5 most popular stories on AnnArbor.com: March 18-23
From reported cougar sightings to a literary argument, it was an interesting week in Ann Arbor. Football news trumped the list with the announcement of a verbal commitment from a top-ranked tailback.
Here's the list of this week's five most popular stories:
1. Michigan football picks up commitment from Ohio's No.1 tailback, Deveon Smith: The Wolverines picked up a verbal commitment Saturday from top-ranked Ohio running back Deveon Smith, according to The Wolverine and other recruiting outlets.
2. Ann Arbor man punched during literary argument: A 34-year-old Ann Arbor man was sent to the hospital with a head injury after another man punched him on Saturday during a literary argument, according to police.
3. U-M Police: Possible cougar spotted on North Campus: The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety is alerting the public that an animal described as a “possible cougar” was spotted Thursday near Hubbard Road between Green Road and Stone Road.
4. Evan Smotrycz's mom says he 'wasn't happy,' holds no ill-will toward Michigan basketball program: Evan Smotrycz's decision to leave the Michigan basketball program was far from spur of the moment.
5. Ann Arbor pediatrician Howard Weinblatt must move as part of peeping sentence: On Tuesday, Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Donald Shelton decided to sentence Weinblatt to five years of probation, which included a condition that he must move from his home, situated just 11 feet from the victim’s family’s home in Burns Park.