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Travis is a 2002 graduate of Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Creative Writing and History. He founded the Purdue college sports blog 'Off the Tracks' before moving to SB Nation's umbrella and renaming the blog Hammer & Rails. Travis coordinates SB Nation Indiana's college and high school football coverage. Yes, even the Indiana University coverage (though it pains him to do so). Travis can be barked at on Twitter by IU and Purdue fans alike at @HammerAndRails

NFL injury report: Backus sees starting streak end

Despite a short week, Detroit got through the Texans' game relatively unscathed.

Michigan on top of Legends Division

Both Michigan and Michigan State won on Saturday to pick up ground in the Legends Division.

Big Ten shut out of Coaches Poll

The Big Ten is shut out of the Coaches Poll for the first time ever.

Tigers Roster Update: Luke Putkonen Recalled From Toledo

Luke Putkonen has made seven relief appearances for the Tigers earlier in 2012.

Patrick Eaves Injury Update: Headaches Now 'Fewer And Further Apart'

The Red Wings winger is attempting a comeback from a severe concussion.

NHL Lockout: Henrik Zetterberg Not Planning To Play Anywhere During Work Stoppage

Henrik Zetterberg of the Red Wings will stay in the U.S. during any potential NHL lockout.

AP Top 25: Michigan Falls To No. 19

Michigan falls 11 spots in this week's AP Poll.

Olympics 2012: Michigan Athletes Help Final U.S. Medal Count

Tyler Clary establishing a new Olympic record was one of several highlights for Michigan athletes in London.

Michigan State Training Camp: Defense Stands Out In Sunday Scrimmage

Michigan State scrimmaged on Sunday as part of its fall camp, and the offense has some work to do.

Lions Training Camp: Cliff Avril Likely To Miss First Preseason Game

Cliff Avril's late arrival means he won't be in uniform when the Lions kick off the preseason Friday.