Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:00pm
The Michigan men's basketball team is playing Thursday night with a chance to advance to the Elite Eight.

In many ways, the real prize of advancing to the Sweet 16 will come before the game tips off Thursday night.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 10:03pm
Senior guard Derrick Walton Jr. in a game against Northwestern at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday.

There is one aspect of being the No. 8 seed that creates an irresistible storyline leading up to this tournament for Michigan. The team it will face, Illinois, is due at least partial credit for starting the Wolverines’ second-half run in the first place.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 6:21pm
Junior forward D.J. Wilson in a game against Indiana on Sunday.

Coming off a blowout win in a rivalry that has been torturous of late, the Wolverines somehow delivered a more impressive win in the follow up against Indiana.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 7:09pm
Last year, former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland dabbed, so really, anything could happen this time.

What would be the perfect Signing of the Stars? Who should introduce whom? Is the dab too dead to revive? We took a stab at predicting the ideal event.

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 8:12am
Michigan coach John Beilein needs to find his team's identity if the Wolverines hope to return to the NCAA Tournament.

After allowing more than 75 points in four of its last five games, Michigan’s tournament hopes seem to rest on the chance that its offense can simply outgun opponents.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 5:20pm
Michigan fans watch in disappointment as the Wolverines fell to Florida State in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30.

But for those inclined to look back and wonder, “What if?” the loss to the Seminoles came with an odd blend of regret and relief.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 2:19am
Senior tight end Jake Butt was injured in the second quarter of the Orange Bowl on Friday night.

There’s plenty of room to debate whether players ought to sit out bowl games, whether they owe it more to the school to play or to themselves to be safe, but this much is hardly up for debate: What happened to Jake Butt on Friday is tragic.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:07pm
Senior tight end Jake Butt is among the Wolverines chasing both a program record and an Orange Bowl win.

Here’s what to watch for when the Wolverines and Seminoles take the field Friday night.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:20pm
Mason Cole transitioned to center this season and his return will provide much-needed experience to a young offensive line.

Cole submitted his name for evaluation by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, but he said Wednesday that he had his mind mostly made up even before hearing back.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:21am
Don Brown will soon lose nearly every starter from one of the nation's best defenses.

Michigan’s defensive coordinator inherited an astonishingly talented group his first year with the team — one that had every single starter earn All-Big Ten honors, but will soon start to dissipate.