Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 9:37pm
The Michigan hockey team was among programs whose workouts shut down due to COVID-19 testing and tracing.

Less than a week after Michigan State University football halted its practices and went into a 14-day quarantine, Michigan is pausing voluntary workouts for ice hockey, volleyball, swimming and diving and field hockey, an athletic department spokesperson told The Daily.

Workouts have been paused because of both positive COVID-19 test results and contact tracing, according to a statement sent by the athletic department. The hockey team will resume workouts this week, with other programs scheduled to resume the week of Aug. 3.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:47pm
Coach Jim Harbaugh caused a stir on Twitter with his mischaracterized statements about COVID-19.

“COVID is part of our society,” he said in a Zoom call with media earlier in the day. “Wasn’t caused by football or caused by sports. And there’s no expert view right now that I’m aware of that sports is going to make that worse. It’s part of our society, we’re going to have to deal with it.”
The uproar was predictable.
Except, well, that wasn’t really what he said. At least, it wasn’t all of what he said. Or even close to all of what he said.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:41pm
Football coach Jim Harbaugh never heard of any problems with Dr. Anderson.

Jim Harbaugh said he never saw, or heard, anything inappropriate surrounding the late Dr. Robert Anderson, the former University of Michigan doctor accused of sexual abuse by an ever-growing number of people, including ex-football players.

Anderson was the family doctor, Harbaugh said, as his father, Jack, was on the Michigan football coaching staff from 1973-79.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:40pm
Football coach Jim Harbaugh did not sign a contract extension this spring due to COVID-19.

Harbaugh’s current contract, which runs until the end of the 2021 season, would see him paid $8.05 million this year if not for a 10 percent pay cut agreed to due to the financial deficit facing the athletic department. Instead, Harbaugh will get $7.245 million this year.

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 7:07pm
Michigan is allowing some athletes back on campus.

Michigan will join the schools that have allowed some athletes back on campus for voluntary workouts this week, the school announced in a release Monday.

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 5:38pm
Michigan's athletes could soon be back on campus.

Michigan could soon let its athletes back on campus.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:45pm
Unless there's a drastic change, Michigan won't be playing in front of fans.

“There is a reason to feel some confidence here,” Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a radio interview recently. “But we also have to measure (people’s) expectations and say life’s going to be different. We’re not going to be filling stadiums in the fall.”

With that in mind, Michigan football seems more than ready to deal with the new reality.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:27pm
Michael Barrett appears to be next in line at the VIPER position.

Michael Barrett likely suitor for VIPER role in Don Brown's defense.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:56pm
Don Brown looks to better prepare his players for higher tier teams.

Don Brown takes responsibility for readying his defense against top-tier opponents, especially Ohio State.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:19pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh writes letter on eligibility and student athletes

Jim Harbaugh hasn’t been shy to speak out in favor of student athletes before, and he continued to do so on Thursday.