Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:40pm
Graduate Abby Skvarce against Kentucky last fall.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 was what Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins described as “the worst day of every coach’s career.” The day COVID-19 brought the entire world of sports to a sudden stop. 

That was 87 days ago. By now, the softball season would be over, the champions would have been crowned in Oklahoma City and someone would have carelessly asked Hutchins if she had any plans to retire after her 37th season as the head coach of Michigan softball.

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 8:31pm
The Athletic Department projects a deficit in the 2021 fiscal year

University releases budget projections.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 5:16pm
Athletic director Warde Manuel announces they do not plan to isolate student athletes.

In response to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s statement Tuesday about the safety of sports returning and the idea that teams need a ‘bubble’ to play safely, athletic director Warde Manuel was clear:

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:43pm
Phase one athletes reintroduced in 20-day process.

On Monday, the University announced football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams can return for voluntary workouts. Before the athletes can participate, however, they will first have to go through the athletic department’s 14-day pre-report assessment, followed by a six-day resocialization period.

The process will include symptom surveys, both a COVID-19 test and an antibody test, periods for shelter-in-place and more.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:29pm
The 2005 Michigan softball team celebrated after beating UCLA in the final game of the Women's College World Series.

An oral account of Michigan softball’s 2005 championship season.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 2:10pm
Janine and Natalie with University of Texas Arlington athletes

Janine Smith's journey with volleyball, from Iowa to Texas and her volleyball family.

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 3:35pm
Ward Manuel introduces Juwan Howard, the new men's basketball coach

Michigan advances to Sweet 16 on Jordan Poole buzzer-beating prayer

By Max Marcovitch on March 19, 2018 

Michigan advances to Sweet 16 on Jordan Poole buzzer-beating prayer

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 9:02pm
Middle blocker Jess Robinson, who earned an All-Big Ten Freshman Team nomination this past season, was one of three Wolverines invited to the USA College National Team tryouts.

Three players from the 2019 Michigan volleyball roster were invited to the USA College National Team tryouts. In the fall, they accounted for a combined 56.8 percent of the Wolverines’ kills, 48.4 percent of their blocks and 44.6 percent of their serving aces.

Another key fact about them: All three are underclassmen.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 5:47pm
Junior left-hander Meghan Beaubien has a 1.52 ERA and 0.86 WHIP this season.

The No. 18 Michigan softball team leapt out to a hot 10-0 start before cooling down and arriving at a 15-8 record. Entering their first series in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines will look to reacquire their early season success, starting with Ball State on Saturday.

A relatively inexperienced roster has led to shuffling at every position and a lineup that has not fully settled in. For Michigan to make a run similar to the 33-3 one it had after returning home in 2019, it will have to rely on all levels of its roster.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 4:38pm
The No. 16 Michigan softball team saw mixed results this weekend, falling to No. 1 UCLA and No. 22 UCF while defeating Cal State Fullerton and Boston University.

This weekend, the No. 16 Michigan softball team had two chances to assert itself and prove its fortitude. The first was against No. 1 UCLA (22-1). The second pitted the team against No. 22 UCF (18-5). In both matchups, the Wolverines fell short.

The losses came at 2-0 and 3-2, respectively — each the result of Michigan’s (15-8) continued problem generating runs when it counts.