A Staff You Know And Trust

From before breaking Jim Harbaugh’s hiring to now and beyond, longtime insider Chris Balas has established himself as a voice U-M fans want to hear. John Borton has been on the beat since Juwan Howard was a player (and has the sweaters to prove it), EJ Holland covers football recruiting with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, plus Clayton Sayfie, Anthony Broome and Tim Verghese are all emerging talents in the market.

We also boast a roster of experts and contributors Michigan fans know and love, from former All-Big Ten offensive lineman Doug Skene and football sideline reporter Doug Karsch, to basketball play-by-play announcer Brian Boesch and columnist Drew Hallett, among others. will continue to supplement our core staff with hard-working individuals.

Chris Balas
The Wolverine’s senior editor, Chris has been covering Michigan football and basketball since 1997.

John Borton
John has been with The Wolverine magazine and website since 1991. His column, Wolverine Watch, is a favorite on the site and in the print magazine.

EJ Holland
EJ is a veteran football recruiting reporter who travels across the country all year to bring you the latest about future Wolverines, who’s next to commit and verify (or deny) all of the rumors. Be sure to check out his weekly Monday report diving deep into Michigan football recruiting, Into The Blue, and fill up on his nightly bits of scoop called Blue Chips.

Clayton Sayfie
Clayton covers Michigan football and basketball for The Wolverine. He is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich. While at Hope, Clayton hosted a sports talk radio show and commentated on football and basketball games. A Michigan native and the son of a U-M graduate, he has followed and had a passion for the Maize and Blue his entire life.

Anthony Broome
Anthony is a staff writer at, which joined the On3 network in Nov. 2021. He has covered Michigan athletics since 2014, where he was the site producer for SB Nation’s Maize n Brew until Oct. 2021. He also spent time at 247Sports primarily covering the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings from 2016-19. Broome earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University in 2016.

Tim Verghese
Tim covers Michigan recruiting for The Wolverine. Raised in Texas, he is passionate about Whataburger and college football. He graduates from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2021.