Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 9:57pm
The Michigan baseball team won a series over Cal Poly this weekend.

This win gave Michigan a 2-1 series victory over Cal Poly, and Beers’s performance gave the Wolverines one of many answers they received to early-season questions this weekend.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:52pm
The No. 5 Michigan baseball team looks to rebound over the next 10 days after a disappointing weekend series against UConn.

Last June, the Wolverines filed out of the first-base dugout down into the annals of TD Ameritrade Stadium as the entire Vanderbilt baseball program jumped and hugged around the pitcher’s mound.

The Commodores had just won the decisive third game to become national champions. Michigan left Omaha one game short of glory. 

In recovering from a disappointing end to what was otherwise a positive season, the 2020 Wolverines decided to use the narrow gap between their 2019 campaign and a College World Series as motivation.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7:41pm
The Michigan baseball team is holding its head high after a series loss to UConn

The Wolverines two losses were much more representative of an unfortunate result against a formidable opponent than shocking takedowns of the nation’s No. 1 team. UConn, while certainly an underdog against Michigan, is an accomplished program in its own right, having made NCAA Regionals two years in a row. And the Wolverines’ defeats were a result of a failure to execute — not the exposure of a fatal flaw.
In response, the team’s message is simple.
“Staying the course,” junior right-hander Jeff Criswell said.

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.”