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Michigan Sports

Michigan State Spartans underdogs at No. 24 Miami

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Michigan State’s offense has been a surprise this season. So has Miami’s, in a very different way. The Spartans (2-0) are moving the football more easily than they have in years, and they’ll look to keep that going on Saturday ...

Michigan Wolverines brings running game back to the forefront

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Jim Harbaugh seems to have his best running game in seven seasons at Michigan, rotating two speedy and powerful backs behind an offensive line that has been opening huge holes. The Wolverines were so effective at moving the ball on the ground in a ...

Detroit Lions have plenty of places to look when making fixes

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — The problem facing Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell isn’t finding things to fix. It is deciding where to start. The Lions trailed the San Francisco 49ers 31-10 at halftime and 41-17 with two minutes left before a late charge brought them within ...

Michigan State Spartans roll past Youngstown State, 42-14

EAST LANSING (AP) — Payton Thorne threw for four touchdowns, including two long strikes to Jayden Reed, and ran for another score as Michigan State rolled to a 42-14 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday. Thorne connected with Reed on Michigan State’s first play from scrimmage, the ...

Michigan Wolverines handle Washington on Saturday, 31-10

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Blake Corum sprinted for a 67-yard touchdown to give Michigan a double-digit lead in the second quarter, one play after Jim Harbaugh called for a fake punt and the Wolverines pulled away to beat Washington 31-10 Saturday night. Michigan (2-0) relied on a tandem of running ...

Western Michigan University vaccine mandate for athletes still being blocked

KALAMAZOO (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday extended his order blocking Western Michigan University from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement against 16 athletes. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney issued a ruling from the bench granting the athletes the right to continue to compete and ...

Michigan Wolverines flashy wide receiver Ronnie Bell out for season

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR — Michigan Stadium was silent when Ronnie Bell went down with an injury in the season opener as more than 100,000 fans feared the worst. It was almost as if they knew what was coming. Two days later, coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Bell is out ...