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Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) defends Oakland forward Daniel Oladapo (4) going to the basket, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

No. 25 Michigan outlasts Oakland 81-71 in overtime

Nov. 29, 2020 9:30 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 25 Michigan desperately needed a spark after trailing Oakland at halftime. Hunter Dickinson provided it. Dickinson had all 19 of his points after halftime, helping the Wolverines outlast Oakland 81-71 in overtime Sunday night. The 7-foot-1 freshman center scored six points early...

COVID puts plans for test of new Michigan train line on hold

Nov. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EST

The coronavirus pandemic has forced supporters of a new passenger train service to northern Michigan to put off plans for test rides on the proposed 240-mile line. The Detroit Free Press cited backers of the Ann Arbor-to-Traverse City route as saying those test runs were slated to start in 2021. They are now on...

Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington (3) looks for running room as Michigan linebacker Michael Barrett (23) closes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Penn State beats Michigan 27-17 for first victory

Nov. 28, 2020 5:58 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a year when everything seems so unusual and different, Penn State at Michigan felt particularly strange. No fans, no buzz — and not much to feel good about these days for either team. “We drive up to the Big House, and there's not a car on the road," Nittany Lions...

Michigan's Cade McNamara throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Michigan won 48-42. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Michigan QB Cade McNamara expected to start against Penn St

Nov. 27, 2020 11:08 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan desperately needed a player to produce and provide an emotional lift. Cade McNamara delivered, replacing Joe Milton in the second quarter of last week's 48-42 triple-overtime win at Rutgers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to say McNamara did enough to win the job...

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Bowling Green, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Newcomers lead No. 25 Michigan to win over Bowling Green

Nov. 25, 2020 7:57 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mike Smith was in the starting lineup and made his presence felt right away. Chaundee Brown came off the bench and eventually led Michigan in scoring. These two transfers certainly look ready to contribute. Brown scored 18 of his 19 points in the second half and Smith had 16 points...

No. 25 Michigan women pull away from C Michigan 93-75

Nov. 25, 2020 3:19 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Naz Hillmon scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Leigha Brown added 22 points and No. 25 Michigan pulled away for a 93-75 season-opening win over Central Michigan on Wednesday. Hillmon went 11 for 13 from the field and Brown 9 of 13 as the Wolverines shot 62%. Hillmon helped...

Utility's application for natural gas pipeline approved

Nov. 22, 2020 10:19 AM EST

OVID, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Public Service Commission has approved Consumers Energy’s application to build a wider natural gas pipeline. The new Mid-Michigan Pipeline will be 36-inch (91-centimeter) and replace an existing, 20-inch (50-centimeter) line between Ovid, north of Lansing, and...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

FILE - In this May, 4, 2019, file photo, University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert speaks during commencement exercises in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to an investigation released Friday, July 31, 2020, Philbert, who became the school's top academic officer committed sexual misconduct during his long career, harassing graduate students and staff and regularly having trysts in campus offices. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, File)

University of Michigan paying $9.25M to abuse victims

Nov. 18, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said Wednesday it will pay $9.25 million to eight women who reported emotional or sexual abuse by a man who became the school's chief academic officer. "We thank them for their courage and we apologize to each one of them and to all survivors," the...

Michigan state trooper pulls man from burning, crashed car

Nov. 18, 2020 12:38 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — A state trooper pulled a man from a burning vehicle shortly before it was fully engulfed in flames in the aftermath of a crash in southeastern Michigan’s Wayne County, state police said. The trooper, who works at the Michigan State Police's Brighton post, was patrolling...