Jim Cnockaert (? - ) is a sports journalist. He headed the sports staff of the Bristol (TN) Herald Courier. He was a long time reporter for the Ann Arbor News, covering the Michigan football beat, until his departure in September 2003.


Cnockaert told me via e-mail: "I am innocent of the charges being brought against me. I said so in open court on Tuesday, and it will be proved as this proceeds. Interestingly, neither the Bozeman paper nor the Ann Arbor News attempted to call me for comment, yet both have my cell phone number."

But Cnockaert is most known for his longtime coverage of the University of Michigan for The Ann Arbor News. He covered the Wolverines’ national football championship in 1997 and the Fab Five freshmen who carried the men’s basketball team to the national finals in 1992. Cnockaert also covered the NCAA’s investigation of a basketball booster scandal at the University of Michigan.

Mvictors.com has learned (via telephone source) this morning that Jim Cnockaert, University of Michigan football beat writer for the Ann Arbor News, has been fired. He was let go sometime between the Notre Dame and Oregon games.


  • Cnockaert, Jim. Stadium Stories: Michigan Wolverines : Colorful Tales of the Maize and Blue. Stadium stories series. Guilford, Conn: Globe Pequot Press, 2003. ISBN 0762727845, OCLC 52377669.
  • Cnockaert, Jim. Michigan: Where Have You Gone? Champaign, Ill: Sports Pub., LLC, 2004. ISBN 1582617716, OCLC 56427783.