according to several published reports, amid concern that a convicted sex offender had interactions with players and recruits associated with the program.

Ex-Ohio State QB Art Schlichter sentenced to 10-plus years in prison
Andrew Welsh-Huggins • The Associated Press
The painful saga of ex-Ohio State and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter came to a close today when a federal judge sentenced him to nearly 11 years in prison for scamming participants in what authorities called a million-dollar sports ticket scheme.

Detroit representatives prepping for college football championship host bid -- just in case
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
Everything is premature at this point - not much can be done without knowing if there would even be neutral sites, let alone the selection process - but Hoffman already has contacted the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl board of directors, who have been very supportive, he said.



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