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July 15, 2010
A DAY AFTER Lloyd Carr retired as associate athletic director, Michigan announced that director of football operations Brad Labadie has stepped down. Wolverines athletic director Dave Brandon says Labadie's decision was family-related and not related to an ongoing NCAA investigation. Labadie was one of seven people reprimanded by the school for having a role in what the NCAA has called "major" violations. A hearing is planned for Aug. 13. In other Michigan news, officials announced that the refurnished Big House will once again have the largest capacity (109,901)
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April 4, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Michigan, the team that lost its coach but found itself, concluded one of the most unusual runs in NCAA history last night with a national championship. Rumeal Robinson sank two pressurized free throws with three seconds left to give the Wolverines an 80-79 overtime win over Seton Hall. The overtime was the first in an NCAA final since 1963, and it produced the Wolverines' first NCAA college basketball title. The championship game was the fifth to go into overtime and the first since Loyola, Ill., beat Cincinnati, 60-58, in 1963.
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September 20, 1993 | By David T. Shaw, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Except for one play, all the highlights belonged to Kennedy-Kenrick Saturday afternoon, as the Wolverines routed host St. Pius X, 35-6. It was the second win in as many games for the Wolverines, who opened the season on Sept. 10 with a 35-3 romp over Phoenixville. The play that escaped Kennedy-Kenrick was the last of the game. St. Pius X quarterback Jaime Ottaviano lofted a 37-yard pass into the hands of wideout Bryan Bilinski for a touchdown, and the Winged Lions fans went bonkers.
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September 25, 1995 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Kennedy-Kenrick head football coach Chris Bockrath says there is no quarterback controversy surrounding his team. After yesterday's Philadelphia Catholic League Southern Division opener against St. Joseph's Prep, some might disagree. Dan Hangey, a senior transfer from La Salle High, replaced struggling starter Drew DiMino early in the second half and directed two touchdown drives as the host Wolverines held off the Hawklets, 16-12, at Roosevelt Field. With DiMino at the helm, Kennedy-Kenrick (3-0 overall, 1-0 division)
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February 4, 2013 | By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. - The tenacious wolverine, a snow-loving carnivore sometimes called the "mountain devil," could soon join the list of species threatened by climate change - a dubious distinction putting it in the ranks of the polar bear and several other animals the government says will lose crucial habitat as temperatures rise. Federal wildlife officials Friday proposed Endangered Species Act protections for the wolverine in the Lower 48 states. That's a step twice denied under the Bush administration, then delayed in 2010 when the Obama administration said other imperiled species had priority.
SPORTS
April 12, 1999 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Last season, the Kennedy-Kenrick softball team won all of nine games, but this season, the Wolverines have turned things around and are off to an 8-0 start. Wolverines coach John Bilella has some ideas why: "We're very young, but we've gotten good defense and our pitching has just been phenomenal. "And in our first five games, we were hitting the heck out of the ball. As a team, we were at about .300. We've come down the last couple to about .200, and that worries me some, but we are still winning.
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November 15, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Michigan flanker Walter Smith, the team's co-captain, said he hopes the Wolverines beat Ohio State so that Buckeyes coach John Cooper will be fired. "We want to get Cooper fired," Smith told a room full of reporters yesterday to start the annual buildup to the biggest game of the season for the two schools. "That's what I want to do. We want to keep on beating them and beating them until he's not there. " Asked in Columbus for his reaction to Smith's remarks, Cooper said, "I don't have any comment on that whatsoever.
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September 26, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
NOTRE DAME is opting out of its series with Michigan, meaning the last scheduled game between college football's winningest programs will take place in 2014. A letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon cancelling games in 2015-2017 was obtained by the Associated Press on Tuesday through a Freedom of Information Act request. Brandon told the AP he was handed the letter on the field in South Bend, Ind., about an hour before Saturday night's game.
NEWS
December 23, 1993 | By Beth Onufrak, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joe Donahue, who is in his first season as Kennedy-Kenrick's girls' basketball coach, had an open mind about his team when the season started. "Some people had told me we had some good players," he said, "but I'm the kind of person that likes to have that shown to me. " What the Wolverines (5-2) have shown their coach lately is a win streak that stretches four games. Led by 19 points and 10 assists by senior guard Monica Sortino, the Wolverines topped St. Maria Goretti in a nonleague game, 67-60, Monday.
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September 8, 1994 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For Kennedy-Kenrick coach Chris Bockrath, the loss of 16 starters would usually result in many a sleepless night. The return of tri-captains Rod McDowell, Mike Riccobono and John Couchara, however, has kept Bockrath's tossing and turning to a minimum. Bolstered by the three senior standouts, the Wolverines - who went 8-1-1 in their inaugural season - again should be in the thick of the Catholic League Southern Division playoff hunt. First, take McDowell. Behind the 5-foot-10, 165-pound quarterback, the run- oriented Wing-T offense, which averaged 25.5 points per game last season, will cause its usual share of problems for opposing defenses.
