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July 1, 2012

Michigan Newsstand - July 1

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Michigan's Sam Mikulak named to U.S. Olympic gymnastics team
The Associated Press AnnArbor.com
The University of Michigan sophomore was picked for the U.S. men's gymnastics team for the Olympic Games on Sunday, joined by two-time Beijing medalist Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton. Danell Leyva and reigning national champion John Orozco automatically qualified for the five-man squad after the conclusion of Olympic trials Saturday night.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

2011-12 MGoBlue.com Awards: Top Plays 1-5
MGoBlue.com
The second annual MGoBlue.com awards wrap up Friday with the top five plays of the 2011-12 school year.

FOOTBALL

Dave Brandon seeks 'wow' factor when it comes to Michigan football scheduling
Nick Baumgardner AnnArbor.com
He hasn't scheduled a football game in Europe, or held one on an aircraft carrier -- yet -- but Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has certainly changed the norm when it comes to Michigan football scheduling.

Bob Chappuis: One of U-M's great ones from Greatest Generation
John U. Bacon The Detroit News
You can read about Bob Chappuis' heroics as a World War II tail gunner, or as a Michigan Wolverines tailback, just about anywhere - from his Time magazine cover story back in 1947, right up to his obituary in the New York Times last week. But Bacon's favorite stories are the ones he told his granddaughters.

BASKETBALL

Former Michigan basketball captain Stu Douglass prepares to take Pamplona, Spain, by the horns
Mark Snyder The Detroit Free Press
Even though he hasn't left for Pamplona, Spain, yet, former Michigan basketball captain Stu Douglass already feels like he's been chased by its infamous bulls.

Early 2013 NBA draft projections rate Michigan basketball's Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Mitch McGary
Nick Baumgardner AnnArbor.com
The Michigan basketball program had no presence in the 2012 NBA draft. The 2013 draft, though, could tell a different story.

RECRUITING

Michigan in the mix for Jalen Tabor
Tim Sullivan TheWolverine.com
Michigan offered Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy 2014 cornerback Jalen Tabor back in February, joining a handful of the country's top programs. Ohio State, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech, along with reigning national champion Alabama are among the 20+ offers for the 6-0, 180-pound cornerback.

Bailey in the middle of visits
Chris Nee Rivals.com
Over the past week Seffner (Fla.) Armwood four-star wide receiver Alvin Bailey hit the road and saw three of his current top 13 schools.

HOCKEY

Michigan loses freshman defenseman to the OHL
Michael Spath TheWolverine.com
Incoming freshman defenseman Connor Carrick will not enroll at Michigan this fall, instead choosing to sign with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL, he confirmed to TheWolverine.com this morning. Carrick is the second defection this summer and the 21st since 2000.

WOLVERINES IN THE OLYMPICS

Former Wolverine Jeffrey Porter qualifies for Olympics in 110 hurdles
AnnArbor.com Staff AnnArbor.com
With a head-first slide across the finish line, former University of Michigan track athlete Jeffrey Porter earned himself a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Kara Lynn Joyce now inspiring others on her quest for a third Olympic bid
Dan D'Addona AnnArbor.com
Kara Lynn Joyce is taking time to bask in the moment. As she winds down a stellar swimming career at the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, Joyce appreciates what she has accomplished even more.

AROUND THE NATION

Ohio State RB Jordan Hall out 10 weeks
Tom Fornelli CBSSports.com
Ohio State will have to start the 2012 season without the player that was likely going to be their projected starter at running back. The school announced on Saturday that Jordan Hall would be out ten weeks after having surgery on his right foot.

Report: Officials exchanged emails
The Associated Press ESPN.com
Emails show Penn State's former president Graham Spanier agreed not to take allegations of sex abuse against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to authorities but worried university officials would be "vulnerable" for failing to report it, a news organization has reported.

Michigan State, UConn To Open Season Overseas
Andy Katz ESPN.com
Michigan State and Connecticut have agreed to play this year's college basketball opener at an overseas military base on Friday, Nov. 9, prior to Veterans Day.



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