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July 5, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - July 5

FEATURED HEADLINE

Jacob Trouba reaffirms commitment to Michigan hockey team
The Detroit News
Michigan hockey recruit Jacob Trouba, drafted No. 9 overall by the Winnipeg Jets last month, has reaffirmed his desire to play for the Wolverines next season rather than turn pro.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Michael O'Connor NLA Interview
Rivals.com
Michael O'Connor talks about his five offers

FOOTBALL

National non-conference schedules: Syracuse, Michigan among 10 best
Matt Hayes SportingNews.com
Michigan's season-opening contest against Alabama is listed as the best non-conference matchup.

July 4 fireworks: Michigan's most explosive players
Michael Spath TheWolverine.com
Here is a look at the 10 players with the most 40-yard efforts.

BASKETBALL

John Beilein insists his recruiting philosophy hasn't changed, but his 'battles' have gotten bigger
Nick Baumgardner AnnArbor.com
John Beilein has gained large amounts of national recruiting momentum over the past year.

Derrick Walton leads three U-M basketball recruits ranked in latest Rivals 150
Rod Beard The Detroit News
With Michigan's 2012 men's basketball recruits already on campus and enrolled in summer classes, the recruiting focus shifts to the 2013 recruits.

WOLVERINES IN THE NBA

Ex-Michigan basketball guard Darius Morris re-signs with the Lakers, Cavaliers waive Manny Harris
Nick Baumgarder AnnArbor.com
One former Michigan basketball guard is staying put, while another will be looking for work.

RECRUITING

Michigan's Brady Hoke: May be time for early signing day
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
One job aspect that never stops is recruiting and, the challenge of getting early commitments as Michigan has -- with 22 already for the 2013 class -- is recruiting and re-recruiting until Signing Day in February.

Kendall Fuller planning a U-M official
Tim Sullivan TheWolverine.com
Fuller has narrowed down his list of schools to a final three. Michigan, Clemson, and Virginia Tech are the final three schools standing.

Recruiting: Detroit Loyola junior DE Malik McDowell turning heads at national camp
Tim Sullivan The Detroit Free Press
Before the Rivals Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta, Detroit Loyola defensive end Malik McDowell spent much of the spring and early summer dominating camps against competition from the Midwest. He burst onto the scene with the Midwest Elite Big Man Camp in February, and continued to impress at each subsequent stop.

HOCKEY

Maize N' View: College hockey needs to fight back
Michael Spath TheWolverine.com
Michigan fans breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when prized incoming freshman defenseman Jacob Trouba issued a statement though his family confirming what he told TheWolverine.com last Friday - he's coming to U-M. But how long will that euphoria last with two months of offseason departure rumors still to come?

SOFTBALL

With no shot at Olympic gold, two former Michigan softball players aim for world championship
The Associated Press AnnArbor.com
Jordan Taylor and Amanda Chidester won't be Olympians this year. But the former Michigan softball players can hope the near-perfect performance their American team played to win a sixth straight World Cup crown can help convince the International Olympic Committee to include the sport again in future Summer Games.

WOLVERINES IN THE OLYMPICS

Pioneer grad Kara Lynn Joyce a 3-time Olympian, Michigan's Connor Jaeger also London-bound
AnnArbor.com Staff AnnArbor.com
The final two races of the 2012 Olympic swimming trials resulted in two Olympic bids for swimmers with Ann Arbor ties.

AROUND THE NATION

John L. Smith facing bankruptcy
The Associated Press ESPN.com
Arkansas coach John L. Smith says he is making plans to declare bankruptcy as a result of several land developments gone bust in Kentucky.

Paterno family wants emails released
The Associated Press ESPN.com
Joe Paterno's family has called on Pennsylvania's attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, saying a leaker or leakers have used selective emails to "smear" the late coach and university officials.

College football's playoff will be huge, and everyone wants a piece of it
Dennis Dodd CBSSports.com
At stake is the first realistic chance for a city to call itself the college football capital of the country.



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