Detroit Could Adopt This From San Francisco To Make The City Safer

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10,000 More Reasons To Cheer On The Tigers August 27 (Hint: Cool Giveaways!)

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Detroit Tigers fans will have even 10,000 more reasons to cheer on August 27 when the Tigers and Olympia Development of Michigan team up for The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park – That’s the number of limited edition, Detroit Tigers/The District Detroit hats that will be given away to the first 10,000 fans when gates open. But more than that - step through a red carpet experience

So Tony Hawk Just Bought A House In Detroit. Can You Guess Which Neighborhood?

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Ok ok, I can't contain my excitement any longer. Just sold a castle to these guys! Welcome to your new Detroit home, it was my pleasure helping you guys! @tonyhawk @catherine_o #SellingDetroit #DetroitRealEstate #DetroitLiving #VictorianDetroit A photo posted by Jim Tumey (@jimtumey) on Aug 24, 2016 at 10:47am PDT

Tickets on Sale For The 2016 Polish The Jewel Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon

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The Belle Isle Conservancy is making a splash with the 12th annual Polish the Jewel Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon, presented by the DTE Energy Foundation, on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funds raised at this year’s event will benefit a new Splash Play Area on Belle Isle Park. After years of hosting the event at the Belle Isle Casino, the Conservancy is taking the celebration

Vote For Standby Detroit In Playboy’s ‘Best Bar In America 2016′ Contest

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Photo: Detroit.Eater.Com Standby, Detroit A bar catering to the creative drinker in Detroit's revitalized arts district  If we gave you directions to Standby in Detroit, it would be something like: Go downtown, turn up an old alley, and then walk straight into an elevator shaft. You’re so in, right? OK, so it’s true that Standby is located behind some strange doors in an alleyway

Newsweek: A Detroit Native’s Guide To The City

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The David Whitney  Until recently, suggesting Detroit as a travel destination sounded like a joke you’d play on your distant Estonian relatives or the “zonker” behind door No. 2 on Let’s Make a Deal. And besides, why go to Detroit when you could book a suite in Aleppo, Syria, at half the price? As a Motown native, I am allowed to make cheap cracks at my beleaguered hometown’s expense. I

Coming Soon(er)! Detroit’s Riverside Park Expansion Is Ahead Of Schedule

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Work is moving along more quickly than expected on Detroit's Riverside Park. The city gave three acres of the park in Southwest-Detroit to the owners of the Ambassador Bridge in a controversial deal last year. Detroit got five acres of land owned by the bridge company as part of the swap. That land will be used to expand the park. Part of the deal called for the demolition of a former

NYC Based Warby Parker To Open On Woodward

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Photo: Bedrock  Trendy eyewear retailer Warby Parker is preparing to open a shop in downtown Detroit, filling another once-vacant storefront along Woodward Avenue. The New York City-based company was issued a building permit last week for renovations to the ground-floor of 1449 Woodward. This retail space is between the Woodhouse Day Spa and the newly opened Kit + Ace store. Started in 2010,

2016 Michigan Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers

August 22, 2016 by  
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The Wolverines are as deep at the position as they’ve been in recent years, led by Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh.

The battle at quarterback has been the story of Michigan football’s fall camp so far, but the man that wins the job will be relying on the strong group of wide receivers the Wolverines return in 2016.

Michigan had a lot of question marks at the position entering 2015, but answered them thanks to the emergence of Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh as two of the best receivers in the conference, if not college football as a whole.

Both Chesson and Darboh return with some familiar faces behind them on the depth chart as well as some new blood from the strong haul in the 2016 recruiting class.

Behind those two, the depth chart is very much in flux. Grant Perry received some time in the slot last season and will look to build on his freshman year. Drake Harris has battled inconsistencies and injury in his career, but saw the field as well. Moe Ways is coming off of an injury and his role is to be determined, also.

The Wolverines should boast a strong, efficient passing game in 2016. Here the the players who will make up that group in more detail:

Jehu Chesson

#86 | Senior | 6-3, 203 pounds | St. Louis, Missouri

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Michigan Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

2015 statistics: 13 games | 50 catches, 764 yards | 9 TDs

Chesson entered 2015 with 29 career catches, but broke out in a big way with 50 in his junior season in Ann Arbor, most of which came in the second half of the season when the passing game began to click. He had been a key contributor on special teams and as a blocker, but finally but it all together and became a wide receiver that could take the top off of a defense.

His emergence earned him All-Big Ten and preseason All-American honors and some see him as the top wide receiver prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft. He is still working his way back from injury, but should be able to build on that and be a playmaking threat throughout the season. That will make the man who wins the quarterback battle very happy.

Amara Darboh

#82 | Senior | 6-2, 215 pounds | Des Moines, Iowa

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2015 statistics: 13 games | 58 catches, 727 yards | 5 TDs

Darboh has been a steady contributor for Michigan at wide receiver. He followed up a 36 catch campaign in 2014 with 58 last season. If Chesson is the gamebreaker at wide receiver, Darboh is the consistent target that will move the chains and make a play or two on his own, as well.

Darboh is as sure-handed as it gets and could actually end up being the team’s leading receiver for the second year in a row. His best football could be ahead of him and his mentorship of the younger players at the position cannot be understated.

Grant Perry

#9 | Sophomore | 6-0, 196 pounds | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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2015 statistics: 13 games | 14 catches, 128 yards | 1 TD

Alex Malzone was the quarterback that Michigan built its 2015 recruiting class around, but when you watch the tape of the Birmingham Brother Rice duo, the player that stood out the most was Grant Perry.