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December 31, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
THE FOLKS IN Ann Arbor are all giddy over the hiring of football coach Jim Harbaugh. After years of mediocrity, which is not tolerated in the Big House, and losing 10 of its last 11 games to hated rival Ohio State and six of seven to in-state rival Michigan State, Michigan is agog with the signing of alum Harbaugh. So caught up in the Harbaugh hoopla, the Detroit Free Press on Monday ran a photo of Jim's brother John, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, by mistake - on its front page no less.
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October 10, 2014 | BY JOHN McGONIGAL, Daily News Staff Writer mcgonij@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - On Penn State's defensive line, C.J. Olaniyan and Anthony Zettel line up next to each other. But this week, the two have squared off head-to-head. No, neither switched to offensive line. Rather, Olaniyan and Zettel, two of only three Michigan natives on the Penn State roster, have duked it out to see who can gather the most tickets from teammates for Saturday's matchup with the Wolverines at the Big House. Olaniyan's hometown of Warren is about 50 miles from Ann Arbor, and Zettel's West Branch is about 150 miles away - both reasonable drives for family and friends.
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October 5, 2014
SOCCER COLONIAL PATRIOT Haddon Heights 3, Woodbury 2: Erin Peters knocked in the game-winner for the host Garnets. Natalie Johnson and Alex Pease added the other goals. Rebecca Rossett scored twice for the Thundering Herd. Gateway 5, Paulsboro 0: Perri Stavoli had a goal and an assist for the host Gators. Mackenzie Dubbs needed just two saves to earn the shutout. COLONIAL LIBERTY Sterling 1, Haddonfield 0: Sabrina Shinkowitz scored for the host Silver Knights, who edged the Bulldogs.
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May 23, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
RARE IS THE movie that can be recommended on the strength of a single sequence, but an exception could be made for "X-Men: Days of Future Past. " There's a boffo bit here featuring a new (to the movies) super-speedy mutant, Quicksilver (a funny Evan Peters), out-running bullets aimed at his fellow X-Men. Director Bryan Singer puts us in the character's speed-of-light world by slowing the movie down, then follows Quicksilver as he slo-mos his way around a room of frozen figures while Jim Croce performs the mellow entirety of "Time In a Bottle.
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October 14, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State coach Bill O'Brien had a decision to make on fourth down, either go for a short field goal and send the Nittany Lions' game against Michigan into a fifth overtime, or try to make a first down and risk the wrath of more than 100,000 white-clad fans. He chose to go for it. "Of course, I'm going to get crucified," O'Brien said of his worst possible scenario. "That's part of the job. " Bill Belton slashed for the first down to keep the drive alive, and scored four plays later on a 2-yard sweep to the left that gave the Lions a 43-40 victory over the 18th-ranked Wolverines in the longest game in Penn State history, one that took four overtimes and 4 hours, 11 minutes to complete.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Wolverine , with Hugh Jackman back for a sixth go as the mutant with the dagger digits, clawed to the top of the box office food chain over the weekend, debuting with a North American gate of $55 million for Twentieth Century Fox, according to studio estimates. The Conjuring , a low-budget horror offering from Warner Bros. that grabbed the top spot last week, slipped to the second spot, with $22.1 mil. Third place went to Despicable Me 2 , which pulled in $16 million for Universal.
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July 26, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
KEEPING "The Wolverine" straight from all the other Wolverine movies should be pretty easy - it's the one with the most tea ceremonies. Logan goes Shogun in his latest incarnation: Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is in Japan to honor a friendship that goes all the way back to WWII and Nagasaki, where he once helped a Japanese soldier survive the atomic blast. Now, the former soldier is a wealthy industrialist on the verge of death. Corrupt factions are vying for control of his billions, so Logan honors their bond by pledging to protect the man's granddaughter and heir (Tao Okamoto)
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July 3, 2013 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
JON RUNYAN held out a little on his son, Jon Daniel Runyan, a 6-4, 250-pound starting junior offensive tackle at St. Joseph's Prep. Runyan, the former Eagles All-Pro tackle, and 1995 All-Big Ten selection at Michigan, knew Wolverines coach Brady Hoke was going to extend his son a scholarship offer. Only, he never let his son know. In fact, Jon Daniel didn't find out until the next day, June 18, while attending Michigan's camp, when Wolverines offensive-line coach Darrell Funk pulled him aside and asked him to come with him to speak with Hoke.
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April 10, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - At 11:45 a.m. Monday, in a ballroom with a few hundred people, Rick Pitino was officially announced as part of the Nasimith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013. At 11:45 p.m., 1.5 miles away before 75,000 fans in a giant dome, Pitino became the first coach to win an NCAA championship with two schools. His Louisville team withstood an incredible offensive assault from Michigan and won, 82-76. Pitino grew up in the shadow of Madison Square Garden, was a freshman point guard at Massachusetts on a team that had a senior named Julius Erving.
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April 8, 2013 | By Paul Newberry, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Don't call these guys the Fab Five. Michigan's latest group of young stars is determined to leave its own legacy. Attacking Syracuse's suffocating zone defense in the first half with three-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to the national championship game with a 61-56 victory over the Orange in the Final Four on Saturday night. Michigan (31-7) will be going for its first national title since 1989 when it faces Louisville on Monday at the Georgia Dome.
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