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June 8, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - June 8


Michigan football coach Brady Hoke says Denard Robinson can be an NFL QB, despite what analysts say
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
NFL analysts say Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson will have to change positions if he hopes for a career in professional football. Michigan coach Brady Hoke says that's not a decision those analysts will need to make.


Video: Shane Morris at the IMG 7-on-7
Tim Sullivan • TheWolverine.com
Michigan fans are used to seeing Warren (Mich.) De La Salle signal-caller Shane Morris in fine form, and that was once again the case two weeks ago at the IMG 7-on-7 competition in Auburn Hills, Mich.


Analyst: U-M's Roy Roundtree poised for another big-yardage season
The Detroit News
ESPN's Brian Bennett compiled a list of the most likely 1,000-yard receivers in the Big Ten in 2012, and he made Michigan's Roy Roundtree third behind Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis and Iowa's Keenan Davis.

Michigan learns 2 more football game times; MSU vs. CMU is at 3:30
James Jahnke • The Detroit Free Press
Michigan's games against Air Force and UMass will kick off at 3:30 p.m. this fall, as will Michigan State's game at Central Michigan.

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke fills out his own coaches poll, but he's not sure how valid it is
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
Hoke says he personally fills out the poll himself each week. But there's still one mighty large problem with that.

Maize N' View: Boom or bust for these U-M athletes
Michael Spath • TheWolverine.com
Brady Hoke has made it clear that in 2012, it's Big Ten title or bust for Michigan. U-M either succeeds or fails in that endeavor. It's black or white. Similarly, this fall represents one or the other, boom or bust (well, maybe not quite bust) for a group of seniors .

Michigan Football: 'Brady Hoke is being Brady Hoke'
Drew Ellis • Heritage.com
Hoke may carry a gimmick of being the coach of Michigan, but the gimmick is natural for him, not forced.


Free camp a labor of love for U-M alum LaMarr Woodley
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
LaMarr Woodley might be a multimillionaire, having signed a $61.5-million contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers last August, but the Saginaw native and Michigan football great remembers what hardship feels like.


Michigan basketball point guard Trey Burke selected to play in Chris Paul's elite guard camp
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
Burke, a Michigan basketball sophomore point guard, was selected to take part in Paul's "CP3 Elite Guard Camp" this weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C.


Most important game: Ohio State
Brian Bennett• ESPN.com
Is there ever really such a thing as an unimportant game for Ohio State? Not really for a program whose fans live and breathe Buckeyes football.


Long-snapping coach lauds Michigan's decision to add Scott Sypniewski for 2013 class
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
When Michigan's football program got a long-snapper scholarship commitment from Scott Sypniewski of Ottawa, Ill., for its 2013 recruiting class Wednesday, many fans were surprised. Not his long-snapping coach Chris Rubio, though.

Smith, Morris take part in showcase
Josh Helmholdt • Rivals.com
The Adidas Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy has built a reputation over the years for being a showcase of top talent, as well as a preview of future stars.


Michigan hockey to play Cornell at Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving weekend
Pete Cunningham • AnnArbor.com
A man identifying himself as a 2010 Cornell alumnus posted a photo on Twitter Friday morning of a promotional poster for the game. According to the poster, the game will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


Reports: Iowa incoming freshman arrested
Brian Bennett • ESPN.com
Iowa incoming freshman running back Greg Garmon has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana in his hometown of Erie, Pa., according to multiple media reports.

Barry Sanders' 1988 season has no equal
David Ubben • ESPN.com
Today, there are more than 100 FBS teams with rosters that often broach around 100 players. In simplified math, the game has seen more than 500,000 players take the field over the past 50 years. Barry Sanders' 1988 season was better than every single one of them. Nobody's really even that close.

Paterno widow, son unaware of roles in Sandusky trial
The Associated Press • ESPN.com
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's widow and son weren't told that they may be called to testify in Jerry Sandusky's upcoming child sex abuse trial before defense lawyers unveiled their list at jury selection this week.

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