Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:16pm
We love LANEY <3

The Daily gave me a home in a place where I felt like I didn’t have one, and now I can’t imagine having gone anywhere else. That’s why I have an absurd amount of love for these people, and why I don’t care that ending every email with “I love you” was probably unnecessary and ridiculous.

What I do care about is that everyone on this staff — every freshman, every senior, every junior and every sophomore — knows that they were a part of one of the best experiences on this campus.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:15pm
Both the Coed IA and Game Day teams on the Michigan cheer team earned national championships.

Meghan Mesojedec, a co-captain for the Coed IA team along with Deontay Walker, said it felt like it took about 30 seconds for the announcer to reveal the runner-up, which might seem like an eternity when you’re waiting on a potential national championship.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 6:17pm
Senior Emma McLean and the Michigan women's gymnastics team advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second time in the past four years.

“Can’t break steel.”

All season long, that’s what Michigan’s gymnasts have preached. Through injury, through tough competition, through controversy and a long season of twisting and turning and tumbling — you can’t break steel. 

Saturday night, the culmination of that mentality was put to the test. A day of competition in the NCAA Regional Final left reigning national champion UCLA with a hefty lead and the Wolverines in second with a not-so-hefty lead over Alabama. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 8:32pm
Junior Anna Marcus, senior Laney Byler and junior Bailey Johnson are all women on The Daily's sports staff.

At some point, the conversation landed on an internship she did the summer after her freshman year of college. It was 2008, and Auerbach got an internship with The Trentonian in New Jersey. She’d spend the summer covering the Yankees’ AA team, the Trenton Thunder, and jump into her career as a sportswriter.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:30pm
Redshirt sophomore Austin Davis grew up in one-stoplight Onsted before coming to play basketball for Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The village of Onsted does not have a lot.

But it does have a stoplight, and John Beilein knows all about it.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 6:54pm
Freshman Mason Parris took down Ohio State's Chase Singletary on Friday, helping Michigan to beat the second-ranked Buckeyes.

“Well, I obviously want to kill them every time. I want to win every single match, as a team. I want to blow them out and sweep them.”

I was once told you should never start a story with a quote, but I’m pretty sure I can’t convey the Michigan wrestling team’s feelings for Ohio State better than those words from Mason Parris.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 7:49pm
The Michigan women's gymnastics team has long surpassed the men's team in prominence.

Especially after the University’s announcement that the athletic department ended its contract with Faehn on Sunday night, barely four days after her hire, all I could think about were scandalous situations that seemed to mar a history of success.

Right now, the conversation seems to be based around whether hiring Faehn was right or wrong — for me, that discussion seems to miss a broader point.

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 4:28pm
Sophomore wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones caught his eighth touchdown pass of the season on Saturday.

Combined, Michigan’s offense managed just 15 points against a 10th-ranked team in a Saturday bowl game in Atlanta, despite having the talent — or, at the very least, potential — to do otherwise.

Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 6:16pm
Junior quarterback Shea Patterson showed leadership in returning for his senior season

This is not where Shea Patterson expected him and his team to be. The junior quarterback is happy he gets to play football longer than the majority of other teams, sure, but Atlanta is not where he thought he’d be playing.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:03pm
The Michigan men's basketball team's last two home games have been sellouts.

Seventy dollars. That’s what some students paid to watch the men’s basketball team play Purdue on Saturday night.