Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 8:24pm
Maddie O'Reilly remarks on Women Uplifting Women's progress.

Courtney Bostic, a recent alumna of the Wolverines’ women’s track and field program, created Women Uplifting Women in 2019 for female Michigan athletes in response to what she felt was a pressing issue.

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:23pm
Mike Hilde knows what it's like to be a college diver, which allows him to connect with players like Ross Todd.

In such a mental-centric sport, external stressors as well as internal stressors from the sport itself can derail an athlete’s training.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 7:45pm
Initiatives across the NCAA encouraged voter turnout among student-athletes.

 

Freshman wing Jace Howard sat in front of a photo of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali as he talked to media the day before Election Day.

“Right now (the Michigan men’s basketball team) are at 100% voted,” Howard said in the Zoom press conference Monday afternoon.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:19pm
While Michigan students were ordered to shelter, its football team traveled to Minnesota.

Manuel said that if students can’t come to campus for class, he wouldn’t have student-athletes compete in sports, but that’s exactly what he’s doing.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 5:00pm
Michigan will wear an "EQUALITY" decal on its helmets this season.

On Thursday afternoon, the Michigan athletic department announced via a press release that all of its varsity teams will wear social justice decals on their uniforms and pregame warm-ups during the 2020-21 academic year.

This announcement comes following the success of a student-athlete-led initiative to create two designs that reflect campus unity and diversity, one of which will be seen by those watching Michigan football take on Minnesota the night of Oct. 24.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 9:26pm
After their careers, the personality traits that make collegiate divers fearless translate to their adult lives.

This fearless mentality undoubtedly serves divers well by the pool, but its benefits are not limited solely to that arena. Statements along the lines of “face your fears” are among the most common of life coaching fodder, and, as this suggests, divers' predisposition to fearlessness and fear-conquering places them in an advantageous position in the larger game of life.

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:08pm
Athletes Connected has served as a resource to many Michigan student-athletes since the onset of the pandemic.

Athletes Connected has been working to decrease the stigma around mental health and provide mental health resources to Michigan student-athletes since 2014, but its name has become increasingly fitting since March 12 — a time in which Athletes Connected took on the challenge of keeping the community united during a time of great separation.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 8:33pm
Lots of freshmen have trouble their first year of college, Michigan baseball works to alleviate that.

Students’ freshman year of college is often identified as a hotspot for mental health challenges, especially because students are away from their family, so the comfort and family atmosphere that the team provides is truly valuable.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:48pm
Michigan baseball alumni Ben Keizer and Jimmy Kerr recently opened a new training facility in Ann Arbor.

To Keizer and Kerr, that image represents their past, one of their favorite moments and the connection to their former teammates that they have drawn on in the aftermath of a months-long quarantine.

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