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UM avoids looking past Wildcats

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A.J. Henning isn’t worried about his Michigan teammates getting ahead of themselves. The undefeated Wolverines have one piece of unfinished business before what could be one of the biggest showdowns in college football this season. No. 6 Michigan hosts Northwestern ...

Packers sign OL Mercilus

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Whitney Mercilus’ football fortunes changed over the course of less than 48 hours. In his 10th season with Houston, Mercilus was released by the one-win Texans on Tuesday. Contenders quickly called to express their interest. Ultimately, Mercilus chose the Green ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Football Superior Central at Rapid River, 7 Sault Ste. Marie at Gladstone, 7 Carney-Nadeau vs. Stephenson, 7 Manistique at Iron Mountain, 7 North Central at Forest Park, 7 Saturday’s games Volleyball Manistique at Leland Invitational, 8:30 a.m. NLL ...

Briefs

Esky cage camp ESCANABA — A 5-week fundamental basketball camp will be held by Escanaba boys’ basketball coaches and players beginning this Saturday, October 9 and running weekly through November 6 at the Escanaba Upper Elementary. Times for each age groups are as follows — grades 4 ...

UM shoots for National title

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is shooting to win a national championship, an achievement that has eluded him as a coach and player at Michigan. Entering Howard’s third season as coach, the former member of the Fab Five is not afraid to say he and his players have aspirations to cut ...

Izzo unhappy Spartans unranked

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn’t happy about it. “It does tick me off,” Tom Izzo said Wednesday. Izzo is not alone. “I’m mad, too,” senior guard Gabe Brown ...