Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 8:25pm
Michigan's freshmen believe the challenges they've gone through so far this year have brought them closer to the rest of the team.

But for the freshmen on this year’s Michigan hockey team, that experience was short lived. When a COVID-19 cluster was identified on Sept. 17 on the floor that many players were living on in South Quad, they made the decision to move out as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:16pm
Mel Pearson saw three of his incoming freshmen selected in the 2020 NHL Draft and is challenging them to prove themselves in college.

Normally, by the time draft-eligible freshmen arrive on campus, they know where they’ll be playing after college.

But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NHL draft was postponed from late June to early October. The Michigan hockey team’s freshmen have all been in Ann Arbor for months.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:11pm
It might be a long time until Michigan can line up like this, but the team is making to most of its chances.

Every Saturday since practices began at the beginning of September, Michigan has used its optional skate time to hold 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 tournaments.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:59pm
Eric Ciccolini rehabbed from shoulder surgery during quarantine.

Ciccolini was cleared to begin rehabbing in March, but had to leave Ann Arbor and return home to Toronto due to the COVID-19 pandemic before he could even start.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 8:07pm
Michigan hockey used its extended off season to bond more with its new freshmen.

While this offseason was less structured than a usual one, with players having to hold themselves accountable for their training in new environments, the team kept in constant contact to make sure everyone was staying involved.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 8:49pm
Michigan freshman goalkeeper Jack Portillo spent last season with the USHL's Dubuque Fighting Saints and earning goalie of the year honors.

Portillo isn’t just coming to Michigan to play hockey. He’s here for the college experience — one he couldn’t get playing in a professional league — and views Mann’s presence as a positive.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 6:19pm

What makes Beecher so effective is his rare combination of size and speed. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 209 pounds, he is one of the biggest forwards on Michigan’s roster — and he uses that to his advantage.

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 6:20pm
Maddie Nolan recovered from injury to play her freshman year.

Maddie may never regain the same speed or explosiveness that she had before. She still has to wear the bulky brace. She has to go through intensive preparation before each game just to be able to play, including cutting off 80 percent of the blood flow to her leg and doing leg presses to strengthen it.

But to Maddie, it’s all worth it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:33pm
Sophomore guard Amy Dilk has been instrumental to Michigan's success this season.

Kim Barnes Arico stood in the corner of the locker room, a smile on her face. 

The Michigan coach had just been asked about sophomore point guard Amy Dilk, who just led the Wolverines to a comeback win over Nebraska in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament with arguably her best game of the season — 22 points, six assists and zero turnovers.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:18pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Hailey Brown walked off the court three minutes into the second quarter, her head hung low, and slammed a towel down on the scorer’s table. The junior forward turned the ball over twice in the last minute and missed her first four shots of the game.

Brown’s frustration was a microcosm of a larger issue that held the Michigan women’s basketball team back in its 66-60 loss to Ohio State on Saturday night. Throughout the game, the Wolverines secondary scorers struggled to create any offense.