Following Michigan basketball’s 77-68 victory over Michigan State on Saturday, senior sports editor Ben Katz sits down with beat writers Connor Brennan and Daniel Dash to discuss the week that was for the Wolverines.
And considering how injury-prone the team was last season, being able to rely on younger players that have the ability to step up and perform will be important for Michigan. Veteran Wolverines have now seen they can trust the freshmen to hold their ground at a high level.
Despite No. 2 heavyweight sophomore Mason Parris’ pin over No. 3 redshirt freshman Tony Cassioppi, the No. 22 Michigan wrestling team (6-4 overall, 5-2 Big Ten) fell to No. 1 Iowa (11-0, 8-0), 27-9, on Senior Night.
On a night at Crisler Center that didn’t provide Wolverines fans with much to cheer for, Parris’ closing act was spectacular. In the course of dazzling those in attendance, the ever-improving Parris staked his claim to be considered the best heavyweight in the nation.
Senior sports editor Ben Katz sits down with men’s basketball beat writers Connor Brennan and Abby Snyder to discuss the Wolverines’successful week, defeating Nebraska on the road and No. 25 Rutgers at Madison Square Garden. Plus, a preview of rivalry week home games against Ohio State and No. 16 Michigan State.
Auböck, inspired by his national anthem, led the third-ranked Michigan men’s swim (6-1, 4-1) team to a 195-76 win over the Spartans with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle. Meanwhile, the No. 1 Michigan women’s swim team (6-0, 4-0) defeated Michigan State 181-83, led by senior Miranda Tucker with three event wins. Both the men’s and women’s teams got off to fast starts, taking 31-5 and 31-4 leads, respectively. From there, the Wolverines dominated, with the men winning all 16 events, and the women taking 15 events out of 16.
Performing well on the road is always a challenge. That challenge is multiplied ten-fold when the opponent is an arch rival. But despite early setbacks in Columbus, the Michigan men’s gymnastics team (6-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) overcame a hot start from Ohio State (1-3 overall, 0-1 Big Ten), winning the rivalry meet, 409.600 - 408.500.