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Men's Soccer

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Men’s soccer preview: Formation changes as optimism brews

BY MINH DOAN

And for the Wolverines, how well the older and younger players mesh together will determine their success. They will get their first crack at it Friday against Florida International followed by Southern Methodist on Sunday to open the season.

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Women's Soccer

Michigan attempting to work out kinks before traveling to California

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY BRAD WHIPPLE

With high caliber teams in this weekend’s forecast, time is running out for the Wolverines to address their scoring issues before they suffer their first loss this season.

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2014 Volleyball Preview

Stacked Big Ten presents a tough task for young volleyball squad

James Coller/Daily

BY MAX BULTMAN

Michigan has consistently played a role in the national picture, qualifying for eight straight NCAA tournaments, but it has often been buried in the loaded Big Ten standings.

More preview content: Wolverines begin season in Arkansas | Position-by-position breakdown

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Men's Cross Country

Behind Sullivan, a new era begins at Michigan

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BY MATTHEW KIPNIS

After winning its first NCAA Great Lakes Regional title in six years and finishing as the runner-up at the Big Ten Championships for the second straight season, No. 22 Michigan will kick off its season competing in the Michigan Open this Friday. The non-scoring 5,000-meter race will give the Wolverine’s young team a chance to see where it stands.

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2014 Volleyball Preview

2014 Michigan volleyball: Position-by-position breakdown

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY JACOB GASE

Coach Mark Rosen was already facing the challenge of reshaping a young team following the departure of five seniors. Now, a flurry of injuries in preseason practice has further exacerbated the issue.

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Football

Notebook: Wolverines to name captains after regular season

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BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

This year’s policy contradicts Hoke’s stated beliefs in 2011, his first season as Michigan’s coach. In a video interview with MGoBlue.com, the coach stressed the importance of traditional captains.

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Football

Roles change for Henne, Robinson in return to Michigan

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BY JAKE LOURIM

Henne, a soft-spoken pocket passer who started four years for the Wolverines, started the game in a mostly full Ford Field. Robinson, a famously flashy big-play threat, was left to do the dirty work.

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Women's Soccer

Previewing women’s soccer: There’s work to be done

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BY BRAD WHIPPLE

Michigan’s progress will be put to the test Friday when it hosts the season opener against Cal. State Northridge followed by Bowling Green on Sunday. With the 2014 campaign underway, the Daily breaks down this year’s squad.

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A letter from camp: Scenes from Michigan basketball's vaunted summer workout program

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY MAX BULTMAN

Motivation is a cornerstone of what Sanderson asks from his players at “camp,” so there’s no shortage of it anywhere in the building. Trey Burke’s Associated Press National Player of the Year trophy is front and center in the lobby, sharing a case with Michigan’s 2013 South Regional Championship hardware.

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Men's Soccer

James Coller/Daily

Captain-led camp helps Wolverines prepare for daunting season

BY KELLY HALL

In Daley’s third year with Michigan, optimism in the soccer program is growing despite the difficulty of the Wolverines’ upcoming schedule. The Big Ten coaches chose Michigan to finish third in the conference this season, which would be an improvement upon last season’s fourth-place finish.

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Field Hockey

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Michigan set to face toughest weekend of the year

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BY NATHANIEL CLARK

“Yeah, it’s tough, but we made it that way by design,” Pankratz said. “It sets a good tone for the rest of the season.”

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Football

NCAA denies Ty Isaac's hardship waiver, Michigan appealing

BY GREG GARNO

The NCAA denied transfer running back Ty Isaac’s hardship request to play for the Wolverines this season, Michigan coach Brady Hoke announced Wednesday.

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Women's Cross Country

With No. 1 ranking, Wolverines poised for big season

BY SHAWN HEROOR

Led by four co-captains, senior Brooke Handler, and redshirt seniors Taylor Pogue, Alex Leptich and Megan Weschler, Michigan has the experience to finish better than its fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships last season.

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2014 Volleyball Preview

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New-look volleyball begins 2014 season in Arkansas

BY ZACH SHAW

Less than two years removed from the team’s first-ever Final Four appearance, Michigan enters the season humbled, unranked and most of all, younger.

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Women's Soccer

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Michigan overcomes sluggish start to top Bowling Green

BY JAKE LOURIM

The Wolverines managed only one goal out of 13 corner kicks and 10 shots in the first half, but they held on with a strong defense.

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Todd Needle/Daily

Throwback Thursday: How the Daily covered the Appalachian State upset

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Ahead of the Wolverines' rematch against the Mountaineers on Aug. 30, the Daily looks back on how it covered the unfathomable.

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