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Football

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Behind Devin Funchess, running game, Michigan cruises past Mountaineers to redeem 2007 upset

BY GREG GARNO

Funchess caught three touchdown passes, sophomore running back De’Veon Smith ran the ball in and Devin Gardner finished with one incompletion to lead the Wolverines offense in offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier’s first game.

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Men's Soccer

Wolverines bounce back from season-opening loss, bully SMU

BY MINH DOAN

This time, the 4-3-3 formation that coach Chaka Daley implemented at the beginning of the season to become more offensive did exactly what it was supposed to: score goals.

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Football

Michigan's 'D' surprises Mountaineers, repeat of 2007 avoided

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Because of Appalachian State’s history in the Big House, this loss meant a little bit more to the Mountaineers.

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Men's Soccer

Mistakes plague men’s soccer, 4-4-3 dysfunctional in season opener

Luna Anna Archey/Daily

BY MINH DOAN

Ninety minutes and a mistake-filled game later, that stone-cold confidence was shattered, and the Wolverines walked off the field in silence with their heads down after losing a 1-0 battle to Florida International.

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Men's Cross Country

Men's cross country starts season with tune-up at Michigan Open

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY JUSTIN MEYER

For the 22nd-ranked Wolverines men’s cross country team, the sole home event of the season represented little more than a tuneup and a convenient setting to get used to pre-race jitters.

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2014 Football Preview

Jabrill Peppers: The future begins now

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BY MAX COHEN

He’s still a kid, but in the eyes of Wolverine fans, Peppers represents hope. Can one teenager shoulder the load?

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2014 Football Preview

Greg Garno: The solution to avoid finishing 7-6

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BY GREG GARNO

Brady Hoke admitted his team needed to be closer. He knew then the difference in this year’s Michigan football team lies with its leadership. And that’s why this team will succeed, even if nobody believes them.

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2014 Football Preview

Breakdown: Offensive line should have no issues with Appalachian State

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BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

On paper, the Wolverines are more talented than the Mountaineers across the board.

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Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer preview: Formation changes as optimism brews

Paul Sherman/Daily

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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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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Football

Paul Sherman/Daily

Alexa Dettelbach: Michigan can begin to heal, finally

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

No one will forget 2007, but a dominant victory Saturday begins a healing process seven years in the making. And even those fans that entered the stadium skeptical in the morning smiled because this elusive victory was finally had.

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Men's Soccer

Louro makes strong statement in debut

BY JAKE LOURIM

Not much shakes Louro’s confidence, according to Michigan coach Chaka Daley, and nothing did Sunday, either. His assertiveness earned him a shutout in his debut and gave the Wolverines a 3-0 win, their first of the season.

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Green and Smith star in Nussmeier's debut

BY MAX COHEN

Nussmeier’s arrival was supposed to rejuvenate Michigan’s running game, ineffective for the majority of the 2013 season, and the early returns were overwhelmingly positive in the 52-14 victory. The Wolverines rushed for 350 yards behind a more effective offensive line.

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Voleyball

Young, ailing, Wolverines finish 2-1 in Arkansas

BY JACOB GASE

The youth and inexperience led to mixed results in the first regular season action as the Wolverines rolled past Stephen F. Austin and Tennessee State before dropping their final match to Arkansas in five sets.

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Women's Cross Country

Allison Farrand/Daily

Osika inches past Finn to win third straight Michigan Open

BY JAKE LOURIM

Shannon Osika and Erin Finn took each other right down to the wire, finishing with identical times of 17:01.5.

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Hockey

Paul Sherman/Daily

Michigan hockey alumni return to Yost Ice Arena

BY ERIN LENNON

“It’s old-timer hockey, summer hockey,” Berenson said. “We had fun and we work on it. It was a good game. I’m just glad they all came back. It was a good turnout.”

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2014 Football Preview

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Breaking down Michigan’s 2014 schedule

BY MICHIGAN DAILY FOOTBALL BEAT

The Daily breaks down each team (yes, even Miami, Ohio) before the first kick off against Appalachian State.

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