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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Willie Henry, the friendly giant

BY MAX COHEN

When Ted Ginn Sr. first saw Willie Henry, he saw the makings of a football player. He saw a defensive lineman dripping with potential, capable of busting through opposing offensive lines and sacking the quarterback. He saw a young man who, if he utilized his physical talents, would be good enough to earn a scholarship playing college football.

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Q & A with Utah Daily Chronicle writer, Ryan Miller

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BY GREG GARNO

The Daily spoke with the Utah Daily Chronicle’s Ryan Miller, an assistant sports editor, to take a look at the Wolverines’ next opponent.

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Sloppy offensive effort dooms Michigan

BY JACOB GASE

“The bottom line is, it doesn’t matter what system or what lineup we put on the floor,” Rosen said. “We’ve got to be able to execute. Tonight, we didn’t execute very well. Especially when the game started going south on us, our execution broke down.”

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Women's Soccer

Surging Wolverines earn another late victory

BY JAKE LOURIM

Sophomore forward Madisson Lewis fired home the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute to lift the Wolverines past Maryland, 1-0.

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No. 1 Michigan prepare for first competitive race of season

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BY CHRIS CROWDER

Though it’s just the second race of the year, the Michigan women’s cross country team will be thinking of a Big Ten title on Saturday.

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Men’s soccer looks to rebound against Northwestern

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BY SYED FAHD AHSAN

Michigan (1-3-1) comes into the fixture winless in its last three games. Northwestern (3-1-2) would’ve entered in similar circumstances were it not for Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Valparaiso, before which they had one loss and two draws since the start of the month.

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Wrestling

Led by Coon, sophomore wrestling class doesn't miss a beat

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY BEN FIDELMAN

“We are going to put our best team on the mat,” McFarland said. “All three of those guys learned an awful lot, as most student-athletes do, in their first year of competition. You learn where the bar is. The grind of that first year turns you into a man.”

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Notebook: With four injured starters, Hoke not elaborating on injuries

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

Hoke offered up little about who would fill in for his four injured starters, including three on a depleted defense that will face a potent passing offense against Utah this weekend. Cornerback Raymon Taylor, safety Jarrod Wilson and linebacker Desmond Morgan all missed last weekend’s game vs. Miami (Ohio).

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Wolverines look to bounce back after loss against Bowling Green

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BY JASON STEINMAN

The season is still young, but as Michigan sits fifth in the conference (0-1 Big Ten, 1-3-1 overall), this weekend’s game could prove to be pivotal. It marks Michigan’s second away game and second Big Ten matchup of the season.

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Freshmen making positive impact for Michigan football

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

And yet, Jabrill Peppers is just one of four true freshmen receiving significant playing time months out of high school.

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Football

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HALFTIME: Utah leads Michigan, 13-10

18 minutes ago

BY MAX COHEN

Save for the screen pass, Michigan’s defense was swarming and effective, and the unit scored the Wolverines’ only touchdown of the half.

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Breakdown: Michigan's defense faces big test against Utah

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

The Michigan football team has the chance to change the tide in its matchup against Utah (2-0) this Saturday. The Utes joined the Pac-12 in 2011 and their fast-paced offense should prove a hefty challenge for the Wolverines (2-1).

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Utes pose major challenge in Wolverines' last non-conference game

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Will Utah really threaten the Michigan football team Saturday afternoon at the Big House? If you believe the betting lines, yes.

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Field Hockey

Wolverines come back to upset No. 6 Penn State

BY JESSE KLEIN

“We knew we could win,” redshirt freshman Carly Bennett said. “We never got down on ourselves.” It was Bennett that turned the game in the Wolverines favor with two back to back goals, at minute 38 and minute 55. She rebounded a missed corner and put up her second goal off a pass from junior Shannon Scavelli.

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Volleyball

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Volleyball ices Penguins in straight sets

3 hours ago

BY ZACH SHAW

Kicking off the Michigan Invitational with a youth-oriented “Block out Bullying” event at the Crisler Center, the Wolverines embarrassed Youngstown State from start to finish, winning all three sets to begin the weekend 1-0.

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Confident Wolverines head East for pair of Big Ten matchups

BY ISAIAH ZEAVIN-MOSS

After a weekend of two thrilling, quality results — a 2-1 overtime victory over Minnesota and a last-second 2-1 triumph over No. 9 Wisconsin — the Wolverines will try to extend their current four-match win streak.

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Michigan hopes to maintain win streak on the road

BY BEN KIM FOR THE DAILY

Pankratz said she hopes the Wolverines will bring the success they have had at home with them to Kent, Ohio and State College.

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With home opener out of the way, Wolverines prepare for Big Ten Preview

BY ALAINA STEVENSON

With sights set on the Big Ten Championship and the NCAA Championships, the Big Ten Preview this weekend in Iowa City is a great way for the Michigan men’s cross country team to see how far they have come, but also how much more needs to be accomplished before the end of the year.

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