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Michigan wraps up pre-Big Ten slate vs. SMU

Michigan wraps up pre-Big Ten slate vs. SMU

Sports
After a dud of a performance in its season-opening loss at Notre Dame, Michigan came out firing on all cylinders in beating Western Michigan 49-3 to open its 2018 home schedule. "I thought we played well, start to finish in the ball game," Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said following that game. "The week of practice was really good. There was a feeling everybody wanted to get rid of. That's what we want to be as a football team." One more nonconference tune-up remains, that coming Saturday afternoon at home against winless SMU. It figures to be another chance for the Wolverines to fight the right balance on offense as the Mustangs have allowed 44 points per game and 5.59 yards per play in losses at North Texas (46-23) and to No. 15 TCU (42-12). Michigan averaged 8.51 yards per play against ...
What you need to know about the meteor that caused seismic shock over Michigan

What you need to know about the meteor that caused seismic shock over Michigan

Technology
The meteor that lit up the night sky over southeast Michigan and shook the ground Tuesday night did not actually cause an earthquake, researchers say. In fact, meteors do not cause earthquakes to rupture along a fault, according to William Yeck, a research geophysicist at the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado. The seismic observations associated with the meteor were assigned a magnitude 2.0 by the United States Geological Survey, which said the event was centered about 5 miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan, some 40 miles northeast of Detroit. The National Weather Service sent out a tweet that said, "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake." But Yeck said the magnitude cannot be di...
No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

Sports
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 13 Ohio State rebounded in emphatic fashion from a stunning loss a week earlier, rolling to a 48-3 victory over No. 12 Michigan State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes raced to a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter. After the Buckeyes were humiliated in a 55-24 pounding at Iowa the previous Saturday, they did the same to the Spartans and moved into the driver's seat for the Big Ten East Division title and a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game next month. Mike Weber broke long runs of 47 yards and 82 yards for touchdowns, and J.T. Barrett ran for a touchdown and threw for one in a dominant opening half that ended with the Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) up 35-3. Ohio State continued to pile on points in the second half. Barrett threw a 48-yard touchdown ...
Michigan Wolverines use five field goals to boot Air Force Falcons

Michigan Wolverines use five field goals to boot Air Force Falcons

Sports
W! #GoBluepic.twitter.com/5odDPbnYrC— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) September 16, 2017ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman Donovan Peoples-Jones scored on a 79-yard punt return and Quinn Nordin tied the school record with five field goals, leading No. 7 Michigan to a 29-13 victory over Air Force on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Peoples-Jones' touchdown was the first of his career. Wilton Speight completed 14 of 23 passes for 169 yards as Michigan (3-0) finished off its non-conference schedule. Ty Isaac led the ground attack with 89 yards on 16 carries, and Karan Higdon had a 36-yard rushing touchdown with 1:02 remaining. Quarterback Arion Worthman rushed for 60 yards on 26 carries and also completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Cleveland for Air Force (1-1). All six of Worthman's othe
Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

Business
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The source of opposition, pipeline company Enbridge said in its second quarter report that pipelines in Michigan and North Dakota were operating as expected.Second quarter net income was $ 92.6 million, up 10 percent from the same period last year. For the six months ending June 30, the company reported net income of $ 158.1 million, down about 3.5 percent from the same period in 2016.One of the larger pipeline operators in North America, the company attributed some of the weakness to increased operating costs, completion of tests on its Line 5 system through the Great Lakes and weakness in its natural gas business, which was sold off in June.Enbridge is facing push back from residents in the northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula worried about the integrity of Line 5,...