Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:42pm
Freshman defenseman Cam York has an offensive-minded skill set but with subtle differences to Quinn Hughes' game.

And it’s hard to not compare the two. They were both highly-touted defenseman who were products of the U.S. National Team Development Program. They were both first-round picks, and they were both similar-framed offensive-minded players that everyone pointed to as difference makers.

But despite their similarities, Cam York is no Quinn Hughes.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:32pm
Graduate transfer forward Nebojsa Popovic has already shown potential, notching five goals and three assists in seven games.

The Michigan men’s soccer team has a new player this season who is lighting up opposing defenses. His name is Nebojsa Popovic.

The forward is a graduate transfer from Oakland University spending his last year of eligibility in Ann Arbor. Since stepping on campus, he’s made an immediate impact, notching five goals and three assists in eight games. 

The sports management program and overall academics at Michigan were paramount in his decision to play for the Wolverines.

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:26pm
Senior forward Nick Pastujov believes the team's forward depth will be the team's strength going into the season.

Running a finger down the Michigan hockey team’s lineups, next to the majority of the players’ names will be the letter “F” — indicating their position, forward. Of the 27 players on the roster, 17 are forwards. Among the forwards, there’s a mix of returnees, rookies, even a graduate transfer.

Questions will arise about chemistry, experience or defensive capabilities. But the ability to score answers itself.

“Can he score?

Yes. 

Can he?

Yes, yes, yes, yes.”

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 9:51pm
Michigan hockey coach Mel Pearson is working to get his team off to a faster start in 2019.

It was the preparation Pearson was readying his team for. In a game, every aspect of hockey is ramped up — speed, strength, skill. The standards for a game could not be easily mimicked in practice. But that’s what the Michigan hockey team is striving for.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:44pm
Senior forward Will Lockwood decided on returning his senior year after weeks of deliberation.

The decision didn’t come easy; it never seems to. But with Lockwood especially, a lot of things came into play. The Wolverines had come into last season with high expectations, coming off a Frozen Four run, and looked to continue that success. However, a 13-16-7 record brought them back to reality and a loss to Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament ended any hope of extending the season.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:17pm
Former Michigan forward Kyle Connor has recently been practicing at Yost Ice Arena and giving advice to Michigan players.

But as practice began this week, and even before that, a different colored helmet could be spotted — a player donning a white helmet in a white jersey — shooting pucks hours after practice had concluded and all the players trickled off ice to the locker room. It was Kyle Connor.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:40pm
Sophomore goalkeeper Strauss Mann is one of the players who will work under new penalty kill and assistant goalie coach Kris Mayotte.

“Goaltending, save percentage 59th out of 60 teams in the country. That’s not gonna cut it. Penalty killing. We have to get better,” Pearson said. “So we've added Kris Mayotte from Providence who’s brought in some new ideas and given us a different perspective.”

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 6:48pm
Michigan volleyball coach Mark Rosen was at the helm of the 2019 Big Ten Volleyball Foreign Team this past June..

Twenty hours before the plane containing delegates representing 11 different Big Ten volleyball teams touched down on foreign soil, all the players met up for a brief practice in Chicago.

There, they spent 45 minutes familiarizing themselves with one another before flying to Japan on June 14 for two weeks for the 2019 Big Ten Volleyball Foreign Tour.

As night fell, the players and staff made their way to the airport. They trudged through the terminals together before taking off, concluding their brief introduction.

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 12:05am
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The selection show was projected on a screen for all gathered around to see. Upon seeing their school name put into a bracket slot, the Michigan baseball players erupted in a cheer.

Some jumped to their feet in joy while others looked around for recipients to their high-fives, because the Wolverines were one of the last four teams into the NCAA Tournament after a turbulent end to their season jeopardized their spot. Though a long shot, it was a chance for a shot at the title, and a chance was all they needed.

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 8:54pm
Felix Auböck won the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships, missing the NCAA record by one second.

With clearer minds and down-to-earth expectations, Michigan turned around its performance on the final day, jumping four spots to end the NCAA Championships in 13th place.