Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:16pm
Fifth-year senior infielder Matthew Schmidt hit his first-career home run against Vanderbilt.

The Wolverines went on to win their College World Series rematch with Vanderbilt, 4-3, in large part thanks to Schmidt’s go-ahead blast.
Given that Schmidt hit in the seven spot against the Commodores, the long ball wasn’t necessarily expected. It was indicative of the bottom third of the lineup’s production from the weekend.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:27pm

But now with former outfielder and Big Ten Player of the Year Jordan Brewer playing outfield for the Astros organization instead of the Wolverines, the DH spot is no longer the only one available to Nwogu. Moreover, Michigan now has a player who finds himself in a similar situation to the one Nwogu was in last year.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:03pm

Last season, only one left-handed pitcher beat No. 1 UCLA.

His name is Tommy Henry, and he did it twice. 

Henry pitched 13 innings against the Bruins in two starts, one in March and one to send Michigan to the College World Series in June, allowing only four runs while striking out 16 batters with his sharp fastball and elusive slider. These starts were a microcosm of his final campaign, during which the lanky left-hander pitched like a true ace and earned a 12-5 record with a 3.27 ERA.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:19pm
With star duo Kate Fahey and Brienne Minor not returning for the 2020 season, the Michigan women’s tennis team is figuring out how to fill the gaps.

Kate Fahey sits atop the Michigan women’s tennis all-time wins list. Brienne Minor follows closely behind at spot No. 7. Minor is the only Wolverine in team history to be a four-time ITA All-American, while Fahey owns an impressive three All-America honors. Each player has a set of accomplishments that reads like a phone book, and they earned them simultaneously. The duo even paired up to reach the 2019 NCAA Doubles National Championship.

But now, both are gone.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 10:01pm

“Hustle,” yelled Michigan coach Sean Bormet, as freshman Cole Mattin battled for position with Central Michigan junior Dresden Simon.

“Hustle. Hustle. Hustle,” the entire team chanted.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:11pm
The Michigan men's soccer team played stifling defense in a win over Michigan State.

With about three minutes left to play, freshman goalkeeper Owen Finnerty dove out from his near post to cut off a low cross into the box. The crowd roared. The radio announcer’s voice grew excited as he finally got to commend the keeper on his first collegiate save.

In fact, Finnerty’s effort was not a save at all. 

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 8:50pm
The Michigan field hockey team has eight shutouts in 15 games this season.

Taking as many shots as your opponent’s goals scored is hardly a winning formula. 

Penn State found that out the hard way against the No. 9 Michigan field hockey team on Sunday, a situation representative of the recent efforts from coach Marcia Pankratz and her Wolverines. 

“We’re trying to take each play,” Pankratz said, her voice taking on an unusually emphatic and instructionary tone, “Take each play and win it.”

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 9:40pm
Junior goalkeeper Hillary Beall hasn't given up more than one goal in any game this season.

Hillary Beall came to Ann Arbor typifying what  it means to be a highly-touted prospect. The No. 1 goalkeeper in the class of 2017 according to Top Drawer Soccer, Beall was expected to become an elite keeper for the Wolverines. After all, the shot-stopper was a five-star prospect and had already accumulated an impressive junior international resume as an 18-year-old.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 8:43pm
Michigan field hockey coach Marcia Pankratz wants her team's identity to be its grit.

If the Wolverines were seeking a challenge, they had to look no further than the first five games of the season. Four of those matches came against ranked opponents, three of which were in the top ten: No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 3 Connecticut and No. 1 North Carolina. With No. 21 Stanford rounding out the quartet of top-tier opponents, the Wolverines’ opening schedule was anything but easy.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:04pm
The Michigan women's soccer team ended a 327-minute scoreless streak en route to a 2-0 victory on Sunday.

Shortly after her team snapped a 327 minute scoreless streak en route to a 2-0 victory, Michigan coach Jennifer Klein stood on the pitch explaining what it took for the team to finally find the back of the net.

It wasn’t that the link-up play was sloppy or that the team couldn’t march their way towards their opponent’s 18-yard box. The offense’s lack of production boiled down to the failure to adhere to one simple phrase.

“If you wanna score goals,” Klein said “you gotta shoot the ball.”