John Beilein leaving Michigan Wolverines for NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers

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ANN ARBOR (CCN) — John Beilein is leaving the Michigan Wolverines to take a job with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. He has been one of the most successful coaches in college basketball during the past six years by leading UM to the national championship game twice. Detroit native Dan Gilbert, who employs more than 30,000 people in Downtown Detroit, is the owner of the Cavaliers franchise and was elated at signing the man he wanted for the job.


 “We could not be more thrilled to name John Beilein as the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” Gilbert said. “First, John is a great human being. He cares deeply about his players and others who work for him and around him. He defines the words class, integrity and character. He is a tireless worker who obsesses about finding better ways and the inches that will help his team and the organization grow. John is a brilliant basketball mind and last but not least, John Beilein is a winner. I also want to thank (General Manager) Koby (Altman) and his hardworking staff for turning over every rock while relentlessly searching for our new head coach since the minute this past season ended. It is no surprise that Koby and his team landed on John Beilein as great cultures attract others who hold the same values as the foundation for everything they do. I can’t wait for next season to begin.” 

Coach Carol Hutchins leading Michigan Wolverines to NCAA softball tournament for 25th year in a row

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ANN ARBOR (CCN) — The Michigan Wolverines landed a No. 1 seed on Sunday from the NCAA tournament selection committee and will host a softball regional this weekend. UM, getting the No. 15 seed, will begin selling tickets to the general public at noon on Tuesday for the double elimination tournament. The winner of the Ann Arbor regional event at Alumni Field will advance to a best-of-3 series in the Super Regional round. 


UM is aiming to return to the College Softball World Series in Oklahoma City for a 10th time. The Wolverines last went in 2016 after reaching the championship series in 2013. They've now been to the NCAA tournament 25 years in a row under 36th-year Coach Carol Hutchins.


The Wolverines were one of three Big 10 schools picked to host a regional tournament and among six schools that got in this spring from their conference. They got a higher seed, however, than No. 7 Minnesota despite beating the Golden Golphers 3-2 in Saturday's Big 10 tournament championship game after also winning the regular season title with a 21-1 record.

Coach Carol Hutchins leading Michigan Wolverines to NCAA softball tournament for 25th year in a row

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  ANN ARBOR (CCN) — The Michigan Wolverines landed a No. 1 seed on Sunday from the NCAA tournament selection committee and will host a softball regional this weekend. UM, getting the No. 15 seed, will begin selling tickets to the general public at noon on Tuesday for the double elimination tournament. The winner of the Ann Arbor regional event at Alumni Field will advance to a best-of-3 series in the Super Regional round. 


UM is aiming to return to the College Softball World Series in Oklahoma City for a 10th time. The Wolverines last went in 2016 after reaching the championship series in 2013. They've now been to the NCAA tournament 25 years in a row under 36th-year Coach Carol Hutchins.


The Wolverines were one of three Big 10 schools picked to host a regional tournament and among six schools that got in this spring from their conference. They got a higher seed, however, than No. 7 Minnesota despite beating the Golden Golphers 3-2 in Saturday's Big 10 tournament championship game after also winning the regular season title with a 21-1 record.