Michigan Wolverines

Michigan Wolverines 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Scores, Injury Report

The Michigan Wolverines compete in NCAA Men’s Basketball as a part of the Big Ten Conference. Some notable opponents from the conference include Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan State. They were founded in 1909.

Their nickname originates from Michigan being called the Wolverine state. There are multiple theories surrounding why they got that name. Some believe it was the native Indians who called them wolverines as an insult, when the people of Michigan took over their land. Yet others believe it was the Ohioans who gave them this nickname following their dispute in the 1830s.

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Their logo is a simple yellow letter M. The wolverine appeared on their logo until 1987, when it was changed to the letter M with a banner that said Michigan. In 2012, this banner was dropped in an attempt to go minimalistic.

History

Founded1909
ConferenceBig 10 Conference
Athletic DirectorWarde Manuel
Head CoachJuwan Howard
ArenaCrisler Center
Championships (2) 1989
Conference Tournament Titles (2)2017. 2018
Conference Regular Season Titles (14)1921, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1948, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1985, 1986, 2012, 2014
Websitehttps://mgoblue.com/sports/mens-basketball

Who is the Coach of the Wolverines?

The current head coach of the Wolverines is Juwan Howard. He was appointed in 2019, after working as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat for six years.

Howard is a former Wolverine, who played for the basketball team in the early 1990s. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1994 and went on to play in the NBA for almost two decades. He won two titles during his time with the Miami Heat as a player.

Who is the Athletic Director of the Wolverines?

The current athletic director of the Wolverines is Warde Manuel. He was appointed in 2016 on a five-year deal.

He is also an alumnus like Howard and played three years on the football team. Manuel had stints as an AD at Buffalo and Connecticut before he joined Michigan.

Achievements and Championships

The Michigan Wolverines were one of the most successful teams from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Three of their five NCAA tournament finals appearances came in that era, including their only title victory. They also won seven regular-season championships in that time period.

Last season, they tied Kansas for the largest jump in AP Poll history, when they went from unranked to #4 within a week.

They have won just one NCAA Division 1 title so far, with their victory coming in 1989.

Greatest NBA Players

The Michigan Wolverines are one of the top colleges when it comes to producing NBA level talent. During the early 90s, the Wolverines boasted of a Fab Five which consisted of Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson.

The first three went on to make a huge impact in the NBA and have won many accolades.

Over ten Wolverines alumni are currently playing in the NBA. Caris LeVert, Duncan Robinson, and Tim Hardaway Jr are some of the most notable ones.

Mascot and Uniform

The Michigan Wolverines do not have a mascot currently. They had one in the early 1920s, and it was two live wolverines named Biff and Bennie. They were later sent to a zoo and were replaced with a stuffed version.

There were a few unofficial mascots over the years: Whiskey, a terrier, and her daughter Brandy had a few halftime show appearances before being discontinued. Students made a costumed mascot called Willy the Wolverine, who ended up getting banned.

The team colors of the Michigan Wolverines are maize and blue.

Current Roster

The Wolverines roster for the 2020-21 season has 17 players.

PositionJerseyNumberNameHeightWeight
G0Adrien Nunez6-6210
C1Hunter Dickinson7-1255
F2Isaiah Livers6-7230
G3Zeb Jackson6-5180
G4Brandon Wade6-1185
F5Terrance Williams II6-7240
G12Mike Smith5-11185
G14Rico Ozuna-Harrison5-11175
G15Chaundee Brown Jr.6-5215
G21Franz Wagner6-9220
F23Brandon Johns Jr.6-8240
F24C.J. Baird6-5225
G25Jace Howard6-7210
G32Luke Wilson6-0175
F44Jaron Faulds6-10240
F51Austin Davis6-10250
G55Eli Brooks6-1185

Schedule

Michigan began their 2020-21 season with a 96-82 win against Bowling Green on November 25. They have a 26-game regular season currently that ends with an away game against rivals Michigan State on March 7, 2021. Currently, their record is 4-0.

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The full schedule is available on the college website.

How to contact Michigan Wolverines men's basketball?

Michigan Wolverines on Twitter: @umichbball

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Michigan Wolverines on Instagram: @umichbball