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Brady Hoke says Michigan football team has shown great chemistry during offseason

Brady Hoke was clear that he couldn't put a finger on what was missing from last season's 7-6 team. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

The way Brady Hoke looks at it, nothing is different this offseason in terms of pressure and urgency coming off a 7-6 season than it was after an 11-win record and Sugar Bowl victory his first year as Michigan's head coach. More

Brady Hoke: QB Devin Gardner 'might' be starter if Michigan played today

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is the incumbent starter heading into next season. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Gardner sounded confident even after a sub-par showing during the final spring practice, a public practice/scrimmage April 5 at Michigan Stadium, that he had not lost any ground to his competition. More

Media gets look at Michigan's renovated Schembechler Hall

A statue of Bo Schembechler rests at the the entrance to the new museum at Towsley Museum. Max Ortiz / Detroit News

Local media were given a tour on Friday of the newly renovated Schembechler Hall, which houses Michigan's football offices and Towsley Museum, featuring interactive displays, retired jerseys, a 'Win Wall' featuring a football for each of the program's 910 victories, and a variety of artifacts... More

SI mock NBA draft: 2 Michigan State players, 3 from Michigan go in first round

Guards Gary Harris of Michigan State, left, and Nik Stauskas of Michigan will be lottery picks, according to an SI mock draft. The Detroit News

The 76ers, who are expected to have two top-10 picks, will use the 10th pick on Michigan State guard Gary Harris, Chris Mannix wrote, calling him 'a capable scorer and a strong defender who should fit in well alongside Michael Carter-Williams.' More

Spartans pursue smart, athletic Ohio DT Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson is ranked the No. 24 defensive tackle in the nation for the 2015 class by Scout.com Photo by Scott Reed / SWOF

As the spring evaluation period begins and schools head out to visit top prospects across the country, Michigan State actually received a visit from one of their top targets as Cincinnati La Salle junior defensive tackle Jordan Thompson came to town. More

Lacey Holsworth remembered for grace, toughness at MSU memorial

Michigan State senior Adreian Payne performs a 'silent dunk' while his teammates look on during the memorial service for Lacey Holsworth in Breslin Center on Thursday evening in East Lansing. Dale G. Young / The Detroit News

About 2,500 people wearing bright colors Thursday evening came out to the Breslin Center to celebrate the life of Lacey Holsworth. More

Kentucky's James Young, Duke's Jabari Parker declare for NBA draft

James Young helped Kentucky reach the NCAA Tournament championship game, where it lost to Connecticut. Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was 'an honor for us to have him in our program.' More

Bracelets, T-shirts honor 'Princess Lacey'; all proceeds go to MSU super fan's family

The bracelets are available at the MSU Union and at lovelikelaceydonations.com. Special to Detroit News

One group is selling 'LoveLikeLacey' bracelets, while another is selling 'LoveLikeLacey' T-shirts – with every penny of the proceeds going to the family of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth, the Michigan State super fan who last week lost her battle with cancer. More

Michigan's Caris LeVert pondered entering NBA draft

Ethan Czajkowski, 9, of Brownstown Township, gets a good look at the Big Ten championship trophy at the basketball banquet on Wednesday night. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

Sophomore Caris LeVert said that he submitted his name to the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Council to evaluate his potential in the NBA draft. But LeVert said that he was only getting information and will not leave Michigan after his sophomore season. More

Memorial for 'Princess Lacey' is Thursday at Breslin Center

Lacey Holsworth, blowing a kiss to Adreian Payne at the NCAA Tournament, died April 8 after a two-year battle with cancer. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

The Lacey Joy Elizabeth Holsworth Life Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Breslin Center as a memorial to honor the life of the 8-year-old from St. Johns who died last week after a two-year battle with cancer. More

Emotional Jordan Morgan wins four awards at Michigan basketball banquet

Michigan sophomore Nik Stauskas signs a basketball before the team's banquet Wednesday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

The Wolverines celebrated — with a gathering of 600 family, friends, alums and fans — a season that included an outright Big Ten championship, a trip to the title game of the conference tournament and a loss in the Elite Eight. More

Forward Marvin Clark signs with Michigan State

Forward Marvin Clark signed a national letter of intent to play at Michigan State next season, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-7, 219-pounder from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, verbally committed last month. More

Dave Brandon explains Michigan's silence on Brendan Gibbons case

From left, Lions president Tom Lewand, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany discuss topics during Wednesday's forum at Ford Field. David Coates / Detroit News

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon would not talk specifically about the expulsion of former football player Brendan Gibbons but did explain why there has been no comment on the situation. More

New Michigan football radio team will be 'very familiar' to U-M fans

Jim Brandstatter, left, has been the analyst with Frank Beckmann, who retired as play-by-play man. John T. Greilick / Detroit News

Athletic director Dave Brandon said Wednesday it was important to have radio announcers with some connection to U-M. Frank Beckmann, the longtime voice of the Wolverines, retired after last season. More

Torii Hunter Jr., son of Tigers outfielder, ready to blaze his own trail at Notre Dame

Torii Hunter Jr. runs after a catch in the Notre Dame spring game on Saturday. Joe Raymond / Associated Press

The interviews that start and end with questions about his baseball-playing father — Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter Sr. — and dismiss his own identity are less frequent. More

Michigan State DL Lawrence Thomas aims at playing up to expectations

Michigan State defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas could be on the verge of dominating this season. Al Goldis / Associated Press

Lawrence Thomas understands the frustrations of some Michigan State fans who wonder if the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive lineman will finally live up to his five-star billing. More

Michigan State's Gary Harris, Branden Dawson make separate but predictable moves

Sophomore Gary Harris decided to enter the NBA draft. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Late Monday, sophomore Gary Harris decided to forgo his final two years of eligibility and make himself available for the NBA draft. But on Tuesday afternoon, Michigan State officials announced junior Branden Dawson would be back for his senior season. More

Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. suspended for spring practice

Macgarrett Kings Jr. had 43 catches for 513 yards last season. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Michigan State wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been suspended for spring practice because of a violation of team rules, coach Mark Dantonio said on Tuesday. More

Caris Levert stands to have major role with Michigan next season

Caris LeVert raised his scoring average 10 points to 12.9 this season. Robin Buckson / Detroit News

With Tuesday's announcement that Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III were declaring for the NBA draft, Michigan lost two of its top three scorers. But the outlook still is bright for the Wolverines, coming off an outright Big Ten title and a spot in the Elite Eight. More

Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III leaving Michigan for NBA

Coach John Beilein said during Tuesday's press conference that Mitch McGary hasn't decided and is still gathering information. 'He's looking at all the possibilities,' Beilein said of McGary. More

Gary Harris follows 'dream,' leaves Michigan State for NBA

Gary Harris led Michigan State to the Big Ten tournament championship this season. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Harris averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season and was named All-Big Ten first team. It is expected that Harris will be drafted in the middle of the first round, possibly even among the lottery picks (first 14). More

Monday's college football roundup: NCAA lobbies against a union

Chad Kelly has been dismissed from Clemson's football team after disagreeing with coaches during team's spring game. Tyler Smith / Getty Images

In a set of talking points issued to school leaders late last week, officials from college sports' largest governing body urged them have a unified voice on the topic that could dramatically alter college athletics. More

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