Michigan Wolverines news: Praise pours in for Dusty May, plus more

National experts weigh in on Michigan basketball head coach Dusty May plus more Wolverines news.
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Saturday was a whirlwind for Michigan basketball fans as the Michigan Wolverines hired Dusty May, after it seemed like he was headed for Louisville.

Regardless of how it went down, the Michigan Wolverines got their guy. It was clear that Dusty May was the top target for Warde Manuel all along. He even enlisted the help of former Michigan basketball head coach John Beilein to seal the deal.

May comes over after six seasons at FAU. The Owls reached the Final Four, made two NCAA tournaments and won a conference championship. The winning percentage improved each season and before May took over, this was one of the worst teams in college basketball.

Some Michigan basketball fans might not like the move. There are some that feel May isn't proven but ESPN's Seth Greenberg is a big fan of the hire.

“He’s a John Beilein-type hire, in my opinion,” Greenberg said. “A lot of similar traits.

Jay Bilas, another long-time college basketball analyst for ESPN, called it a home run.

“I think it’s a great hire,” Bilas said. “I think Dusty May is one of the bright young stars in coaching right now. He’s the real deal. His offensive concepts are outstanding, he’s a great team guy. He brings the entire university in. I think he’s a home run at Michigan.”

Michigan hockey team reaches NCAA tournament

The Michigan Wolverines suffered a 5-4 loss on Saturday night in the Big Ten championship game to Michigan State. Yet, the Wolverines still received an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament so another Frozen Four berth is still on the table.

Michigan hockey received a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region which will be held in St. Louis. U-M will face North Dakota (26-11-2), the No. 2 seed in the region on Friday at 8:30 EST. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.


Michigan State is the top seed in the region. The Spartans will face Western Michigan. If the Wolverines and Spartans win they will meet on Sunday at 6:30 PM EST for a spot in the Frozen Four.