Book advertisement says Michigan won title
APR 10, 2013 12:35p ET
Almost that is.
After establishing a sizable lead over the Louisville Cardinals on Monday night in Atlanta, the Wolverines couldn't hang on in the second half and lost a heartbreaker, 82-76.
But based on a book advertisement on amazon.com, The Detroit Free Press must have thought this was horseshoes or hand grenades.
The newspaper declares Michigan, not Louisville, as 2013 champions of the college basketball world.
On Wednesday afternoon, Detroit Free Press Assistant Managing Editor Stefanie Murray posted an apology in the Discussions section for the book's amazon.com page:
"We're very sorry for this mistake. The Free Press had prepared a fantastic book to publish should Michigan win the national title, and an error with our book publisher caused the promotion for the book to be displayed on Amazon. Our publisher is working with Amazon to make sure it gets removed. Hopefully at this time next year, however, we WILL be publishing either a book on Michigan or Michigan State winning the 2014 national title!"