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Hoke to give students free donuts in 2013

There are some tweets that are hard to believe at first glance. For example, Michigan athletic media relations intern Laura Raines’ tweet Wednesday. See the tweet in this post. Word from Coach Hoke: Free glazed donuts for all students before noon home games. #goblue — Laura Raines (@itsraininglaura) April 24, 2013 Yeah, so, to get students in their seats prior to noon kickoffs, Hoke and the Wolverines are going to entice them with free donuts. Glazed ones, of course. Is Hoke for real? When asked about it on her Twitter account, Raines tweeted: “pretty sure. he used to stop at

This time, Denard Robinson reaches plate on first pitch

One week after throwing out the first pitch at Comerica Park, Michigan product Denard Robinson was at it again at Tuesday’s Notre Dame-Michigan game. This time, Robinson did the honors in a No. 42 Michigan jersey, an obvious tribute to Jackie Robinson Day. Oh, and unlike the Tigers’ game, Robinson reached the plate and came close to throwing a strike. Much better, Denard! As for the game, Michigan put away Notre Dame, 8-2. Read full recap. About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,”

Will Michigan offense be better without Denard?

It might be crazy to consider, but will the Michigan offense be better this season sans Denard Robinson? You know, the same Robinson who set numerous records with his ability to rack up eye-popping statistical days?’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina discuss the topic in this post, and their answers may surprise some. [ RELATED: Watch the Michigan spring game on BTN2Go ] Question: Will the Michigan offense be better now that Denard Robinson is gone? Tom: It’s a funny question, isn’t it? To even think the attack could be better with one of the NCAA football’s all-time great

Video: Robot delivers Michigan game ball

If one wasn’t on social media during the beginning of the Michigan spring game last Saturday, he or she probably didn’t hear about the robot that delivered the game ball to midfield. Yes, you read that correctly. The Wolverines had a robot present the game ball to the officials prior to their spring game at Michigan Stadium. Watch video of it in this post. [ RELATED: Watch Michigan spring game video | Will Michigan offense be better without Denard? ] Here’s the visual proof: And a couple of the tweets: Sooo, Michigan has a robot on wheels delivering the game

Dienhart: Michigan d-line looked real good

Michigan hopes it took the first few steps toward the school’s first Big Ten championship since 2004 Saturday in the spring game. Brady Hoke’s third team has a lot of potential after coming close to winning the Legends Division in 2012. But it’s also a program in transition on the offensive side of the ball with iconic Denard Robinson no longer around. Here are some observations. [ RELATED: Watch Michigan spring game highlights | View our photo gallery ] 1. Many Michigan fans probably are elated to see the return of a pro-style offense, which hadn’t been seen in Ann

Video: Watch Michigan spring game highlights

The Michigan spring game was played Saturday at Michigan Stadium on BTN2Go. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our video vault. Watch the clips below. [ RELATED: Dienhart’s reaction | Michigan spring game gallery ] HIGHLIGHTS Brady Hoke mic’d up: Gardner-to-Butt & Cleary-to-Reynolds for back-to-back touchdowns: Devin Funchess makes a great catch, Thomas Rawls punches it in for 6: INTERVIEWS Taylor Lewan sideline interview: Roy Roundtree sideline interview:

Gallery: 2013 Michigan spring game

Michigan held its annual spring game Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Throughout the game, we added some of the best shots to a photo gallery in this post. Jump inside and check out all the top USA TODAY Sports images from Saturday’s Michigan spring game. [ RELATED: Watch Michigan spring game highlights | Get Dienhart’s reaction ] Click on a photo to see the full image and enter the photo gallery.

Clothes Call: Michigan's new QB practice jersey

How much does Brady Hoke dislike rival Ohio State? Enough, apparently, that the Michigan coach has replaced the team’s red-numbered quarterback practice jerseys with full-on orange ones. Not just any orange jersey, either. [ INSIDEUNIS.COM: Where Michigan meets Oregon State ] According to, Oregon State provided Michigan with the threads. This is an interesting choice, all around. Not only could Michigan have gone with any color, it went with jerseys from a Nike school. Michigan, of course, is an adidas school. The Wolverines addressed the issue, though, with a Michigan Spring Game patch over the Nike swoosh and by

Spring Football rolls on Saturday across Big Ten

Five more teams play their spring football games on Saturday with an eye toward next fall. Will we see another magical moment like the one in this video from last Saturday? There are plenty of shoes to fill across the conference, and’s Tom Dienhart lists them here. And while Ohio State appears to be the favorite to win the Leaders Division, there’s plenty of football to be played between now and the Big Ten Championship on Dec.  7, 2013. Read our latest batch of spring previews here: Indiana, Michigan Northwestern, Ohio State, and Purdue. As usual, we’ll post videos

Listen to this: Spring Q&A with coaches, players

How far does Urban Meyer think his front seven has come on defense? What challenges are on the horizon for Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and his offense? Want to hear Purdue’s Darrell Hazell describe how his staff has come together? Listen to the latest Big Ten Conference teleconferences as each of the 12 Big Ten football coach and a selected player answer questions from the reporters covering their teams as the spring football season rolls on. If you’re not familiar, we post these weekly teleconferences during the season. Find previous posts here for some examples. We’ll do it again this