Brian Manzullo Detroit Free Press Published 2:05 PM EDT May 27, 2019 Michigan summers are the best. When the weather heats up and school gets out, there is a neverending plethora of things to do and check out around this state. It takes a lifetime — and then some — to take in everything it has to offer. With that in mind, we decided to put together a list of 22 under-the-radar activities you should try this summer, whether you're a Michigander or just visiting the state. We call this "hidden gems" because you won't find the obvious candidates in here, such as Mackinac Island, Pictured Rocks or events such as Traverse City Cherry Festival. Everyone knows about those already. Instead, you'll find ideas you may have heard of but never really thought about, or destinations you've never heard of altogether. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here's our list! 1. Upper Peninsula's hidden waterfalls You've heard of Tahquamenon Falls; let's … [Read more...] about Michigan summer things to do: 22 activities you should try
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James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 8:18 PM EST Dec 1, 2018 Ann Arbor — Villanova. Check. North Carolina. Check. Purdue? Check. No. 7 Michigan delivered another resounding statement and crushed another ranked foe by rolling past the No. 19 Boilermakers, 76-57, in the Big Ten opener Saturday at Crisler Center. BOX SCORE: Michigan 76, Purdue 57 Sophomore forward Jordan Poole had 21 points and knocked down five 3-pointers to lead Michigan (8-0), which led from start to finish, shot 13-for-26 from 3-point range and kept its streak of beating opponents by at least 17 points alive. Junior center Jon Teske added 17 points and a crucial second-half 3-pointer that helped seal the win, while freshman foward Ignas Brazdeikis scored 12 and junior guard Zavier Simpson chipped in 10 points and seven assists while hounding preseason Big Ten player of the year Carsen Edwards. More: Wolverines look forward to challenge from Boilermakers' Edwards … [Read more...] about Michigan pulverizes Purdue to open Big Ten season
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 12:28 PM EST Nov 23, 2018 The big one has arrived. It'll be Michigan-Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday for the Big Ten East Division title and a shot at everything beyond. But first, a final regular season mailbag. More: In shadow of drug cartels, Shea Patterson learned to block out the noise If Michigan doesn’t win this (Ohio State game) and the Big Ten championship game is this a disappointing season considering they should win both games? — @35robert16 This is always an interesting question because it's never black and white. If you're judging this based on preseason expectations only, Michigan is probably already out-paced what most believed this group was capable of. But, as Chase Winovich noted earlier this year, expectations change. More: Michigan football at Ohio State: Scouting report, prediction If U-M loses Saturday, this would go in the books as a massive disappointment … [Read more...] about If Michigan football loses to Ohio State, is it failed year?
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 6:02 PM EST Nov 16, 2018 The Michigan basketball team made a statement with a 73-46 win over defending national champion Villanova on Wednesday night. This weekend, the Wolverines will continue their northeast tour with a pair of games in Connecticut for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Michigan will play George Washington on Saturday (noon, ESPN3) before playing either Providence or South Carolina on Sunday, and the Wolverines should be favored to win the tournament. Here are three things to watch for this weekend. Developing another option on offense Michigan’s offense has been cut and dry thus far. The Wolverines haven’t shot the ball from outside, averaging 22.6 percent on 3-pointers as a team. But Michigan’s been very aggressive at getting to the basket, led by freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis and redshirt junior wing Charles Matthews, who are tied for the team lead with 16.3 points … [Read more...] about Michigan basketball: What to watch at Naismith tournament
Niraj Warikoo Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 A Muslim group has filed a lawsuit against the City of Troy, alleging it was denied the right to build a mosque in Oakland County's largest city. The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed the federal lawsuit in Detroit on Thursday on behalf of Adam Community Center, a Southfield-based group that has religious classes in a Troy office. The City of Troy said it acted appropriately and will strongly defend itself against the lawsuit. For the past five years, some in the Muslim community have been trying to build a mosque in Troy at several locations, but have been thwarted in their plans, according to the lawsuit. There currently isn't a mosque in Troy, said CAIR. "Adam has, since 2013, attempted to have several different properties approved as a place of worship within the City of Troy without success," the lawsuit alleges. The most recent property where the … [Read more...] about Lawsuit alleges Muslim groups denied right to build mosque in Troy