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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Michigan Football

Block 'M' on University diag painted green overnight

Alejandro Zúñiga/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

The block 'M' has served as an iconic landmark since being donated to the University by the Class of 1953.

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In rivalry game, indifference from Michigan

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

The overwhelming sentiment from inside Michigan’s camp, as if it were read from a script, isn’t about buying into the intensity surrounding it. Players say it’s about treating Saturday like any other game.

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Gardner ready to play against Michigan State

Teresa Mathew/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

Last season, the Spartans’ defense spanked Gardner and the Wolverines’ offense, sacking the quarterback seven times in a 29-6 blowout.

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Just for fun

On Heaven, Hell, a silver spoon and Mercyhurst football

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

We’re one to celebrate traditions in sports at the Daily (just ask the State News). And we may have found a new favorite after Mercyhurst took down Slippery Rock at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, 45-23.

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Football

Loss outweighs experience for Slippery Rock

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

But when the game was over, The Rock players didn’t care about the atmosphere that allowed them to play in front of more than 15,000 fans in the largest stadium in America. All that mattered was their team’s 45-23 loss to Mercyhurst.

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Slippery Rock

As Slippery Rock continues tradition, fans make trek for experience

Ruby Wallau/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

Fans filled the sections in the middle of the stadium even on a cold and cloudy day. They came from Western Pennsylvania or Kalamazoo, Michigan “because it’s U of M,” or because they “get to watch Slippery Rock play.”

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You don’t know Scott Sypniewski, and he hopes you never do

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

He plays the most specialized position in football, the one where success is expected so often that it goes unrecognized, but the slightest mistake — even if it’s just a couple of inches — can draw the scrutiny of an entire fan base. He’s Scott Sypniewski, Michigan’s redshirt freshman long snapper, and he hopes you never say his name during games.

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Regent Ilitch says board will discuss athletics controversy

File Photo/Daily

BY WILL GREENBERG AND SAM GRINGLAS

University Regent Denise Ilitch (D) told a local CBS television program Sunday that the regents plan to discuss the Athletic Department at Thursday’s monthly meeting.

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Michigan football limps to much-needed bye week

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Despite Hoke’s refusal to talk about injuries on a weekly basis, there are still a number of starters battling both long-standing and recent ones.

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Football

Five Things We Learned: Michigan’s win over Penn State

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

The result keeps the Wolverines in contention to make a bowl game. They must win three of their remaining five games to earn a spot in the postseason.

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