Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 2:46am
Coach Jim Harbaugh has been in constant contact with parents over Michigan's plans for a return.

On Thursday afternoon, just one day after he went viral for saying, “There’s no expert view right now that I’m aware of that sports is going to make (COVID-19) worse,” Jim Harbaugh sat down for a Zoom call with all of his players’ parents.

It was far away from the spotlight, in an environment that better suits the Michigan coach. No quotes from that Zoom will gain virality or even be posted on the internet. But to the parents of Wolverines’ players, this is the Harbaugh that matters.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:31pm
Athletic director Warde Manuel and the Big Ten still have questions to answer.

Questions raised after Big Ten statement on football schedule.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:40pm
Michigan will play an in-conference schedule.

Just one day after Jim Harbaugh said he would “want the responsibility of keeping our players safe and educating them” by having a football season, the Big 10 is planning to play a conference-only schedule, if the season happens at all.

As first reported by ESPN, the ruling will extend to all fall sports, affecting men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey and volleyball.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:41pm
Jim Harbaugh spoke in his first press conference this year.

Harbaugh holds hopes to play fall season.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:12pm
Josh Gattis is stretching the limits of recruiting in the age of COVID-19.

Consistent communication was the key that enabled Michigan to develop its 2021 recruiting class.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Jaylen Mayfield is the lone returning starter on Michigan's offensive line.

In early March, as the Michigan football team geared up for a spring season that would never happen, the biggest question it faced was who would start at quarterback. But while that battle was destined to dominate spring ball discussion, the question of the Wolverines’ offensive line came a close second.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:29pm
Josh Gattis has watched more film this off-season than ever before.

Josh Gattis has re-watched every play of the 2019 an estimated 50 times.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 8:16pm
Maddy Steere is taking another year off from the Michigan water polo team to prepare for the Olympics.

In Dubai, a short layover turned into a nightmare, amid news that the Coronavirus situation in Italy was rapidly worsening. Throughout an uncertain night at the airport hotel, team officials discussed going straight to Hungary, before awaking players to news that they were returning home immediately.
A month later, the Olympics were postponed, thousands of dreams placed on a year-long hold.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 9:45pm
Quinten Johnson will have a chance to compete at VIPER next year.

Quinten Johnson knew he didn’t go to Michigan to star as a freshman. Recruited as a multi-dimensional four-star defensive back in the Wolverines’ 2019 class, he knew he wouldn’t immediately usurp their crop of established starters.

What he didn’t know is that he would spend his entire freshman season watching from afar, sidelined by a groin injury that required season-ending surgery.

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:21pm
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But without a spring season to separate the two, all we have is the tape, consisting of 35 pass attempts and 23 rush attempts for McCaffrey, and 11 pass attempts and 12 rush attempts for Milton.
The Daily went back and analyzed each player’s play in 2019, focusing on McCaffrey in this piece.