BY SCOTT BELL
Star wideout Mario Manningham is not expected to play in Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Manningham reportedly violated an undisclosed team rule and will serve a one-game suspension.
The news comes just after Manningham's most productive game of the season, a 10-catch, 123-yard performance in Michigan's win over Northwestern.
Earlier in the season, the junior drew the ire of Michigan coach Lloyd Carr for not being as productive as he could be.
BY DANIEL BROMWICH
Even with an injured knee, quarterback Chad Henne has still been getting in plenty of throws.
Against doctors' wishes, Henne tossed his crutches into the back of his car as soon as he was out of sight of Schembechler Hall.
And after Saturday's game, the senior discarded any talk of quarterback controversy in a similar manner.
"It doesn't really make sense," Henne said of the contrived quarterback controversy. "I came back (this year) for a reason, and they realize that. As long as I keep progressing, I deserve the spot. (The coaches) won't take it away."
BY JACK HERMAN
Michigan tight end Mike Massey will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury in the third quarter of Saturday's 28-16 win over Northwestern.
The senior will undergo surgery this week, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said during his weekly press conference yesterday afternoon.
"Massey was a wonderful competitor, a guy that brought a lot to our team," Carr said. "He was outstanding on our special teams, and he'd done a great job at tight end. We're going to miss him."
Defense-O-Meter: 3/4 Crables
We're docking points for the start to the game, even though the Wolverines allowed just one touchdown. Even so, it's tough to quibble with the fourth quarter, when the defense turned on the burners, forced four turnovers and put the game away.
Carr-O-Meter: 3/4 Lloyd Carrs
BY SCOTT BELL
Penn State result in doubt as Michigan faces possible Big Ten penalties
BY JACK HERMAN
If misery really loves company, then the Michigan injured list had plenty of happy people following Saturday's game.
The Wolverines entered Evanston with a number of notable names missing from the dress list, including guards Alex Mitchell and Jeremy Ciulla, and, unexpectedly, linebacker John Thompson. And by the time the 28-16 win finished, three more Wolverines had hobbled off the field.
1. Louisiana State (10): Who let the tigers out? After the 34-9 pouncing of Tulane, Les Miles can now add a No. 1 ranking to his national championship. His resum
OU Leads Upset-Filled Weekend
In a weekend that featured half of the top-10 teams losing, the Sooners were a part of the biggest - and most exciting - upset of them all. Ranked No. 3 before the game, Oklahoma fell 27-24 to Colorado in Boulder. Down 24-7 to the nation's highest-scoring offense, Colorado charged back in the second half behind quarterback Cody Hawkins. Buffalo Kevin Eberhart kicked a field goal with time expiring to win the game.
South Florida Dethrones WVU
BY KEVIN WRIGHT
EVANSTON - Michigan coach Lloyd Carr walked into the pressroom and, in a hoarse voice, put it simply.
"That was not the same Northwestern team that I watched (last) Saturday," Carr said.
True, the Wildcats brought more intensity than the team that took a 58-7 beating at Ohio State.
But maybe more surprising than Northwestern's play was Michigan's first-half performance.