Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:41pm
Freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Sparkowski kicking a field goal in high school.

Fuller’s moment in Vanderbilt’s game against Missouri may have been fleeting, but its impact was colossal, reaching the eyes and ears of millions across the country.
Back in Ann Arbor, it reminded Michigan women’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Sparkowski of her own experiences as a kicker in men’s football.

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 9:54pm
Michigan's athletic department put out an optional email signature in support of equality.

On Nov. 2, the athletic department DEI committee — led by assistant director of athletic counseling Abigail Eiler — gave department coaches and staff the option to include the same logo in their email signature.

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:29pm
Michigan defensive back Quinten Johnson spoke at a forum on the experiences of black athletes and people in sports.

TEDxUofM hosted the salon via Zoom, titling the event “Race in Sports: The Black Athletic Experience.” The four panelists included Johnson, professor of Sports Management and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Kinesiology Dr. Ketra Armstrong, Sports Management Ph.D. Elena Simpkins and former Michigan volleyball player Elliot Brooks.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:03am
Michigan's athletes have been outspoken regarding social issues and the need to vote ahead of the presidential election.

Politics and sports are far from separate.

They can’t be. Not if you’re a woman. Not if you’re Black. Not if you’re LGBTQ+. And not if you’re surrounded by teammates whose lives can be affected by an election — this election.

“To make change, the change I want, it starts with voting,” senior defensive lineman Kwity Paye said in September.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 9:32pm

But for larger universities with sizable athletic departments, the justification for program cuts isn’t really there. The losses are temporary, and the revenues from the bounce back when the pandemic ends can restore athletics back to their pre-COVID-19 state.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:12pm
Michigan students speculate on the negative effects of tailgates.

The Daily talked to students to hear what they had to say about the possibility and risks of tailgating in the era of COVID-19.

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:49pm
As a co-ed sport, cheer is excluded from the NCAA and often left in limbo.

The issue of cheerleading’s eligibility as a sport starts and ends with Title IX.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 9:23pm
As former Michigan softball player Alex Sobczak prepares for medical school, she's also learned about Covid-19 through her research.

Former Michigan softball player Alex Sobczak used to devote hours upon hours every week to practice, games, conditioning and team activities. The rest of her waking hours were spent working on her Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience degree to prepare her for medical school.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 8:27pm
The Michigan and Ohio State volleyball teams created a joint video to express their stance against hate.

The programs have used their joint effort despite being rivals as a statement on how important combating racism is to them, a statement they hope will challenge the viewer or fan to compare the true importance of a rivalry and real-life issues.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:58pm
Michigan men's soccer coach Chaka Daley is one of several coaches participating in Michigan's branch of the Big Ten's anti-racism coalition. As part of the coalition's initiative, participants are focusing on education and voter registration.

Michigan soccer coach Chaka Daley doubled down on the coalition’s focus on voting — also tied to the Big Ten’s voter registration committee — citing it as one of the “tangible” results spoken of in the statement about the goal of the coalition. The coalition’s strategy in implementing those results has been through teaching and accessibility of registration.