Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:41am
Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen is preparing his team for the 2021 season.

The Michigan volleyball team and the rest of the Big Ten are set to kick off their conference-only season on the weekend of Jan. 22.

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 2:13am
Michigan coach Mike McGuire uses junior Theresa Mayanja in numerous different events.

For some track and field competitors, their focus lies in a single event. Sometimes they pride themselves solely on their speed or jumping ability. For Theresa Mayanja, this could not be farther from the truth.

The junior from Bothell, Wash. is a do-it-all star for the Michigan women’s track and field team. During her freshman campaign, she finished ninth at the Big Ten Championships in the heptathlon. Last winter, she built upon her already impressive resumé with a fifth-place result in the pentathlon at the Power Five Invitational. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 6:44pm

There are a few things no athletes ever want to hear.

You’re out for the season.

You’re benched.

You’re good, but you’re not great.

Akienreh Johnson has heard all of them the past five years. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:40pm
Kim Barnes Arico dressed up as Juwan Howard for Halloween.

A program spans seasons and isn’t confined to the tangible aspects. It runs through everything a team can do and beyond. It starts with the head coach and trickles down to the smallest minutia. It penetrates the locker room culture, the body language, players, coaches, support staff and practice players carry themselves with and the culture that encompasses everything they do.
Over the last eight years, Barnes Arico has built a program. And that program is finally getting national recognition.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:00am

Although a major setback, the injury did not deter Rodriguez. More motivated than ever, he worked his way back onto the field the following season.

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:32pm
With Olympic aspirations, Paul Juda headed to Japan earlier this month for international competition.

After a grueling 14-hour flight and three days of subpar practices, jetlagged sophomore gymnast Paul Juda took center stage on Nov. 8 at the Friendship and Solidarity Competition in Tokyo to perform in the first senior-level competition of his career.

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:28pm

For four years, Mira Shane was the best goaltender in Michigan women’s lacrosse history. And now, just 18 months later, she’s making the return to Ann Arbor. 

Shane finished her career as Michigan’s all-time leader in career victories, saves and save percentage. Now, Shane is returning to her college town as a volunteer assistant coach to help out the Wolverines’ goalkeepers. 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:25pm
After growing up as a ballgirl at Michigan games, Jess Mruzik is ready to take the floor as a player at Cliff Keen Arena.

At 10 years old, Jess Mruzik already knew she wanted to play for Michigan someday.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:08pm
Michigan is beginning this season with higher expectations than usual, previewing a possible breakthrough season.

This is one of the most talented teams the Wolverines have had in many years. But just how far will those expectations take them?

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 11:03pm
Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will have the luxury of being able to rely on depth more this year.

But you can’t win a game, much less a Big Ten Championship, with just two players. Though the entire starting lineup is back from last year, all eyes are on the bench players to see who can step up and provide that extra spark to get the Wolverines over the hump.