Book advertisement says Michigan won title

Michigan almost won its second national championship in basketball.

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, 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 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!”