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Mike Weber announces decommitment from Michigan during Wolverines' loss to Maryland — ANN ARBOR -- Michigan has lost another football commitment for the 2015 season. This time during an actual game. Cass Tech four-star running back Mike Weber announced his decommitment from the program on Twitter midway through the fourth quarter of the Michigan-Maryland game on Saturday.
Nov 22, 2014

Ouch. Mike Weber announces decommitment from Michigan during Wolverines' loss to Maryland…

Nov 22, 2014

Mike Weber announces decommitment from Michigan during Wolverines' loss to Maryland…

Western Michigan 32, Central Michigan 20: Broncos rally after sluggish start against Chippewas — MT. PLEASANT, MI - Unknowns can play such an underrated role in rivalry games. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who would have guessed that two walk-on players on the Western Michigan University football team would make arguably two of the biggest plays in the Broncos' 32-20 win over rival Central Michigan Saturday.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Drew_on_WMU: Recap: #WMUFootball rallies after slugglish start to be Central Michigan 32-20:…

Nov 22, 2014

Recap: #WMUFootball rallies after slugglish start to be Central Michigan 32-20:…

Saline 30, Detroit Cass Tech 15: Defense and special teams punch Hornets’ ticket to Ford Field — TROY - Saline's Tyrone Miller and Stephen Slattery made memorable plays in the second half to send the Hornets to the Division 1 finals for the first time. Miller returned the opening kick of the second half 79-yards for at touchdown with his team holding on to a slim 10-7 lead.

Video: MLive writers discuss another dreary Saturday at Michigan Stadium - Video — Michigan closed its 2014 home slate with a 23-16 loss to visiting Maryland in a game that was seemingly in-hand until late blunders undid the Wolverines.
Nov 22, 2014

. @BFQuinn and I tried to break down Michigan's loss to Maryland on this video. Then it started raining. And we quit

Interim AD Jim Hackett discusses upcoming Brady Hoke evaluation, won't say if he wants job permanently — ANN ARBOR -- Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett hasn't spent much time speaking publicly about his new job, the Michigan athletic department or the job status of current football coach Brady Hoke.
Nov 22, 2014

Interim AD Jim Hackett plans to evaluate Brady Hoke, won't say if he wants Michigan job…

Nov 22, 2014

Interim AD Jim Hackett discusses upcoming Brady Hoke evaluation, won't say if he wants job permanently @MLive

53-year-old man found dead in middle of road near Ann Arbor — A 53-year-old man was found dead in the middle of the road in a manufactured home community right outside Ann Arbor Saturday morning, officials confirmed. Huron Valley Ambulance was called to Lodi Township's Orchard Grove Village at 9:11 a.m.

Central Michigan players refuse to exchange pregame handshakes, WMU responds with win — MT. PLEASANT, MI - The Central Michigan football players made it clear after the pregame coin toss Saturday there is no love lost for Western Michigan. When WMU captains Zach Terrell, Jon Hoffing, Donald Celiscar and Justin Currie leaned forward and reached out to exchange handshakes with the CMU captains, Celiscar said they were met with cold shoulders as the Chippewas walked away after officials announced the results of the coin toss.
Nov 22, 2014

When @CMU_Football players refused pregame handshakes Saturday, @WMU_Football responded with class, and a win:…

Muskegon football roundup: It's three for the show at Ford Field — MUSKEGON, MI - The drive to Detroit for Muskegon's Big Three is on. Mona Shores, Muskegon and Muskegon Catholic Central will make it a Thanksgiving feast for football fans in the Motor City. All three area teams pulled out wins in a variety of ways in state semifinal action Saturday.

PURCELL: Future remains bright for Novi volleyball after falling short in 1st title appearance — BATTLE CREEK, MI -- Although there were plenty of tears following its five-set loss to Romeo, the Novi volleyball team was still proud of what it had accomplished, nonetheless. Trailing 2-0 in both its semifinal and championship matches at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Novi showed the grit and determination of a team that has played on that stage before.

Saline defense leaves Cass Tech standout Mike Weber with no room to run in semifinals win — TROY -- Saline coach Joe Palka isn't one to lavish his team with praise, but after Saturday's 30-15 Division 1 semifinals win over Detroit Cass Tech he admitted his defense, "couldn't have played much better." During the week, the Hornets' game plan centered around slowing down Cass Tech running back Mike Weber.

WMU football defense 'kept fighting' after early deficit to shut down, knock off rival CMU — MT. PLEASANT, MI - Western Michigan senior defensive back Donald Celiscar just wanted a chance. In the first quarter with the Broncos trailing rival Central Michigan, 14-0, Celiscar said he begged WMU's coaching staff to let him cover CMU's top wide receiver Titus Davis. Celiscar was given the opportunity and he didn't let WMU down.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @JustinDacey: #WMUFootball defense “kept fighting” after early deficit to shut down, knock off rival Central Michigan:…

Ithaca 20, Boyne City 16: Late defensive stand extends Ithaca's win streak to 69 games heading into Division 6 state final — MIDLAND, MI - Ithaca's defense stopped Boyne City four times inside its own 10-yard line with less than a minute remaining to secure a 20-16 Division 6 semifinal win Saturday, extending its win streak to 69 games with a 20-16 win over Boyne City.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @HughBernreuter: Ithaca does it again, runs win streak to 69 games, longest active 11-man football winning streak in country.

PURCELL: Romeo junior Gia Milana stars in title run, should compete for Miss Volleyball as senior — BATTLE CREEK, MI -- It will be a moment that Gia Milana will remember forever. With the Romeo Bulldogs leading, 14-9, over the Novi Wildcats in the fifth set of the Class A volleyball state championships, Milana's biggest moment of a big night was about to happen.

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Nov 22, 2014

RT @lenny_padilla: West Catholic 42, Menominee 24: Falcons advance to state finals for third-straight season @MIsportsradio @GRWCatholic

Zeeland West loses quarterback to injury in state semifinal loss to Muskegon — GREENVILLE - Zeeland West's day went from bad to worse during the first half of Saturday's 20-0 loss to Muskegon in Division 3 state semifinal action. The Big Reds jumped out to a 14-0 second-quarter lead when Dux junior quarterback Casey Brinks was shaken up and needed to be helped off the field.

Tony Lippett likely to play both wide receiver and cornerback again next week for Michigan State — EAST LANSING -- There were two reasons for Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio to play his best wide receiver at cornerback Saturday in Michigan State's 45-3 win over Rutgers. A senior day sendoff for Tony Lippett, who two years ago played both ways for the Spartans, wasn't one of them.
Nov 22, 2014

Michigan State will likely keep using Tony Lippett on both offense and defense going forward

Detroit Cass Tech unhappy with reversed touchdown late in fourth quarter of Division 1 semifinals loss to Saline — TROY -- The officials in the Division 1 semifinals may have came to the correct call, but the end result upset many Detroit Cass Tech coaches, players and fans in a 30-15 loss to Saline. Officials reversed a touchdown call late in the fourth quarter that would have given the Technicians a chance to tie the game with a successful 2-point conversion.
Nov 22, 2014

Cass Tech wasn't happy about reversed TD late in semis vs @salinefootball "there's no damn replay in high school"