Despite all of this, Brady Hoke’s staff never made Perry much of a priority, and he committed to Northwestern. It wasn’t until Harbaugh was putting the finishing touches on the class that he offered Perry and he flipped to Michigan.

Perry was thrown right into the fire in his true freshman season at Michigan and struggled early on, but the staff continued to play him and he capped off the season with five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown in the bowl game against Florida. If he picks up where he left off, he is going to be a reliable target in the slot for the Wolverines.

Drake Harris

#14 | Redshirt Sophomore | 6-4, 188 pounds | Grand Rapids, Michigan

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2015 statistics: 9 games | 6 catches, 39 yards

Drake Harris famously flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Michigan when he decided to focus solely on football. Since then, he has had injury issues and has not been able to see the field consistently. As a redshirt freshman, he saw the field sparingly in 2015.

This is an important year for him. Chesson and Darboh will not be back in 2017, so opportunities will be there to emerge and build some momentum heading into next season.

Moe Ways

#85 | Redshirt Sophomore | 6-3, 217 pounds | Beverly Hills, Michigan

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2015 statistics: 11 games | 3 catches, 40 yards

Ways falls into the same category as Harris as a guy who could parlay a nice 2016 into being one of Michigan’s top receivers in 2017. The Detroit Country Day alum broke his foot in the spring and is still working his way back, but has the size and length to grab jump balls and be a decent red zone target.

Ahmir Mitchell

#2 | Freshman | 6-3, 205 pounds | Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

2015 stats (high school): 10 games | 47 catches, 872 yards, 27 rushes, 241 yards | 17 total TDs

Mitchell, a four-star recruit, was an early enrollee and physically looks the part of a college wide receiver. Guys like that usually find themselves on the field early He was an excellent playmaker in high school and could certainly be that at Michigan.

However, he is currently suspended indefinitely for undisclosed reasons and will have to work his way out of the doghouse. If he is able to do this, Mitchell could end up being a special player in time for the Wolverines.

Kekoa Crawford

#1 | Freshman | 6-2, 195 pounds | Rancho Santa Margarita, California

2015 stats (high school): 10 games | 51 catches, 822 yards | 7 TDs

Crawford is another wideout in the freshman class who physically passes the eyeball test as someone who could play right away. He does not have spring football under his belt like Mitchell does, but could see some early time in 2016.

Crawford’s skill set is similar to Darboh’s and I could see him being that type of receiver for the Wolverines in the future and perhaps sooner.

Eddie McDoom

#13 | Freshman | 6-0, 180 pounds | Winter Garden, Florida

2015 statistics (high school): 29 catches, 653 yards | 9 TDs

Michigan is extremely high on what McDoom brings. He was a three-star recruit, but the staff saw something they loved in his game and recruited him hard to Ann Arbor.

McDoom has excellent hands and tracks the ball well downfield. If they feel he can play early, it would not be a shock to see him in a similar role to what Grant Perry had last season.

Nate Johnson

#10 | Freshman | 5-11, 185 pounds | Thompson’s Station, Tennessee

2015 statistics (high school): 15 games | 87 catches, 1713 yards | 27 TDs

Johnson was a late rising prospect and put up absurd, videogame-like numbers in his senior season in high school. He could see some time in the slot this season, but looks like a candidate for a redshirt.

Johnson can play outside, but will need to bulk up a bit, as most freshman do. He is also similar to Perry in terms of the role he could end up playing his freshman year.

The Others

Chris Evans was featured in the running backs preview, but could see some time in the slot, as well. Brad Hawkins will not enroll at Michigan and instead play at prep school this year. His future with the program is in doubt.

Other players at the position are: Simeon Smith (Fr.), Kenneth Sloss (Sr.), Austin Brenner (Jr.), Jake Martin (Fr.), Nate Schoenle (Fr.), Brenden White (So.), Jack Wangler (Sr.)

More Position Previews:


Running Backs


Tight Ends

Offensive Line

Michigan target KJ Hamler will miss senior season with torn ACL

August 22, 2016 by  
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The wide receiver transferred from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (MI) to IMG Academy (FL) for his senior year.

Michigan target KJ Hamler, a 2017 four-star wide receiver, has told Maize n Brew that he will miss the 2016 season with a torn ACL. Hamler made the transfer from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (MI) to IMG Academy (FL) for his senior year.

The ACL was torn during a preseason game between IMG Academy and Carol City. Hamler went down on a play and walked off the field with trainers, but it was much worse than it originally seemed.

Hamler is ranked as the 300th overall prospect, according to 247Sports. He is the No. 42 wide receiver and the 43rd-best player in the state of Florida.

During his sophomore season, Hamler and the Eaglets won the Michigan Division 3 Final over Muskegon. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s repeated the action against Chelsea in Hamler’s junior season. The receiver played a huge role in each game and will be missed at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, especially as the team opens the 2016 season against a tough opponent in Macomb Dakota.

“I’m very excited,” said IMG Academy quarterback Kellen Mond, regarding Hamler before the injury. “He has got a lot of talent on offense, but I definetley trust him to win matchups and be a playmaker.

“KJ Hamler is a straight baller.”

Even though he is out for the season, Hamler still has a college decision to make. The 5-foot-9, 155-pound receiver has offers to play for Michigan State, Iowa State, Oregon, Penn State, Arizona, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Toledo, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He has been recruited to Michigan by Tyrone Wheatley.

The 247Sports Crystal Ball favors Hamler to Oregon.

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