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.

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 9:17pm
Very few Michigan athletics figures have made political donations.

Any individual can donate an amount of their choosing up to a government-mandated limit either directly to campaigns, to PACs or to Super PACs. This is an individual’s right as a U.S. citizen, so, the University of Michigan does not infringe on that ability, and neither does the athletic department.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 10:38pm
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Michigan.

Politics and sports aren’t separate.

As much as you might want them to be, they aren’t. They never have been and never will be. As long as athletics draw in millions of viewers nationwide of all political persuasions, both politicians and athletes will use it as a platform to push their respective agendas.

Recently, you’ve likely heard of President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring back Big Ten football in order to appeal to fans in the Midwest.

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 3:55pm
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Eagles linebacker Tariq Speights and Wolverines senior defensive back Hunter Reynolds are members of the group College Athlete Unity — an organization that aims to “collectively address injustice and affect positive change using our privilege and considerable platforms.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:57pm
Kevin Warren shared his thoughts on BTN following the postponement of fall sports.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren had a lot to say about the postponement of sports in the conference this fall — unfortunately a lot of it translates to ‘We don’t know.’

“This is a holistic decision,” Warren said in an interview with the Big Ten Network. “There are just too many uncertainties now to go forward and have fall sports in the Big Ten.”

Which essentially just echoed what he said in the statement put out by the Big Ten today:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 7:09pm
Michigan will not play Oregon as currently scheduled.

The Big Ten wasn’t the only Power Five conference to postpone fall sports.

Tuesday afternoon, the PAC 12 joined it.

In its announcement, the PAC 12 did not only postpone fall sports competitions, but all sports through the end of 2020. 

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 7:04pm
Despite its revenue gains, the fall football season needs to be canceled.

The Big Ten needs to come to its senses. College sports, put simply, are unsafe. Blame it on whoever or whatever you want —  universities, conferences, individuals, state governments, the federal government, testing, China, the Swamp, anything — but don’t pretend like holding fall sports right now is a good idea.

Now yes, if you were thinking that some sports have returned safely and are thriving, you’re right. But those professional leagues have at least one of two things that collegiate athletics don’t.