Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
UNDATED (AP) — A lot has changed for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions since their first meeting. Green Bay won that game 23-22 back in October, thanks in part to some disputed penalty calls against the Lions. At that point, Detroit looked like a real threat to win the NFC North, but now the Packers have wrapped that title up. The Lions are in last place after eight straight losses. The teams meet again this weekend to end the regular season. Green Bay can earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a victory and a San Francisco loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Lewerke threw for 320 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score in Michigan State’s 27-21 victory over Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Lewerke threw a 10-yard pass to wide receiver Cody White in the third quarter to put the Spartans ahead 27-21 and they survived down the stretch to give embattled coach Mark Dantonio his sixth bowl victory. Wake Forest missed a chance to win nine games for just the third time in program history.
ANN ARBOR, Mich (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers is out indefinitely with a left groin injury. The school announced Livers’status Friday, two days before the 11th-ranked Wolverines host UMass Lowell. Livers was hurt in a win over Presbyterian last weekend. Michigan described the injury initially as a muscle strain. Livers, a 6-foot-7 junior, is averaging a team-high 13.6 points.