So the replacement for the now-departed Ann Arbor News is now up and running: annarbor.com
My initial reactions with regards to sports coverage were positive, considering it's still in its infancy. The Ann Arbor News' site had been getting very stale and sparse throughout 2009, and annarbor.com already has much more content.
Particularly encouraging is this:
You'll note that it even respectfully links to blogs! HOWEVER, the second "MGoBlog" link about Beano Cook takes the reader not to this trusted site, but to Umgoblog.com. Oops!
Overall, I'm glad to have a new source of Michigan athletics content, and even more glad that they seem to have shed some of the shackles of the MSM. Best of luck, annarbor.com.