Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:25pm
The Michigan women's gymnastics team is looking to clinch its 18th Big Ten Championship since 2000 this season.

Walking into the Donald R. Shepherd Gymnastics Center, it’s near impossible to miss the maize and blue championship banners that hang in rows all across the ceiling. The flags — 26 in total — create an imposing image against the white interior of the building, a constant reminder of the program’s success.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 9:06pm
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Heartbreaking. That was the word on everyone’s lips after No. 15 Michigan (13-7) fell to No. 4 Louisville (16-6), 2-1, in double overtime Friday. The field hockey team’s loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament put an end to its season.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:33pm
Senior midfielder Claire Brush believes that not finishing in the circles led to the Michigan field hockey’s eventual 1-0 loss Sunday against Iowa.

The Wolverines’ offense stumbled on Sunday against Iowa, ending scoreless and losing, 1-0, in their last regular season game. Despite the lack of shots, the Hawkeyes hardly dominated. Possession was split and the Wolverines’ passing put them in scoring position frequently. They just couldn’t capitalize on opportunities.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:33pm
Junior Harrison Brown was one of four Michigan men’s team players to travel to Sarasota, Fla. for the Lakewood Ranch Invite this weekend.

In its penultimate match of the fall season, the Michigan men’s tennis team continued its below-average run. Four players travelled to Sarasota, Fla. for the Lakewood Ranch Invite ⁠— juniors Harrison Brown and Teddy Oosterban, senior Nick Beaty, and sophomore Ryan Fu ⁠— while two went to the Big Ten Singles and Doubles Championship in Lincoln, Neb.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:02pm
The Michigan rowing team recruits athletes who played other sports in high school.

 

 

What makes a Division I athlete? 

Enthusiasm for improvement, a mindset for work, physiology — one thing is noticeably absent from Dan Harrison’s list: any skill in the sport. 

This year, the majority of the 36 novice rowers on the Wolverines’ team have no experience with an oar. While this isn’t unheard of for collegiate rowing, Harrison, Michigan’s novice rowing coach, has led a concerted effort over the past few years to recruit inexperienced athletes from across the state.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 8:59pm
Junior midfielder Kayla Reed and the Michigan field hockey team split games against No. 18 Rutgers and No. 11 St. Joseph this past weekend.

One shot — saved. 

A minute later, another shot — saved.

Forty-five seconds after that, a third shot — saved. 

This was the pattern for much of the weekend, as the No. 7 Michigan field hockey team (14-4 overall, 5-2 Big Ten) struggled to capitalize on offensive opportunities against No. 18 Rutgers and No. 11 St. Joseph.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:56pm
Michigan men's golf finished fourth this past weekend.
After a rocky start to their fall season, the Michigan men’s golf team came to a strong finish.
 
Following last week’s competition at Crooked Stick, during which the team ended 10th out of 14 teams, the Wolverines arrived at the Royal Oak Intercollegiate tournament on Monday with a renewed mindset — one focused on putting the past behind them.
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:15pm
The Michigan rowing team used a fall-break scrimmage against Ohio State to give its young rowers experience before the spring season.

Michigan claimed the top times in both the four and pair races in the first piece, but the Buckeyes came back to even the score in the second piece, besting the Wolverines’ boats by nine and 14 seconds, respectively.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:49pm
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The results from the four-day Women’s Collegiate Classic in Malibu were mixed. The Wolverines started strongly with wins in Thursday’s first round matches. Freshman Andrea Cerdan edged out No. 15 Christina Rosca of Vanderbilt in a close match, taking two of three sets by a slim margin, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. While Cerdan stumbled in the second round — losing two consecutive sets 6-2 — the freshman’s ability to win against highly-ranked players makes her an integral part of Michigan’s program as the season goes on.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 8:22pm
Michigan coach Jennifer Klein believes the Wolverines need to continue to get better at maintaining possession while also applying pressure against opponents.

On Sunday, the Michigan women's soccer team cruised to a 4-1 victory in a game that was characterized by the Cornhuskers’ high pressure leaving them exposed at the back.