Michigan

Baylor, Houston First Two Teams to Reach the Final Four

Baylor more than lived up to its top-seeded billing in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, pulling away from No. 3 Arkansas early and then again the second the game got uncomfortably close. Baylor won 81-72. The Bears booked a spot in the Final Four come Saturday against No. 2 Houston, which had a much tougher time shaking free from 11th-seeded…

Alabama ends season with a win, defeated Michigan 35-16 in Citrus Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jerry Jeudy could have sat out Alabama’s bowl game and still almost certainly would have been a first-round draft pick. He played instead — and if this was his finale, his stock likely soared. Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, Jeudy became the first Alabama player to top 200 receiving yards in a bowl game and the ninth-ranked Crimson Tide…

Alabama Could be #2 in U.S. Auto Manufacturing!

Forbes says the state would be behind only Michigan..

Forbes Magazine considers the existing car manufacturing in Alabama, adds the newly announced Toyota-Mazda plant up near Huntsville and reaches an astounding conclusion: Alabama could be the number two car producing state in the U.S. soon—behind only Michigan, home to the motorcity itself, Detroit.   “Once the factory begins output, the state will pass Kentucky to become the South’s biggest…

GM Eliminating Shift at Michigan Plant; 1,100 Jobs Affected

General Motors Co. is laying off 1,100 workers at an assembly plant in Michigan. GM says it’s ending the third shift at its Lansing Delta Township plant because one of its products – the GMC Acadia SUV – is moving to Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Lansing plant will still have two shifts building the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse SUVs….

GM To Begin Testing Autonomous Cars On Michigan Public Roads

General Motors plans to begin immediately testing autonomous cars on public roads in Michigan. The announcement comes one week after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that allows the cars to be tested on public roads without a driver or a steering wheel. The automaker says that for now it will have a human driver as a backup in the Chevrolet…

Brady to be honorary captain at Michigan during suspension

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Tom Brady has found at least one thing to do during his suspension. The New England Patriots quarterback will return to his alma mater to be Michigan’s honorary captain Sept. 17 when it hosts Colorado. Brady will sit out the first four games of the NFL season, serving a suspension because of his role in…

Pistons’ Owner Pledges $10M to help Resolve Flint Water Woes

FLINT, Mich. (AP) – Tom Gores, a Flint native and owner of the Detroit Pistons, is pledging to raise $10 million to address the short- and long-term needs of his Michigan hometown, where the drinking water is contaminated with lead. Gores said in a statement Thursday that he’s appointed two associates to raise money from other business leaders and identify…