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FILE - Fans cheer as the Michigan team takes the field at Michigan Stadium for an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits, college football, has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of COVID-19.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America

Aug. 12, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. Southern Cal's famed white horse, Traveler, won't be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown. No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated "Hotty Toddy” in The Grove....

TAKES OUT REFERENCE OF FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson.  Dozens of more victims who said they were molested by the University of Michigan doctor have filed a lawsuit against the school. They include a former student who claims he told legendary coach Bo Schembechler about the abuse in 1982.  (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP)

Judge: U-Mich. must tell alumni about doctor abuse lawsuits

Aug. 7, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the University of Michigan to inform alumni about a class-action lawsuit against the school over sexual abuse by a longtime campus doctor. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts intervened after lawyers argued that the university shouldn't be communicating with...

U-M gets $6M commitment to engage more business students

Aug. 6, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Two successful graduates are committing $6 million to help the University of Michigan expand opportunities for minorities and students from low-income backgrounds who want to learn about real estate and investing. Stephen Ross and Jeff Blau said they want to help students from...

Third-term Rep. Debbie Dingell wins Democratic primary

Aug. 4, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Third-term Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell has won the primary in Michigan's 12th Congressional District. The 66-year-old Dingell, of Dearborn, defeated liberal challenger Solomon Rajput on Tuesday, all but ensuring her re-election in November to the seat that is heavily Democratic....

U-M: Hunker down, students; MSU urges at-home study

Aug. 3, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is telling students to check their temperature twice a day and avoid social gatherings, work and public transportation for 14 days before returning to Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, Michigan State University is encouraging many students to think about staying at...

Ann Arbor to put tax on ballot to build affordable housing

Jul. 28, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ann Arbor voters will decide whether to raise millions of dollars through a new property tax to build or acquire housing for people with certain incomes. The 1-mill tax would cost $125 per year for a home with a $125,000 taxable value, MLive.com reported. It could raise $6.5...

Ann Arbor students likely to start new year online

Jul. 23, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan's largest school districts will likely start the new year with online instruction only. The Ann Arbor district will open classrooms to more than 18,000 students only if coronavirus conditions improve, MLive.com reported. “I don’t know if we have any...

Michigan's Livers forgoing NBA, returning to Wolverines

Jul. 17, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Isaiah Livers is returning for his senior season. Livers announced Friday he was removing his name from NBA draft consideration and said he was excited to come back to Ann Arbor. “While it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA teams who...

FILE -This July 9, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor shows Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer on Friday, July 10, 2020, toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, mandating that businesses open to the public deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one. The governor also expanded where people must have a face covering beyond indoor public spaces. Starting immediately, they have to wear one outdoors if they cannot consistently keep 6 feet from non-household members, and while using public transportation, a taxi or a ride-sharing vehicle — with some exceptions. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

43 coronavirus cases tied to party in Ann Arbor area

Jul. 14, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Washtenaw County Health Department on Monday reported 43 coronavirus cases associated with a large house party held outside Ann Arbor nearly two weeks ago, with most of those infected being between the ages of 15 and 25. Tracers identified 66 “exposed close contacts”...

FILE - This Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Harbaugh, who has two years left on his deal, says he was close to a contract extension before coping with the pandemic became a priority. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

Jul. 8, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with the COVID-19 pandemic became a top priority for all involved in the discussions. “There’s bigger fish to fry for our athletic director, or our administration, me as...