The Wolverine

August 2022*

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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16 THE WOLVERINE AUGUST 2022 PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN BY THE NUMBERS 5 Michigan teams posted perfect multi- year scores in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released by the NCAA June 14. All 27 Michigan teams included in the report scored well above the threshold required by the NCAA for good standing, high- lighted by the five with perfect multi- year scores of 1,000: men's basketball, women's basketball, women's gym- nastics, softball and women's tennis. 9.5-2.6 Is Michigan football's regular-season record, as projected by ESPN. com's Football Power Index (FPI). Per the metric, U-M has a 66.9 percent or better chance to beat 11 of its 12 opponents, with a Nov. 26 tilt at Ohio State (15.2 percent) being the lone outlier. 13 Conference championships for the Michigan athletics depart- ment in 2022-23, 12 of which came in the Big Ten. Under the guidance of athletics director WARDE MANUEL, Michigan tied a school record and led all Big Ten schools this year. U-M teams that won conference titles are: women's soccer, football, women's gymnastics (regular season and meet), hockey, wrestling, men's gymnastics (regular season and meet), women's golf, water polo (CWPA), women's tennis, men's tennis and baseball. It didn't feel right only putting one ring on my finger, so I'm just hoping to get three more next year." — Sophomore quarterback J.J. McCarthy "I started working on that my junior year of college. No disrespect to Coach [John] Beilein, but when Coach [Juwan] How- ard came in, he established the NBA lingo and communication. It was hard at first, but once you got it, it felt natural. Then, my time off last year allowed me to watch what [Pistons head] Coach [Dwane] Casey likes to do defensively." — Detroit Pistons forward Isaiah Livers on already being familiar with NBA defensive terminology when he arrived in the league last year He is a very versatile defender. He has a good body. He knows how to use his hands. He has natural instincts. He pokes the ball away in passing lanes, he plays great off-ball defense. He has a motor, IQ, willingness and everything." — International scout Kuzey Kılıç on new Michigan basketball commit Youssef Khayat, a native of Lebanon who's coming from Limoges CSP in France 32 32 First-round NHL Draft picks for Michigan, more than any school in history. That number includes two incoming freshmen in Frank Nazar III (No. 13 to the Chicago Blackhawks) and Rutger McGroarty (No. 14 to the Winnipeg Jets). The Wolverines had five first-rounders in 2021, including No. 1 overall pick OWEN POWER and three other top-five selections.   INSIDE MICHIGAN ATHLETICS

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