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March 27, 2013 - 11:31pm

Report: As expected, Merrill leaves school, signs with Devils' organization

BY MATT SLOVIN

After three seasons with the Michigan hockey team, including two shortened ones, defenseman Jon Merrill has left the University and signed an amateur tryout contract with the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie on Twitter. The Michigan hockey team later reported the news on Twitter.

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March 26, 2013 - 6:40pm

Block 'M' Blog: Turf to be installed in 2014

BY ALEX TAYLOR

Starting in the fall of 2014, visitors to Ray Fisher Stadium, home of the Michigan baseball team, will no longer be able smell the fresh cut grass or hear the crunch of the dirt underneath player’s spikes.

This is because Michigan will replace its current natural field at the Wilpon Complex with an all-turf surface.

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March 26, 2013 - 11:55am

Reactions on the Michigan hockey streak: the best of the rest

BY ZACH HELFAND

Sunday, The Daily reached out to those close to the Michigan hockey, from former captains to Michigan historian John U. Bacon to former hockey staffers for reactions on the end of the team’s NCAA Tournament streak. A small sampling of those ran Monday morning, but many more didn’t comments didn’t make the cut. Here’s the best of the rest:

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March 25, 2013 - 2:20pm

Greg Mattison pulls ahead of Ohio State’s Fickell as Big Ten’s highest-paid assistant

BY ZACH HELFAND

Michigan’s defensive coordinator, who recently signed a three-year contract extension that lasts through 2016, will earn a base salary of $835,000 in 2014, an increase from the base of $750,000 in his previous three-year deal.

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March 22, 2013 - 5:33pm

The Block 'M' blog: Beware of the Havoc

BY EVERETT COOK

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — On the day before the game, the talk was all about VCU’s “Havoc” defense, a full-court press employed after made baskets and dead balls to pressure the opposing team.

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March 20, 2013 - 10:40pm

Block 'M' Blog: Berenson comments on Trouba's Rookie of the Year chances, Nieves snub

BY MATT SLOVIN

Michigan defenseman Jacob Trouba hasn’t had a typical freshman campaign. He’s put up 27 points, including 12 goals, and scored two huge tallies in Michigan’s series-opening win over Western Michigan in last weekend’s CCHA quarterfinals.

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March 19, 2013 - 5:23pm

Block 'M' Blog: Ranking Big Ten teams’ chances of reaching Atlanta

BY STEVEN BRAID

Once a team reaches the Final Four, talent wins above all else. There aren’t many upsets that take place in the final weekend of play, and more often than not, the better team will be victorious.

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March 19, 2013 - 4:11pm

Report: Big Ten divisional realignment puts Michigan in east with Ohio State and Michigan State

BY ZACH HELFAND

Adam Rittenberg reported Tuesday that the Big Ten plans to realign its divisions according to geography, with Michigan joining rivals including Ohio State and Michigan State in the east. The changes will take effect in 2014.

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March 19, 2013 - 12:51pm

Trey Burke named Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated, becoming Michigan's first POY in 47 years

BY COLLEEN THOMAS

Terra Molengraff/Daily

In the first of many expected national honors, sophomore guard Trey Burke was named the National Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday.

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March 18, 2013 - 10:02pm

Block 'M' Blog: Berenson and hockey team see 'another Monday'

BY MATT SLOVIN

Immediately coming off two series sweeps, Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson has begun his daily chat with reporters the past two weeks in the exact same way.

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