Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 9:45pm
Hunter Reynolds and Minnesota's Benjamin St. Juste co-founded College Athlete Unity this summer.

College Athlete Unity has amplified their platform and reached a broader audience, and, in doing so, they know they have unlocked the activist potential of college athletes

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:22pm
Demonstrators protesting against the Big Ten’s decision to postpone the football season call for almost transparency and more analytical proof.

While the Big Ten certainly should have been more forthcoming with information and more receptive to the views of all concerned parties given the sheer magnitude of the decision they made, the time has passed during which calls for increased transparency can be productive.

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:36pm
Tariq Speights uses his platform as a student-athlete to spur change.

Athletes, like many of those who marched Sunday, have thousands of eyes on what they do and what they post. Speights wants to make sure they use their voices for good.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 6:26pm
Former Michigan shortstop Jack Blomgren was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2020 MLB Draft.

When asked what his favorite part about playing baseball is, Jack Blomgren doesn’t hesitate.

“Number One: Winning,” the former Michigan shortstop told The Daily. “For sure. Just going out there and competing.” 

Competitive fire courses through Blomgren’s veins, and it has done so since he was very young.

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 6:18pm
Catcher Joe Donovan signed a Minor League contract with the Cleveland Indians.

Junior catcher Joe Donovan and redshirt-senior infielder Matthew Schmidt became the fifth and sixth players from Michigan baseball to join the professional ranks, signing with Cleveland Tuesday and Kansas City Wednesday, respectively, as undrafted free agents.

Donovan and Schmidt join the other four Wolverines — junior right-hander Jeff Criswell, junior shortstop Jack Blomgren, and junior outfielders Jesse Franklin and Jordan Nwogu — who were drafted June 11.

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 1:01pm
Jack Blomgren was drafted by the Colorado Rockies.

Junior Jack Blomgren was drafted by the Colorado Rockies Thursday night.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:31pm
Jeff Criswell was the first Wolverine selected in the MLB draft Thursday.

Jeff Criswell was selected 58th overall Thursday night.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:22pm
Junior designated hitter Jordan Nwogu has posted excellent advanced statistics throughout his career.

Advanced statistics love junior outfielder Jordan Nwogu.
Nwogu’s patient eye, powerful swing, and plus speed create the model of a ballplayer that sabermetricians fawn over. Add consistency at the level Nwogu attained during the Wolverines’ 2019 campaign, and the result is gaudy numbers.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:01pm
Junior right-hander Jeff Criswell made a habit of earning quality starts and going deep into games this season.

Former Michigan left-hander Jim Abbott knows pitching better than most.

A two-time Big Ten Champion, Abbott went on to a storied 11-year major league career, finishing third in Cy Young voting in 1991. So when he praises junior right-hander Jeff Criswell, it makes you stop and think of what the future could hold.

“Well he’s big, and he’s strong. I’ll tell you that,” Abbott told The Daily.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:57pm
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Thirteen years ago, White Sox ACE Program founders Kenny Fullman and Nathan Durst sat down to solve a problem. Their work has led to an elite inner-city baseball program that has developed a unique connection with Michigan baseball.