My book with John Saunders out next week: “Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope.”

Hello, Loyal Readers! AS Mark Twain would say, “Rumors of my death have been exaggerated.” But two books in one year will do that. The first of them, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, which is John Saunders’ memoir of facing abuse, drugs, concussions, and depression, comes out Tuesday, and can be pre-ordered […]

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UM Hockey Coach Mel Pearson Is Not the Biggest Name – Just the Best Choice

Dear Loyal Readers, Thanks for your patience! As you might know, I’m buried deep in the Writer’s Cave these days, finishing not one but two books. The first I wrote with ESPN’s late John Saunders, titled Playing Hurt: My Journey from Hope to Despair, which will come out August 7. The second, on the Halifax […]

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Michigan’s Red Berenson Leaves Long Legacy

This week, Michigan hockey coach Gordon “Red” Berenson announced he was retiring after 33 years behind the bench. He leaves behind the greatest legacy in Michigan hockey’s long and enviable tradition – but it all hinged on a couple lucky moments that changed the course of history. Berenson loved the game from the start. When […]

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The Silver Lining to the End of Michigan’s Magical Run

The first part of this story, you probably know. The Michigan men’s basketball stunk so badly in January, just about everyone figured they’d never get to the NCAA tournament in March. They had some talent, but they were one-dimensional: all offense and no defense. Worse, other coaches said Michigan was soft and lazy – two […]

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A Week to Remember for Michigan Basketball

The Michigan men’s basketball team just finished one of the craziest seasons in program history. After a sluggish start, the Wolverines were in danger of not only missing the NCAA tournament, but even the second-rate National Invitational Tournament. When Michigan dropped three of its first four Big Ten games in January, senior Derrick Walton Jr. […]

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If You Like College Sports, You Like Northwestern

Last week, Michigan men’s basketball team traveled to take on Northwestern. For years, that trip amounted to a fun field trip for the Wolverines, a chance to pad their stats before taking on the Big Ten’s big boys. Not this year. The Wolverines and the Wildcats both entered the game in the top half of […]

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