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May 30, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - May 30


Rivals100 Released
The Rivals100 has been released for the first time since February and after months of in-person evaluation as well as film review, many changes have occurred.


Video: Jourdan Lewis stars for Maximum Exposure
Tim Sullivan TheWolverine.com
Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Jourdan Lewis was one of four Michigan commits competing at the IMG Midwest 7-on-7 championships over the weekend, and he impressed on both sides of the ball.


Doctors split on ex-Wolverines, Lions player Corwin Brown's mental state
The Associated Press The Detroit News
A psychiatrist and a psychologist came up with different opinions on the mental state of former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown, who is accused of striking his wife and holding her hostage in a seven-hour standoff with police at his home, a judge said Tuesday.

Opening on offensive line an opportunity for Michigan freshmen
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
The best chance for a freshman to have an impact with Michigan this fall might be on the offensive line, where only two starters return in their previous spots and experience is limited.

Borton's Blog: Magazines update
John Borton TheWolverine.com
Athlon has Michigan No. 7 in the nation, following an 11-2 season and a Sugar Bowl win. That's elite ground, although the Wolverines had better get used to it (at least between now and Sept. 1). Plenty of folks are going to be jumping on the Hoke train.

University of Michigan athletics to launch student loyalty program
Kellie Woodhouse AnnArbor.com
David Ablauf, associate athletic director for media and public relations, confirmed that the athletic department is "exploring a student loyalty program" but said that officials "haven't finalized a model for the program" or set a launch date.


Chemistry 101: John Beilein says 5 new elements will help Michigan basketball team's cohesion
Nick Baumgardner AnnArbor.com
Attrition, as John Beilein puts it, is normal. While statistics show that the Michigan basketball coach is probably right, there's nothing ordinary about having to replace five bodies inside every corner of your program.

Incoming Spartans, Wolverine named to Parade All-America hoops team
Rod Beard The Detroit News
Mitch McGary, a 6-foot-10 forward from New Hampshire, is the Wolverine recruit on the list, while Gary Harris (Fishers, Ind.) and Matt Costello (Bay City Western) represent the Spartans.

Go big or go small? With more depth and flexibility, Michigan basketball could do both next season
Nick Baumgardner AnnArbor.com
In 2012-13 -- with the addition of Mitch McGary, the development of Jordan Morgan and the improved health of Horford -- Beilein hopes his roster will be able to go big, go small and go in between, at the drop of a hat.

Michigan's Trey Burke to play less next season?
Rob Dauster NBCSports.com
This coming season, Michigan head coach John Beilein pledged to try and limit the number of minutes Burke will play.


A year after his departure, Jim Tressel carries no regrets from his time with Ohio State
Doug Lesmerises The Plain Dealer
Today is the one-year anniversary of Tressel's forced resignation from Ohio State. On May 30, 2011, the football coach's 10-year run with the Buckeyes ended over his major NCAA violations and the public criticism they created.


Michigan commit Jehu Chesson hopes track exploits translate to football field
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
Football speed doesn't necessarily correlate to track speed, and vice versa, but Chesson said participating in track has made him a better football player. He said beyond the obvious advantage of working on his speed, the hip strength he built doing hurdles has made him a more powerful runner.

Recruiting: Michigan commits come up short in 7-on-7 competition
Tim Sullivan The Detroit Free Press
Team Maximum Exposure returned to action over the weekend in Auburn Hills for their chance to earn a second-consecutive Midwest Championship. However, they fell short, losing in the semifinals to eventual champion AWP of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Death threats part of 'just sick' reaction to Michigan recruit Logan Tuley-Tillman burning OSU letter
Kyle Meinke AnnArbor.com
Logan Tuley-Tillman knew he probably would hear from some Ohio State fans when he tweeted a photo of himself burning mail sent by the Buckeyes. But he didn't expect national media exposure, and he certainly didn't expect death threats.

Nick Watkins has a connection to Michigan
Tim Sullivan TheWolverine.com
It's not every day that a top player from the state of Texas as a connection to the University of Michigan. However, for 2014 Dallas Bishop Dunne cornerback Nick Watkins, Michigan isn't just a football team a thousand miles away from home. It's also one that he's been familiar with his whole life.


ROUNDING THE BASES: Six separate stories around the Michigan diamond
Liz Nagle The Michigan Daily
A look at six different stories from the 2012 U-M baseball season.


Charge vs. Antavian Edison dropped
Adam Rittenberg ESPN.com
A felony weapons charge has been dropped against Purdue wide receiver Antavian Edison, the team announced Tuesday.

Chew to join Marquette coaching staff
Scott Powers ESPNChicago.com
Isaac Chew, a Chicago native, confirmed Tuesday he was leaving Illinois' staff for Marquette less than two months after being hired as an Illini assistant.

Campus losing ground in scheduling
Myron Medcalf ESPN.com
It seems we've reached an era where teams would rather compete in holiday tournaments in the Bahamas or neutral-site matchups in football stadiums than absorb the risk that comes with the traditional home-and-home series of old.

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