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On Thursday’s edition of BTN Live, Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith and Chuck Long discussed the latest updates on the University of Michigan football program and their handling of sophomore quarterback Shane Morris’ injury. Earlier today, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon spoke to several media outlets, saying he prefers to wait until the end of the season before evaluating his coaches, suggesting Brady Hoke is safe for now as the head coach at Michigan. He said that Michigan’s athletic department feels strongly that coaches deserve “every opportunity” to compete through the season, and that all 31 of the school’s coaches are
David Merritt knows a little bit about hard work paying off. In 2006, he tried out for Michigan’s basketball team and was awarded a walk-on spot. Two years later, he earned a scholarship, was named a co-captain and Academic All-Big Ten while helping Michigan to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 11 years. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree in 2008, Merritt decided to dedicate his career to working hard for underserved youth through his company, Merit. Merit is a cause design company that sells fashionable and quality clothing and donates 20 percent of all sales to underprivileged youth. “We’re a
In the United States, 22 percent of children under the age of 17 live in poverty, 36 percent live in single- or no-parent households, and 46 percent live in inadequate housing. Former University of Michigan defensive back Marlin Jackson was once a textbook example of the large number of underserved youth in this country. Now, Jackson is devoting his post-football career to helping other kids overcome similar struggles he went through. Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio and Sharon, Pa., he never knew his father. His mother struggled with drug addiction. He spent different periods of his youth being raised by
In last January’s Outback Bowl, South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney produced the highlight of the year when he hit Michigan running back Vincent Smith, sending Smith’s helmet flying. While that hit may have been one of the lasting images of the 2012 college football season, Smith’s work off the field is leaving a more enduring impact on his hometown. Smith, along with former Michigan teammates and Pahokee, Fla. residents Martavious Odoms and Brandin Hawthorne, achieved what most kids in the town dream of: playing Division I football. But when they left Ann Arbor with degrees in hand they did something even
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a 100-member team from Ann Arbor, Mich., defines success as no less than a national championship. It also shouldn’t surprise you that the team works together around the clock preparing for a grueling competition driven by a desire to leave a legacy for future Wolverines. What may come as a surprise is this team doesn’t play in the Big House. Welcome to the University of Michigan’s Solar Car Team, seven-time national champion. The team is the largest entirely student-run organization at Michigan and the pride that comes from designing and building solar electric