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Sources: Pat Fitzgerald staying at NU

Updated: January 6, 2011, 11:20 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Michigan expressed interest in Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald for its coaching vacancy, but Fitzgerald will remain at his alma mater, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday.

Michigan requested to meet with the coach, but Fitzgerald returned off the road to meet with Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips, resolidifying his commitment to the school, according to a source close to Fitzgerald.

When asked to comment during the Illinois-Northwestern basketball game on Thursday night ...

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