Jim Harbaugh is conducting part of Michigan’s spring practice over spring break, and he’s doing it at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has asked the NCAA to ban exactly that, and it’s hard to believe his motives are particularly altruistic.
Ohio State came back to beat Michigan at home tonight after nine rounds of penalty shots that only happened because Anthony Greco forced overtime by scoring the tying goal with seven seconds remaining—off the faceoff.
ESPN has gone all-in on its Latin American programming strategy, with today’s college football semifinals airing on ESPN Deportes, a Deportes simulcast on ESPN2, and on the main ESPN in Mexico. Unfortunately, some confusion still reigns as you can see in this promo that ran on Deportes (and ESPN2) during halftime of…
Michigan’s Jake Butt is one of the tightest tight ends in the nation, and was chosen as the Big Ten’s Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year. Butt, a junior, has 48 receptions for 620 yards and three touchdowns so far this season. He’s always shown immense potential, but really flourished this season under Jim Harbaugh,…
When we put this photo in our work chat room, Kyle asked if the chipmunks were dead.
Fab Five teammates Chris Webber and Jalen Rose have a famously frosty relationship. When ESPN produced a Jalen Rose-spearheaded 30 for 30 documentary about the 1991-92 and 1992-93 Michigan Wolverines, Webber was the only member of the five not to participate, and he and Rose later had a war of words over the doc. The…
As if Michigan fans weren’t having a terrible week already, ex-Wolverines football coach Brady Hoke weighed in on the flubbed punt that gave Michigan State the win.
Yes, if you’re a Michigan fan, that was one of the most shocking, most crushing losses you’ll ever experience. It’s OK to still be shaken up today. But as bad as you feel, find some solace in the fact that you’re not taking it as hard as this guy did.
After Michigan lost yesterday to Michigan State on a wild, fumbled snap, punter Blake O’Neill was the subject of death threats. This is both depressing and unsurprising, the sort of standard nonsense all athletes are subject to on social media after high profile errors.
If you tuned in to Grand Rapids ABC station WZZM for the news this evening, we’ll forgive you for not knowing that Michigan State beat Michigan with a miracle final play. That’s because the reporter on the scene, Jamal Spencer, delivered a complete live shot describing joyous Wolverines fans streaming out of the Big…
Michigan simply had to execute a punt—any punt—to beat Michigan State. They couldn’t, and the immediate and inexplicable reversal of fortune left Michigan State’s radio announcers on WJR (above) in ecstasy; it left the Wolverines’ announcers on WTKA (below) despondent.
Michigan State found victory in the most unlikely of circumstances when the Spartans returned a botched long snap on the final play of the game to turn what the world assumed would be a 23-21 Michigan win into a 27-23 loss. This is absoutely bonkers.
Ahh, a Michigan Man. Is there anything he can’t accomplish through a flourish of words and a commanding gesture? This is excellent broadcast work by ESPN, here.
Michigan punter Blake O’Neill hails from Australia, and his rugby-style punt started from inside his own five yard line and finished just shy of Michigan State’s goal line. Consider this your punting highlight of the day; it’s the longest punt so far this season.
ESPN’s College GameDay headed to Ann Arbor today for the big Michigan-MSU matchup. Here are some of the highlights.
Amara Darboh and his family fled the civil war in Sierra Leone when he was two years old, and after four years of moving across West Africa, he was eventually taken in by a family in Iowa. Both of his parents were killed in the fighting, and The Ann Arbor News has the definitive profile on him, which is worth your…
Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 16 Michigan.
Fans of the Michigan football and men’s basketball teams hoping to find some recruiting or offseason workout news on the teams’ Facebook pages have been instead been greeted with softcore porn. A hacker has apparently taken over the accounts, and is posting wild, sexually-suggestive links.
Jim Harbaugh called into drive-time ratfuck Colin Cowherd’s radio show this morning for an interview, and it was spectacularly awful. Cowherd was throwing every possible question at the Michigan football coach, and Harbaugh couldn’t generate any semblance of dialogue. Cowherd ended up cutting the interview short,…