Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 9:44pm
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It turned out, he was right. Five weeks after cancelling, the Big Ten reversed course. When the Wolverines play their opener at Minnesota on Saturday, Vastardis will be the starting center for the first time in his career. He was also voted a team captain.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 6:10pm
Following in other major conferences' leads, the Big Ten will start its football season this week with daily tests for players and amidst COVID-19 concerns at the University.

Until now, it’s been easy to feel a little removed from things as the rest of the country has played college football. Not anymore.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 6:52pm
The University’s Office for Institutional Equity cleared former University of Michigan football player Mustapha Muhammad of violating sexual misconduct policies.

Nine months after two reports of sexual harassment were filed against former University of Michigan football player Mustapha Muhammad in Jan. 2019, the University’s Office for Institutional Equity cleared him of violating sexual misconduct policies. 

Muhammad said Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, tight ends coach Sherrone Moore and former associate athletic director Greg Harden were aware of the claims against him. 

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:45pm
Michigan will start its season with confidence in its front four on defense.

In their four losses, the Wolverines gave up the first score three times, including a 85-yard score to Alabama on the Crimson Tide’s first play from scrimmage in the Citrus Bowl. In 2020, Paye — a senior who led the team in tackles for loss last season — knows his group will need to do more in that area.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:15pm
Jay Harbaugh sheds light on the kicker battle, who's likely to start at punter and who will be replacing Donovan Peoples-Jones on punt return duty

Christian Turner is back.

After opting out in August on the same day the Big Ten postponed the football season, the junior running back is back with the team and practicing.

“Christian’s added a great attitude,” running backs coach and special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh said Wednesday. “He’s excited to be playing football and be around his team.”

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 7:11pm
Marlin Klein, a high school junior, became Michigan’s third class of 2022 commitment on Sept. 22..

It doesn’t make much sense that Marlin Klein would be here, even under normal circumstances.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 6:25pm
In 2006, assistant men's tennis coach Benjamin Becker defeated Andre Agassi in the U.S. Open.

We’d just finished watching a 36-year-old Andre Agassi in tears after Becker had beaten him at the 2006 U.S. Open, in the last match of his career. Becker, now an assistant coach for the Michigan men’s tennis team, agreed to watch some of the match over Zoom and talk about a moment that is more defining and more significant for his opponent than for himself.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:41pm
Mark Schlissel isn't at all worried about his relationship with Jim Harbaugh.

When asked at the protest about his communication with Schlissel, Harbaugh said they hadn’t spoken about the decision, with their only communication being texts and emails from Harbaugh to Schlissel about the football team’s testing numbers and safety protocols.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 2:27pm
As a freshman, Dax Hill showed why he was a former five-star recruit. Now as a sophomore, he'll be the key cog in Michigan's defense.

Daxton Hill’s talent is more out in the open. Since his recruitment saga two years ago, which culminated in the former five-star flipping from Alabama to Michigan and handing Brown a foundational piece for the future, Hill has been a sure thing in waiting. He impressed when he got on the field in 2019, mostly as a slot corner, but for the most part, sat behind two experienced safeties and waited his turn.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:45pm
Joe Milton and Ronnie Bell both returned to Ann Arbor in April, allowing Michigan's presumptive starting quarterback and his top wideout to train together all summer.

In all likelihood, Milton will be the quarterback and Bell will be his top target.