Martelli’s insights into the system and schemes he and Howard ran last year have also provided a useful potential blueprint for what this year’s Michigan team might look like. The Daily breaks down what he’s said about last year’s team, and how it might apply to this year’s:
For a union to be possible, a ruling would need to define student-athletes as employees of their institutions. And as employees of their institutions, they would be allowed to protest institutional decisions in which they were not involved.
All of these changes will give Michigan’s offense a completely different look this year. Leadership will come from Livers, yes, but who will join him in that role? Will anyone make the same type of plays that Simpson once helped create? Will the widely-hailed recruiting class live up to its sky-high expectations?
Of course, we can’t know for sure how Michigan will replace Simpson’s presence in those areas . But there are a few places where we can make some educated guesses.
Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard said that he will stay at Michigan in a statement responding to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Howard has been gaining traction in NBA front offices as a potential head coaching candidate.
“While I am flattered, and know it will more than likely happen again, I am not exploring, seeking or listening,” Howard said. “I am the head coach at the University of Michigan.”
The NCAA has developed several contingency plans for alternative schedules for Division I basketball, Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said in a statement Monday. The Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committees will finalize their recommendations for the start of the season and will decide by mid-September whether the season will start on time or be delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Big Ten conference announced today that it will cancel the remainder of the conference tournament in Indianapolis amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus; the tournament will not resume at a later date. The fate of the NCAA Tournament and selection thereto remains unclear.