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Michigan guard Zavier Simpson plays against Penn State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan's Zavier Simpson suspended, will miss Nebraska game

Jan. 27, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policies and will miss Tuesday night's game at Nebraska. “While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from. We...

Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) runs up court after hitting the go-ahead score with less than second remaining during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Dosunmu's shot lifts No. 21 Illinois over Michigan 64-62

Jan. 25, 2020 4:18 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As the final seconds ticked away in a tie game, Ayo Dosunmu was being guarded by Zavier Simpson, one of the top defenders in the Big Ten. “The one thing Ayo has is 6-(foot)-5,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. Dosunmu took advantage of his 5-inch height edge on...

Penn State guard Myles Dread (2) drives on Michigan guard David DeJulius (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Stevens scores 19 as Penn State handles Michigan 72-63

Jan. 22, 2020 10:30 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lamar Stevens started scoring right away. Then Curtis Jones arrived in the second half and helped Penn State hold on for an impressive road win. Now coach Patrick Chambers wishes his team could play again soon. “I'm almost disappointed that we have a week off here,”...

File-This May, 4, 2019, file photo shows University of Michigan Provost Martin Philbert who has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the school said Wednesday. Philbert speaks during commencement exercises in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP, File)

University of Michigan official accused of sexual misconduct

Jan. 22, 2020 8:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The chief academic officer at the University of Michigan has been placed on paid leave during an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, the president said Wednesday. Martin Philbert is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. "We take allegations of sexual...

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...