Michigan flips Iowa commit Ben VanSumeren; Charles Matthews leads Wolverines after grandmother’s funeral

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Michigan gets Iowa commit Ben VanSumeren

Iowa commit Ben VanSumeren flipped his commitment to Michigan three days after receiving an offer from the Wolverines. VanSumeren is designated as an ATH in recruiting rankings, but 247Sports lists the 3-star prospect from Essexville, Mich., as a tight end.

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Charles Matthews leads Wolverines after attending funeral

Michigan basketball coach John Beilein wasn’t sure if Charles Matthews would make it to the game, considering Matthews was attending his grandmother’s funeral earlier that day. But Matthews did and scored 20 points as the Wolverines topped Detroit Mercy 90-58.

3 Michigan players to watch in Outback Bowl

Fansided’s Chris Peterson breaks down the top three Wolverines to watch during the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against South Carolina. Peterson argues that quarterback Brandon Peters, wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon will be key players.

Wolverines weekend includes surprise offers

Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen explains the surprising recruiting moves Michigan made last weekend. The early signing period for the 2018 class opens for 72 hours this week starting Wednesday.

Mark Dantonio avoids Jim Harbaugh’s pants

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was on the West Coast doing interviews ahead of the Spartans meeting with Washington State in the Holiday Bowl when he was asked about Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and a pair of pants he had signed for auction. Dantonio responded, “it’s sort of irrelevant to this conversation, really. I’ll pass on that one.”

Michigan women’s basketball tops Fort Wayne

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