Michigan suspends Burke for exhibition opener

Michigan guard Trey Burke has been suspended for the Wolverines’ exhibition opener Thursday against Northern Michigan. The school says Burke will sit out for violating team standards. Coach John Beilein says the sophomore is a good kid but made some “out-of-character” decisions he now regrets.

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Burke, an AP preseason All-American, led Michigan to a share of the Big Ten crown last season. He’s as big a reason as any Michigan enters the season ranked No. 5 in both the preseason AP and Coaches polls.

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Here are Burke’s 2011-12 season stats:

2011-12 Mich 34 33 36.1 14.8 3.5 4.6 0.9 0.4 2.8 1.6 .433 .348 .744
Career 34 33 36.1 14.8 3.5 4.6 0.9 0.4 2.8 1.6 .433 .348 .744


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Doug on 11/1/2012 @ 8:39am EDT Said:

wow, suspendeding him for an exhibition game, real tough discipline…..

Gregory J. Haggard on 11/1/2012 @ 11:41am EDT Said:

LOL, yeah, I’m sure he’s broken up over it.

Doug on 11/1/2012 @ 12:00pm EDT Said:

no kidding Gregory, making him sit for a game that doesn’t count and one he probably doesn’t give two hoots about playing in, geez.

Jerrad on 11/1/2012 @ 4:49pm EDT Said:

You don’t even know what he (Burke) did and you’re talking about “real tough discipline”…gimme a break. I think you need to be educated on what the difference between violating team standards and violating ncaa or institutional standards are.

Doug on 11/1/2012 @ 7:02pm EDT Said:

good job Jerrad, typical Michigan excuse, surprised you didn’t add “everyone does it”. sounds like you need an education since all you can do is come up with excuses.

Andy on 11/1/2012 @ 8:28pm EDT Said:

Yeah, kind of like Izzo’s tough discipline on Nix for his off season drunk driving charge. Wow! He got suspended in the offseason, he didn’t sit out the meaningless exhibition game!!

Doug on 11/2/2012 @ 9:37am EDT Said:

Not talking about MSU Andy, talking about Michigan. I know you guys are obsessed with MSU, but keep up with the topic at hand. MSU didn’t let Nix travel to Hawaii with them last year for the Maui invitational for disciniplary reasons, that’s what a real coach does.

Andy on 11/3/2012 @ 8:41am EDT Said:

Ummmmm…..you appear to be obsessed with Michigan with multiple posts on a Michigan article! Trey Burke was benched for a regular season game by Beilein last year for disciplinary reasons too. So if that is your only stipulation for being a so called “real” coach, then Beilein qualifies too!