Michigan Athletic director Warde Manuel says Chris Webber lied about apology

During a recent interview with ESPN, Chris Webber said the Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel apologized to him on behalf of the university, even though he was not there when Webber played for the Wolverines. “I was told by the athletic director at the University of Michigan that he was sorry,” Webber said to ESPN. … Read more

Michigan AD Ward Manuel announces multi-million dollar deficit

The University of Michigan Athletic Department is facing a massive deficit. According to AD Warde Manuel, the total deficit is north of $60 million, thanks mostly to Michigan Stadium being empty last fall during games thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the deficit will be covered by a general loan from the school. Last year … Read more

Michigan plans on hosting fans at The Big House in 2021

It’s the highest capacity stadium in college football, and fans will be getting a chance to return to the legendary venue this fall when college football resumes. The Big House in Ann Arbor has a seating capacity of 107,601, and while that number won’t be reached for home attendance figures any time soon, the Michigan … Read more

Warde Manuel says Jim Harbaugh contract extension ‘not a short-term play’

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

The news was made official earlier this year, as the University of Michigan inked head coach Jim Harbaugh to a contract extension that runs through 2025, albeit at a reduced price tag that now ranks Harbaugh amongst the bottom half of Big Ten coaches in annual salary. This comes on the heels of a disappointing … Read more

Warde Manuel extended as Michigan’s Athletic Director

The University of Michigan announced this morning that they’ve officially extended Warde Manuel as their Athletic Director for another five years: BREAKING: Warde Manuel will be the University of Michigan's athletic director for 5 more years. The board of regents will approve a contract extension good until June 30, 2026 at its meeting Thursday, according … Read more

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh meets with Warde Manuel to discuss future

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and AD Warde Manuel have both been very clear that they would meet to discuss a potential contract extension when the Wolverines’ season came to an end. Well, barring an unlikely bowl game, Michigan’s season is over and according to a report from Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News, Harbaugh … Read more

AD Warde Manuel addresses Jim Harbaugh’s future and Ohio State cancellation

Thanks to an uptik of COVID-19 cases within the Michigan Wolverines program, the Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes will not face one another for the first time in over 100 years. Shortly after the announcement was official, coach Jim Harbaugh and Atletic Director Warde Manuel held a virtual press conference to address the game’s cancellation, … Read more

AD Warde Manuel issues fiery response to Kirk Herbstreit

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit ruffled more than a few feathers on Tuesday when he suggested that the University of Michigan could use the COVID-19 pandemic as a means of avoiding a matchup with the powerful rival Ohio State Buckeyes. He later issued an apology for his comments. Embed from Getty Images It wasn’t … Read more

Michigan coaches Jim Harbaugh and Juwan Howard take pay cuts

We have seen it across the nation and now it has reached the University of Michigan. According to Michigan, due to COVID-19, they are taking steps to reduce their overall expenses as a university. As part of those expense reduction initiatives, both Jim Harbaugh and Juwan Howard, along with Athletic Director Warde Manuel and other … Read more

Michigan AD Warde Manuel: “Our Black student-athletes are hurting”

Following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last month, protests have spread across the country as well as a renewed focus and discussion regarding inequality and racism in the US. Student athletes aren’t immune from the feeling that so many are experiencing. Michigan Wolverines athletic director Warde Manuel, who became just the 3rd active … Read more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh discusses options for upcoming season

Thanks to the spread of the novel coronavirus, sports leagues worldwide have shut down operations with public safety in mind, and have been discussing potential ways to resume gameplay. While the upcoming collegiate football season is surrounded in uncertainty, Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh has kept busy by talking to other Big Ten coaches … Read more

Michigan/Michigan State release joint statement in advance of Saturday’s matchup

This coming Saturday, Michigan and Michigan State will renew their rivalry in football when they square off at the Big House. As we know, this rivalry can become pretty heated, especially amongst the fans. Because of this, Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel and Michigan State Athletic Director Bill Beekman have released the following statement to … Read more

REPORT: Michigan AD Warde Manuel to meet with basketball head coaching candidate today

According to Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel will meet with Providence head coach Ed Cooley on Monday regarding the Wolverines’ opening for head basketball coach. Embed from Getty Images Cooley, who is 49, has been coaching the Friars since 2011. In those eight seasons, his teams have gone 162-110 … Read more

JUST IN: Michigan AD Warde Manuel comments on John Beilein news, reveals plan to replace him

On Monday morning, news broke that John Beilein was leaving Michigan to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel released the following statement regarding the Beilein news and his plan to replace him. Warde Manuel on John Beilein’s departure. Will now commence a full national search for his replacement. pic.twitter.com/uamCqOMIRX — Nick Baumgardner … Read more

Michigan AD Warde Manuel makes BOLD prediction regarding Jim Harbaugh

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State

The rumors have been flying around about Jim Harbaugh leaving the University of Michigan for the NFL. Specifically, Harbaugh has been rumored to take over as head coach of the Cleveland Browns or the Green Bay Packers. Embed from Getty Images On Sunday, Harbaugh made his intentions very clear to ESPN, saying that the rumors … Read more