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SportsMonday Column: The saddest part of Michigan's season

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BY GREG GARNO

If you’re reading anything else about “The Game” this weekend, you should understand this is the bigger point that matters: This year’s game doesn’t mean anything.

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Wolverines’ 18th-place finish in National Championship disappointing on paper, not in context

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BY CHRIS CROWDER

The Michigan women’s cross country team opened the season ranked No. 1 and held that spot until Oct. 18 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals. An 18th-place finish in the NCAA Championship wasn’t expected after its preseason and midseason projections. But championships aren’t won on day one.

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Zach Shaw: The breakthrough game

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BY ZACH SHAW

In the first 10 games, the Wolverines had been unable to put the pieces together. But that all changed in Saturday night’s 8-1 win over Penn State. The team with great expectations finally met them on the ice, dominating in all areas in its breakthrough win.

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The good, the bad and the ugly: Maryland

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BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

With the season on the line, the Michigan football team came up short in a 23-16 home loss to Maryland. The loss all but ended the Wolverines’ hope for a bowl bid with a game at No. 7 Ohio State, the last chance for Michigan to reach six wins. The Daily picks out the good, the bad and the ugly from Saturday’s senior day loss.

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Rebounding paces Wolverines to victory

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BY MINH DOAN

Despite early-season questions about rebounding, the Wolverines have proved they can grab boards despite their small size.

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Wolverines go to Lincoln, get tourney hopes blocked

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BY EVAN ROSEN

The Wolverines got swept in Nebraska this weekend, ending their hopes for an NCAA tournament birth, but theyre not throwing in the towel just yet.

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Devin Gardner's final moments in Michigan Stadium

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BY MAX COHEN

With the final moments of his last home game passing by before his eyes, Gardner stood in front of Michigan’s bench a few feet away from the sidelines. He spoke with no one.

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Chen places first at Nike Dowd Cup

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BY CAROLYN KODIS

It’s not even halfway through the season and though the No. 12 Michigan women’s diving team has always had its sights set on the National Championships, now it has become more attainable.

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Football

'Very aggressive mistakes' on special teams overshadow loss

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BY GREG GARNO

It took just two mistakes on special teams to cost the Michigan football team an 11-point swing.

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Michigan falls to Maryland, 23-16, after offense fails to capitalize

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BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

For the Wolverines, their offense relied on the running game, which had its most rushing yards against a Power 5 team this season with 398. Eighty-two of those yards, in addition to the team’s lone touchdown, came from Gardner, who had a burst he has been lacking for most of the season because of injury.

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Five Things We Learned: Maryland

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BY MAX COHEN

With the loss, a win over Ohio State is necessary for Michigan to make a bowl game. But the Wolverines have several issues to resolve first. Many of the same issues that have persisted all season hindered Michigan against the Terrapins.

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Wolverines rout Western Michigan behind stalwart defense

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BY BRAD WHIPPLE

The Michigan women’s basketball team didn’t play perfect defense on Sunday, but it made the stops it needed to in order for its offense to find its rhythm as it dominated the floor in a 74-47 win over Western Michigan.

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Michigan gets second chance against high-tempo team in Oregon

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BY MAX BULTMAN

If Michigan’s showing against Detroit — which plays an upbeat style similar to Oregon — is any indication, the Ducks could be a tough test for a Wolverines team still trying to orient its freshmen.

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Michigan exceeds expectations at NCAA Championship

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BY SYLVANNA GROSS

Three months ago, the Michigan men’s cross country team just hoped to stay competitive with a new coach with a young team. But they’ve gone above and beyond those goals at the end of the season.

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Football

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Alejandro Zúñiga: Following Senior Day loss, enough is enough

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

There will be no bowl game. Rather, the Wolverines will win two fewer games than they did in 2013, which was one fewer game than they did in 2012, which was three fewer games than they did in 2011.

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Amidst changes, Jahnke leads Wolverines through weekend in North Carolina

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BY TED JANES

Fifth-year senior diver Thomas Jahnke has been through it all. He was recruited by one coach, developed under another and is finishing his career with a third. This weekend, he led the Michigan men’s diving team as it competed at the Dowd Nike Cup Invitational.

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Michigan splits Big Ten opening weekend against Penn State

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BY ERIN LENNON

After falling short on Friday, the Wolverines scored eight times Saturday and held the Nittany Lions to a single goal in a dominating performance Saturday. With the split, Michigan move to 5-7-0 (1-1 Big Ten) on the season.

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