U-M hoops ranked in top five of preseason coaches poll
Written by Matt Pargoff   


The Michigan basketball team suffered as disappointing finish to the 2011-12 season, struggling late in both the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. With key plays such as Trey Burke returning, plus the addition of a highly touted freshmen class, the Maize and Blue are earning national respect in the USA Today Coaches’ preseason poll.

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Video/transcript: Hoke mid-week talk on MSU
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Michigan head coach Brady Hoke met with the media early Wednesday afternoon to discuss the team heading into the game with Michigan State this weekend. Keeping his comments very short, it was the quickest press conference this year. See the complete video or read the transcript from the press conference.

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Improved Demens focused on Spartans
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Senior linebacker Kenny Demens did not have the start to the season that he would have hoped. Early in the year, the Wolverines struggled in defending the run and the veteran starter saw his playing time steadily cut into by true freshmen. Over the last three games, however, he has made steady strides and controlled his position while seeing the defense perform at a very high level.

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Borges sees challenge facing MSU defense
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Against Michigan State a year ago, the Wolverine offense scored its fewest points of the season, falling to defeat in a 28-14 contest. After a successful opening drive that covered 80 yards, the Maize and Blue managed just 170 total yards for the remainder of the game. Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges is focused on ensuring a better effort this Saturday when the Wolverines face their in-state rival.

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Campbell motivated to end streak

Written by Ben Szilagy


Growing up watching in-state rivalries is a part of a football player’s life. Rivalries are as natural as snap counts or learning a playbook. Simply put, rivalries are important. That was the message during Monday’s press conference. Hoke made sure that each one of Michigan’s rivalries are important no matter who it is: “Ohio” State, Minnesota, Notre Dame or Michigan State.

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