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July 31, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - July 31

FEATURED HEADLINE

Michigan's Will Campbell has been praised before, but Brady Hoke explains why this year is different
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Campbell has yet to live up to the lofty expectations that were placed upon him coming out of Detroit Cass Tech, where he developed into a five-star recruit who was among the most sought-after players in the country.

FOOTBALL

Michigan football QB Denard Robinson not offended by NFL detractors, concentrating on senior season
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
Michigan football quarterback Denard Robinson isn't offended by the NFL analysts who say he'll have to switch positions after college.

Michigan's Brady Hoke has fond memories of late dad
Mark Snyder • The Detroit Free Press
Brady and his brother, Jon, an assistant with the Chicago Bears, were schooled in the game and the profession by their father, who played for Woody Hayes at Miami (Ohio) and was a teammate of Bo Schembechler there.

Jordan Kovacs' relentless drive launched at Michigan student-body tryouts
Angelique S. Chengelis • The Detroit News
Jordan Kovacs paused for a moment, and thought about the question. Has he ever grown tired of his own story?

Michigan football adjusting its annual 'Fan Day' to avoid autograph congestion
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
The Michigan football program has adjusted its annual fan day event to avoid autograph line congestion.

Michigan's Craig Roh named to watch list for Ted Hendricks Award, given to top DE
Kyle Meinke • AnnArbor.com
Craig Roh, the Michigan football team's most experienced player, has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award.

FROM THE OTHER SIDELINE

Ohio State RB Bri'onte Dunn charged with marijuana possession
Tom Fornelli• CBSSports.com
Running back Bri'onte Dunn was one of the stars of Urban Meyer's first recruiting class at Ohio State this year, but Dunn might have to wait a bit longer before actually seeing the field in an Ohio State uniform.

BASKETBALL

Hoops AAU wrap: Derrick Walton dominates '13s
Chris Balas • TheWolverine.com
Top to bottom, the basketball prep class of 2013 is as solid as most in recent years. Harper Woods (Mich.) Chandler Park Academy's Derrick Walton continues to move up and is finding a place among the best.

Ex-Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose to join ESPN's hoops version of 'College GameDay'
Nick Baumgardner • AnnArbor.com
ESPN announced Monday that the former Michigan basketball star will become part of the network's hoops version of "College GameDay" next season.

RECRUITING

Recruiting: No commits, but Michigan's annual prospects' BBQ is a success
Tim Sullivan • The Detroit Free Press
More than a dozen uncommitted prospects rolled into Ann Arbor on Sunday, and every one of them rolled out without committing to the Wolverines. That number includes highly rated rising seniors Derrick Green, the No. 1 running back in the nation in the Rivals.com rating, and wide receiver Devon Allen, the No. 129 player in the country.

No. 1 RB talks Michigan, OSU
Mike Farrell • Rivals.com
Richmond (Va.) Hermitage running back Derrick Green got to experience the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State in many ways this past weekend as he skipped a visit to Columbus and took a long trip to Ann Arbor. The nation's No. 1 running back talks about the weekend and cutting down his list.

WOLVERINES AT THE OLYMPICS

Youngster leads USA water polo to opening win, Betsey Armstrong makes 6 saves
AnnArbor.com
Armstrong made six saves for Team USA, which never trailed in the high-scoring match. The score was tied on three occasions, the last at 8-8 early in the third period.

Wolverine Olympics Recap: July 31
Kevin Minor • TheWolverine.com
Although no past or present U-M athlete reached the podium for the first time in the 2012 games, July 30 was a successful day for the Michigan delegation. Four Wolverines moved on to the next level of their respective events, and two others played critical roles in key victories for their country in team sports.

HOCKEY

Star defenseman Jon Merrill will return to Michigan hockey team
David Goricki • The Detroit News
Michigan hockey fans received some good news Monday with star defenseman Jon Merrill telling head coach Red Berenson he was returning for his junior year.

WRESTLING

Truck-bike crash kills Pete Cornell, former U-M wrestler, Ann Arbor real estate professional
Cindy Heflin • AnnArbor.com
Cornell, 64, an avid biker, died Thursday when a semi tractor-trailer rig slammed into the back of his bike. Cornell and his two companions, riding about 100 miles a day, already had come nearly 2,700 miles and were about 790 miles from their goal, said Cornell's son, Dan Cornell.

AROUND THE NATION

Silas Redd leaning toward USC
ESPN.com news services • ESPN.com
Penn State star running back Silas Redd is strongly leaning toward transferring to USC, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad.

NCAA adds to UCF penalties
Andy Katz • ESPN.com
Central Florida received a one-year bowl ban and a one-year men's basketball tournament ban from the NCAA because of recruiting violations in the two programs, the NCAA's committee on infractions announced Tuesday.

Tim Buckley headed to NC State
ESPN.com news services • ESPN.com
Backup Penn State safety Tim Buckley has become the first player to transfer from Penn State in the wake of NCAA sanctions, while the future of a more prominent player, star tailback Silas Redd, remains in question.v



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