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Agencies get funds to improve air quality, reduce congestion

Jan. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Road and transit agencies across southeastern Michigan have been awarded a total of $86 million to improve air quality and reduce congestion. The federal funding for the seven-county region is part of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, according to the Southeast...

Michigan festival's productions aim to provoke thought, talk

Jan. 20, 2020 11:04 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A three-week festival that features what organizers called “provocative” theater productions and performances in southeastern Michigan was preparing its debut this week. No Safety Net 2.0 was scheduled to open Wednesday at University of Michigan's Arthur Miller Theatre...

Daughter's fight wins full-honor burials for POWs, veterans

Jan. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Army Pfc. Robert Fletcher restarted his life in Ann Arbor after the Korean War, the trauma of combat and captivity never far from his mind. He’d survived nearly three years of extreme hunger, freezing temperatures and psychological abuse as a prisoner of war in Camp No. 5 along the...

Michigan adds Jean-Mary, Shoop to defensive staff

Jan. 18, 2020 3:36 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach, Bob Shoop as safeties coach and elevated Jay Harbaugh to special teams coordinator. The Wolverines made the announcements Saturday. Harbaugh, the son of coach Jim Harbaugh, will continue coaching running backs as well....

Joe Roberson, Michigan AD during '97 championship, dies

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joseph “Joe” Roberson, the University of Michigan athletic director who served during the football team's national championship season in 1997, died Monday, school officials said. He was 84. Roberson died at his home in Grand Blanc, near Flint, the university announced...

Watson's 20 helps No. 17 Maryland women top No. 24 Michigan

Jan. 12, 2020 2:32 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Blair Watson hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points and No. 17 Maryland used a strong start to defeat No. 24 Michigan for the second time in 15 days, rolling to a 77-49 win on Sunday. Ashley Owusu added 18 points and Diamond Miller scored 15 for the Terrapins (12-4, 3-2 Big Ten...

Michigan RB Tru Wilson plans to transfer

Jan. 10, 2020 3:37 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan running back Tru Wilson says he's planning to transfer. He announced his decision Thursday on social media. “I appreciate everything the University of Michigan has done for me these last 4 years,” Wilson said on his Twitter account. “I will graduate in...

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) drives next to Purdue forward Trevion Williams (50) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

No. 19 Michigan survives double overtime against Purdue

Jan. 9, 2020 11:54 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard knew he was getting a hard-nosed point guard when he took over as coach at his alma mater. In Michigan's senior point guard Zavier Simpson, he also saw some of himself. Howard used astrology to explain his bond with Simpson, who scored 22 points and made big shots late...

Michigan WR Nico Collins staying in school for senior year

Jan. 5, 2020 5:41 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins is staying in school for his senior season. Collins announced his plans Sunday on social media. His return should provide a boost for an offense that has to replace quarterback Shea Patterson, four starting offensive linemen and two key receivers....

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones leaving Michigan to enter NFL draft

Jan. 4, 2020 5:06 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Peoples-Jones announced his plans Saturday night on social media. The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Detroit native had 103 receptions for 1,327 yards with 14 touchdowns over his three-year...