Football

Michigan's football season will begin the weekend of Oct. 24.

Thirty-six days after initially voting to cancel the fall football season, Big Ten presidents elected Wednesday to reinstate the season by a unanimous vote.

Should Drew Kendall commit to the Wolverines, Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner would get a chance to develop a talented guard with plenty of room to grow.

“He’s very open-minded and he’s not rushing to make a final decision,” Panos Voulgaris, Kendall’s coach at Nobles and Greenough School, said. “And I think the fact that it doesn’t look like we’re gonna be playing any games, it hasn’t expedited the decision at all.

“So he’s being patient and he wants to have the most clarity on making a final decision. So no rush at this point.”

On what would have been the Wolverines' home opener, Michigan Stadium sat empty.

Two-hundred-eighty-nine days ago, when 110,000 fans filed out of Michigan Stadium, sadness glued to their faces after yet another loss to Ohio State, they had a date circled on their calendars: September 12, 2020.

Before Evans lost his spot due to academic suspension, he had a total of 1,722 rushing yards across three seasons.

In November, nine months after Evans’ original suspension and removal from the team, Harbaugh announced he would be reinstated for the 2020 season. For Evans, the formal announcement marked the culmination of a year of uncertainty. Even more than that, it was a validation of his hard work. Now back on scholarship, everything about the hundreds of hours he spent working odd jobs to stay afloat are in the past.

Safety Brad Hawkins is becoming a leader on Michigan's defense.

In the spring, defensive coordinator Don Brown mentioned Hawkins among a select group of players he considered the leaders on the defense. Now that the Wolverines are back in Ann Arbor and have resumed practice, Hawkins has been able to fully step into that role.

The Big House remains empty this fall as disappointed seniors grapple with the loss of a Michigan football season.

Many seniors have been left to grapple with a devastating fact: They might not ever get to go to a Michigan game as they knew it again. Their last time in the student section, at a fraternity tailgate with friends or making the trek to and from the Big House every Saturday may have already come and gone.

Senior offensive lineman Andrew Stueber missed Michigan's 2019 season while rehabbing a torn ACL.

Sidelined with a major injury for the first time in his career, Stueber spent last fall finding other ways to contribute to the Wolverines’ 9-4 season.

Michigan lost 3-star commit Markus Allen on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, three-star receiver Markus Allen announced his decommitment from Michigan in a tweet.

Michigan commit Tristan Bounds could be an integral part of the Wolverines' future offensive line.

Bounds is hoping to take advantage of the canceled season to improve in ways he wouldn’t have been able to with a full fall slate.

University president Mark Schlissel and football coach Jim Harbaugh are publicly at odds over the Big Ten's postponement of the season.

So let’s stop here for a minute. The football coach, whose salary and public profile dwarfs the University president’s, publicly protested a major decision that the University president helped make.