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  1. Runyan Jr. says U-M offer 'hard to beat'

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jon Runyan Jr. (Philadelphia/St. Joseph's) grew up with Michigan photos and posters adorning the walls of his house. On Saturdays, his father, former Wolverines All-Big Ten tackle Jon Runyan, and their extended family would fill t...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. Iconic '90s rapper gives props to Peppers

    Tom VanHaaren

    Before Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus Catholic) was born, his father, Terry, was teaching moves of a different kind to a future star in a different field. Vinnie Brown remembers being 12 years old and walking three blocks up from his house...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. Burke signs father, cousin as agents

    Michael Rothstein

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As former Michigan guard Trey Burke moves on to the NBA, he'll be keeping part of his life close to home. He has decided to be represented by his family. Burke told ESPN.com he would be represented by his father, Benji Burke, and...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  4. Elliott Mealer overcame odds to play for Michigan Wolverines

    Michael Rothstein

    Elliott Mealer arrived at Michigan after being in a car accident in which his father and his girlfriend were killed. The next five years didn't go as planned, but Mealer perservered.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  5. Robinson throws down on Purdue

    RecruitingNation

    Freshman Glenn Robinson III goes baseline for a highlight dunk against his father's alma mater....

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  6. Elliott Mealer of Michigan Wolverines reflects on tragic 2007 Chr...

    Chantel Jennings

    A nightmarish 2007 car accident left Michigan center Elliott Mealer's father and girlfriend dead and his older brother Brock doubtful to ever walk again. Now Elliott is ending his Michigan career as a starting center while Brock is walking.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2012
  7. Al Borges impacted by fatherhood in coaching Michigan Wolverines

    Chantel Jennings

    Al Borges at 40 -- single, childless, carefree football coach -- wouldn't recognize Al Borges today -- devoted family man, father of two, balancing football with home life.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  8. Enoch Smith Jr. building Big Ten interest

    Chantel Jennings

    Enoch Smith Jr., a 2014 DL, has nine offers including Notre Dame, and he's being tracked closely by Michigan and Ohio State.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  9. Michigan Wolverines expect more from Desmond Morgan

    Michael Rothstein

    Desmond Morgan surpised even his father when he emerged as a starter last season as a freshman.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  10. McCaffrey has football in his blood

    Tom Van Haaren

    Running back Christian McCaffrey (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Valor Christian) comes from a football family, so it's no surprise he is already a highly recruited prospect heading into his junior season. His father, Ed, played for Stanford and eventually i...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  11. Westphal family impressed with BBQ

    Tom VanHaaren

    Defensive back Parrker Westphal (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook) is one of eleven defensive backs in the 2014 class to be offered by Michigan. He and his father, Brian, have already seen Michigan in person, but the Big House BBQ gave them a closer loo...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  12. 2014 OT prospect Orlando Brown follows father's path

    Chantel Jennings

    This fall, one year after his father's death, Orlando Brown Jr. will take the field as a varsity player with his choice of college offers, honoring his father with every snap of the ball.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  13. SF Bluiett: Beilein first to offer 'in person'

    Chantel Jennings

    Small forward Trevon Bluiett (Indianapolis/Park Tudor) has always had good relationships with his coaches, though none as good as his current AAU coach -- his father. And for him, that type of coach/player relationship will be a cornerstone in his re...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  14. 2014 DT Cage figuring out process

    Tom VanHaaren

    Defensive tackle Daniel Cage (Cincinnati/Winton Woods) and his father, Adrian, are still trying to navigate their way through the recruiting process. Cage, a 2014 prospect, already finds himself with offers from Cincinnati and Illinois. "It was su...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  15. Top safety moves Michigan up list

    Tom VanHaaren

    Four-star safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), ranked No. 34 in the ESPN 150, took a visit to Michigan this weekend with his father, and both came away with favorable reviews. "When Michigan first started they were really behind because...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  16. Eso Akunne of Michigan Wolverines holds memories of mom close

    Michael Rothstein

    Eso Akunne grew up in Ann Arbor without much knowledge of his mother's work in her native Nigeria. When she died of cancer at 48, he learned more about her than he'd ever known.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2012