Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:55pm
Junior Nico Collins capped his virtual career off in glory.

In the last part of The Daily’s NCAA 14 simulation of Michigan football, the Wolverines saw their national championship hopes erased by Ohio State. Despite almost unprecedented levels of success in his first season, coach Stanford Lipsey’s first matchup against the Buckeyes ended in the same way as the previous eight renditions of The Game. 

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 9:31pm
Dylan McCaffrey led Michigan to a November win in Kinnick Stadium.

November. 

In college football, it’s the month where opportunities are missed, heroes are made and hearts are broken. Two months of success are nullified by catastrophic late-season failures. A season of mediocrity can be forgotten by a Rivalry Week upset. Or, in those rare and special years, a great team can be immortalized as legendary. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 8:41pm
Ronnie Bell's last minute catch clutched a victory from the jaws of defeat

It’s been a few weeks since our last update on our NCAA 14 simulation of Michigan football, so let’s start with a quick recap of what we’ve seen so far. 

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 7:34pm
Sophomore wide receiver GIles Jackson put up huge numbers as Michigan opened conference play.

McCaffrey’s performance against Rutgers propelled him to third in the Heisman watch, behind Alabama running back Najee Harris and Boston College running back David Bailey.

Michigan’s pretty happy with 7-0 right now, but it can’t get too comfortable. Its next three games against rival Michigan State, Penn State and the seventh-ranked Hoosiers will be a real test of the team’s toughness.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 9:46pm
Dylan McCaffrey has the Wolverines at 4-0 in The Daily's NCAA 14 simulation.

The future looks bright for simulated Michigan. This week, we’ll continue with matchups against cupcakes Ball State and Arkansas State, followed by a bona fide trap game at Navy to round out non-conference play.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:24pm
Senior receiver Nico Collins was just as impressive in simulaton as in real-life, en route to 106 yards and 2 touchdowns against Washington.

Luckily, we at the Daily have obtained access to highly-advanced, state-of-the-art college football simulation technology. By inserting a compact disc into a PlayStation 3 system, we have the ability to peek into the future of the sport, witnessing and actively participating in the long-secret rituals of recruiting, conference realignment and even the games themselves.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 9:10pm
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The unthinkable has happened. 

Thursday, when the NCAA announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would be cancelled due to COVID-19, the college basketball world responded with shock, frustration, anger and just about everything in between. 

Sports fans across the country — myself included — will have to come to grips with the fact that one of our greatest annual traditions is no more. Losing March Madness won’t be easy for anyone. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:21pm
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And when the Wolverines scored the game’s first eight points in under three minutes, they were clearly up for the challenge. After a 67-59 win, they were set to face a more manageable opponent — sixth-seeded Ohio State. Another start like that, and Michigan would be in good position to advance to the tournament championship game.
But against the Buckeyes, the opposite happened. The Wolverines missed their first seven attempts and made just two shots in the first five minutes. Without the same offensive intensity that it opened with against the Wildcats, Michigan ultimately fell short.

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 11:36pm
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INDIANAPOLIS — Midway through the fourth quarter Saturday, as Ohio State nursed a three-point lead, junior forward Hailey Brown found herself open with an opportunity to tie the game. 

The play felt like a rerun of the end of Friday’s duel with Northwestern, when Brown iced the win with a 3-pointer off the glass. Another shot like that, and the Wolverines find themselves in a tie game with all the momentum. 

It rimmed out. 

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:34pm
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INDIANAPOLIS — As the Michigan offense set up shop in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter, its previous two meetings with Northwestern loomed large over Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In those two matchups, the Wolverines (21-10 overall, 10-8 Big Ten) hung tough with the 11th-ranked Wildcats (27-3, 16-2) before ultimately losing by totals of just six and eight points.