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

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.

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:38pm
Jim Harbaugh is in support of holding a fall season.

Jim Harbaugh voices support for football being played this fall.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:04am
In its conference-only schedule, Michigan is set to play Michigan State in Ann Arbor for the second straight year.

Michigan's 2020 Big Ten football schedule was released Wednesday, along with the rest of the conference.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 5:45pm
Morgan Overaitis is set to become a Hokie come next spring.

Morgan Overaitis is transferring from Michigan to Virginia Tech entering her junior season.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 11:33pm
Chris and Mya Hinton are apprehensive about football players' return to campus.

Despite being optimistic about conference-only play, Chris and Mya Hinton still have concerns. So, with two sons currently in college football programs — Myles at Stanford and sophomore defensive lineman Chris Jr. at Michigan — the Hintons have chosen to be vocal.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 7:02pm
Warde Manuel appointed position of NACDA president for 2020-21 membership year.

Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel was named president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics on Tuesday.

Manuel will hold this position for the 2020-21 membership year, one likely to be considered the most crucial for athletic directors since the NACDA’s founding in 1965.