Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:31pm
Cameron McGrone will be a big piece of Michigan's defense at middle linebacker next season.

In a normal year, this would be about the time Michigan would hold a coordinators’ press conference. Don Brown would stand in front of reporters, be his normal, animated self, and speak to the issues facing the Wolverines’ defense this season.

But COVID-19 has changed all that. A press conference in the time of stay-at-home orders is both unwise and illegal. Instead, with no live sports left to speak of, we’re forced to speculate on the answers. In light of that, The Daily analyzed some of the unknowns surrounding the defense and where the solutions could come from:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:20pm
Maggie MacNeil has stayed relatively anonymous at Michigan despite her status of world champion.

Outside the pool, Maggie MacNeil keeps a fairly low profile, not boasting her status as one of the world’s top swimmers. Other than her block ‘M’ backpack all the athletes wear, she could be any other student. On campus, no one really knows who MacNeil is. She likes it that way.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:13pm
Sophomore Maggie MacNeil was named Swimmer of the Championships with victories in the 100-yard butterfly as well as the 50- and 100-yard freestyle.

The No. 5 Michigan women’s swimming and diving team came into the Big Ten Championships as the prohibitive favorite. But something happened no swim team can prepare for — No. 19 Ohio State had the meet of its life to take the Big Ten title with 1503.5 points, as the Wolverines finished second with 1306.5 points in Iowa City this weekend.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:45pm
Redshirt junior Kanen Storr pulled his Olympic redshirt in December.

After losing three top athletes to the Olympics, Michigan wrestling coach Sean Bormet and the Wolverines are looking to keep moving forward, despite their depleted roster.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:16am
Michigan State hired Mel Tucker as its football coach early Wednesday morning.

According to multiple reports, Michigan State has chosen Colorado’s Mel Tucker as its next head coach.

Tucker had originally turned down the Spartans, tweeting on Feb. 8 that he was committed to the Buffaloes. But when Luke Fickell turned the job down, Michigan State came calling again.

His salary pool with the Spartans will be double what he had at Colorado, according to a report from The Athletic. The Michigan State Board of Regents will vote to officially approve Tucker this afternoon.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 7:33pm
Sophomore Natalie Wojcik won the all-around, bars and beam Sunday against Ohio State.

If there was a moment the meet could’ve gone off the rails, this was it.

Leading off on beam, junior Lauren Farley bobbled her split jump half. Then, senior Maggie O’Hara balked on her dismount and re-did it, ultimately counting as a fall. After her, freshman Sierra Brooks landed with her knees nearly on the mat on her double tuck dismount. All three scored below a 9.8.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:08pm
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday.

EAST LANSING — Mark Dantonio spent the past few weeks hitting the recruiting trail as always, visiting schools and talking to high school prospects.

He realized that it was getting increasingly hard to promise kids that he would still be the coach when they came in 2022. The nonstop grind began to weigh on him. He realized he was 50/50 on what to do about his future. As he explained this all at a press conference on Tuesday night at the Breslin Center, the former Michigan State football coach extended his hand out to his right.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 3:16pm
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio retired on Tuesday afternoon.

Mark Dantonio, who brought Michigan State football back to prominence in the Big Ten, announced Tuesday that he would be stepping down as head coach of the Spartans.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 3:57pm
The Michigan dance team finished in the top 10 in all three of its events at nationals this weekend.

In the middle of a late-night practice, preparing to compete in the finals the next morning, the Michigan dance team dropped everything to make a phone call.

The Wolverines had already made the finals in jazz and gameday. But their fate in hip-hop — an event in which they hadn’t made the finals in seven years — still remained to be seen.

So Michigan stopped practice and called into the announcement. The finalists were read off, one by one.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:37pm
Jim Harbaugh hired Brian Jean-Mary as Michigan's linebackers coach.

Michigan announced the hire of Brian Jean-Mary as linebackers coach Saturday, filling out the Wolverines’ coaching staff for 2020 after the departures of Chris Partridge and Anthony Campanile in the offseason.