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July 23, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - July 23

FEATURED HEADLINE

Michigan named favorite to win Big Ten title by media; Denard Robinson runner-up for offensive MVP
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Michigan received 11 of a possible 24 votes to win the Big Ten championship in a media poll that was released Sunday. Michigan State, which fell to Wisconsin in the league's inaugural title game last year, was runner-up with seven votes.

FOOTBALL

Michigan, Michigan State vs. Penn State from 1998-2011
The Detroit News
The NCAA announced Monday that Penn State would vacate all of its victories from 1998-2011. Here are Penn State's records from those years, and how the Nittany Lions fared against Michigan and Michigan State.

Rival ADs Mark Hollis, Dave Brandon ready for golf match
The Detroit Free Press
With the pairings set for Tuesday's second annual B1G AD Golf Challenge, the only remaining question is whether Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will have a pizza waiting for Michigan State's Mark Hollis.

Michigan football over-under: Will Kyle Kalis be the Wolverines' 1st freshman OL to play since 2006?
Kyle Meinke •AnnArbor.com
Kyle Kalis bulldozed defenders during a spectacular high school career, but is he ready to do the same as a freshman at Michigan next year? It's a rare for offensive linemen to play as true freshman, but Kalis could be the exception as the Wolverines search for depth.

Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr coming around to four-team playoff system
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
Former U-M coach Lloyd Carr said he thinks the selection committee is an interesting idea.

Former Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum says he'll transfer to Baylor
The Detroit News
Former Michigan receiver Darryl Stonum will transfer to Baylor, he wrote on Twitter.

Roundtable: Who is U-M's most valuable player?
The Staff of TheWolverine.com • TheWolverine.com
Even with a backup quarterback capable of starting for most Big Ten foes, Michigan would be in trouble if it lost Denard Robinson for any extended amount of time. But after Robinson, who's the second most valuable Wolverine in 2012?

BASKETBALL

Michigan basketball to host in-state foe Central Michigan on Dec. 29 at Crisler Center
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
The Wolverines will host Central Michigan on Dec. 29 at Crisler Center, marking the first meeting between the two since an early winter contest in 2007 -- John Beilein's first season as coach.

Michigan guard Nik Stauskas gets pointers from NBA's Steve Nash
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
Though Stauskas is more of a natural shooter who has grown into a driving dynamo trying to improve his handle, simply watching Nash was an education.

FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE

Figure from Ohio State scandal dead at 68
The Associated Press • Yahoo.com
Jeannette, Pa., businessman Ted Sarniak III, died on Friday at a Pittsburgh-area hospital, according to the funeral home handling the arrangements. He was 68.

RECRUITING

Chicago's High Riser
EdgyTim.com
Chicago (Ill.) DeLaSalle junior offensive tackle prospect Jamarco Jones (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) is quickly rising up the recruiting ranks this summer. Jones, who already has several scholarship offers in tow this summer is also set for a busy week of unofficial visits. Jones talks about his upcoming visits and much more in this recruiting update.

Top Gun Camp: Overall top performers
Josh Helmholdt • Rivals.com
Rivals.com's Josh Helmholdt takes a look at the top performers linemen from the weekend at the Top Gun Camp.

BASEBALL

Larkin enshrined
Kevin Minor • TheWolverine.com
Barry Larkin grew up dreaming of playing baseball for his hometown Cincinnati Reds. He not only realized that fantasy throughout his 19-year Major League career, but joined the pantheon of the game's greats as the most recent inductee into the baseball Hall of Fame July 22.

AROUND THE NATION

Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban
ESPN.com news services • ESPN.com
The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998, the organization said Monday morning. The career record of Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records, the NCAA said.

Zack Golditch wounded in shooting
Joe Schad • ESPN.com
Colorado State football recruit Zack Golditch was wounded below his earlobe early Friday morning when a bullet entered the Aurora, Colo., movie theater he was in, which was adjacent to the one in which alleged shooter James Holmes killed 12 people at the screening of the latest Batman movie.

Joe Paterno statue taken down
Don Van Natta Jr. • ESPN.com
The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library.



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