Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Two wins brought Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions a bit of a reprieve. Then the team returned home and fell flat once again. The Lions lost 41-21 to Indianapolis on Sunday, slipping back below .500 and again looking like a team that is a step behind the playoff contenders in the NFC. Patricia, Detroit’s coach, had more bad news Monday. He said defensive lineman Trey Flowers was injured in the game and was going on short-term injured reserve. The Lions also lost receiver Kenny Golladay to a hip injury, and it’s not clear when he’ll be back.
UNDATED (AP) — Michigan safeties coach Bob Shoop is limited to working with the team remotely and isn’t assisting on the field with the 23rd-ranked Wolverines. The school’s athletic department made the announcement Monday, saying it would not provide any more details because of privacy rules. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh also declined to comment on Shoop’s situation. Harbaugh says Aashon Larkins has taken over Shoop’s on-field duties in the secondary. Harbaugh hired Shoop in January. He was Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator the past two seasons. The Wolverines play at No. 13 Indiana on Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 13 Indiana became competitive again in Big Ten play because it could score points. Now, it’s climbing the charts because of an aggressive and opportunistic defense. The Hoosiers are rapidly achieving feats the program hasn’t seen in decades. They’re 2-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1991. They have their highest ranking since October 1987. And if they beat No. 23 Michigan on Saturday, the Hoosiers could be looking at their first top-10 appearance since the second week of the 1969 season.