Michigan’s football and men’s basketball haven’t seen insurmountable hype around their respective programs since the Fab Five.
In 25 minutes Friday, the sophomore was 7-for-9 from the floor, scoring 15 points while grabbing two rebounds.
For the first time in his life, Russell was on the opposing side at a Michigan basketball game.
Starting with a new lineup including Sean Lonergan and Moritz Wagner, the Wolverines coasted to a victory Friday.
The doors to Crisler Center are set to open again, as the Wolverines will begin the 2016 season with an exhibition against Armstrong State on Friday night.
Michigan coach John Beilein led several drills with his 16-man squad before holding a 20-minute 5-on-5 scrimmage.
Albrecht was granted a release from Michigan in late March and transferred to Purdue, where he will play this season.
The geographical expansion has allowed the Big Ten, which is made up predominantly of schools in the Midwest, to reach more alumni and give fans an opportunity to support their alma mater in person.
Jimmy King, Ray Jackson and Jalen Rose returned to Ann Arbor to shed light on important issues relevant both then and now about race, class and amateurism in major college athletics.
Going into the new season, one of the biggest questions is who will play down low for Michigan.