Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 7:40pm

The Michigan baseball team entered this season leading its conference in expectations. The Wolverines are currently the only Big Ten team –– and the only Northern baseball team at all –– to be ranked nationally. But that doesn’t mean competition in the Big Ten won’t be fluid.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8:45pm
Freshman third baseman Ted Burton, a California native, is adjusting to cold-weather baseball

In the 40 years before Michigan’s run last season, teams from north of the 40th parallel only qualified for the College World Series 27 times out of a potential 328. Many recruits from baseball hotbeds are hesitant to leave their home regions and take the risk of playing in the cold. Freshman third baseman Ted Burton, who hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., wasn’t one of them.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7:40pm
Michigan coach Erik Bakich noted his team's lack of execution in its series loss to UConn

It was a weekend of a few highs and many lows for the Michigan baseball team.

There was disappointment on Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., as the Wolverines’ (4-3) early 6-0 lead over UConn (3-3) crumbled away over the last four innings into an 8-7 loss. 

There was jubilation on Saturday, when freshman third baseman Ted Burton hit his first career home run to drive in three. The shot brought Michigan’s lead to 13-2 and helped facilitate an explosive 14-2 win.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 6:15pm
Senior Jack Blomgren assisted on the final out vs Cal Poly.

The team’s defensive sharpness, exhibited by Blomgren and Schmidt in that game-ending play, was a useful complement to Weston’s first career save on Saturday. It also demonstrated the likelihood that defense will be a crucial part of Michigan’s winning equation

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 8:20pm
Junior outfielder Jordan Nwogu was named a Preseason All-American.

As the 2020 season begins with higher expectations than ever before, the team has lost many key hitters, particularly on the front end of last year’s lineup. Despite the losses, Bakich isn’t worried about how his team will craft its offensive identity. Last year, there were plenty of questions coming in, too, and he saw how that ended up.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 6:21pm
Senior Nick Beaty's undefeated run in singles play helped Michigan win the ITA Kickoff this weekend.

A lightning-fast serve and mistakes from the Rebels’ Finn Reynolds helped propel freshman Ondrej Styler, and with him the Michigan men’s tennis team (4-1), to a 4-3 victory Saturday night. Michigan’s 2-0 weekend at the ITA Kickoff –– also featuring a similarly close 4-3 victory over Texas Tech on Friday –– earned them a bid to next month’s tournament in Madison.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 5:11pm
Senior Nick Beaty had a straight-sets victory in Michigan's win over Oregon.

Eugene was unfamiliar territory to the Wolverines on their first away trip of the spring season for Sunday’s match against Oregon. Nonetheless the No. 17 Michigan men’s tennis team (2-1) took on their new opponent in stride with a 5-2 win in both singles and doubles.

The Wolverines’ West Coast trip proved to be a successful one on the heels of a tough loss at home to North Carolina State last week, with another dominant 7-0 win over Washington on Friday. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 6:39pm
Junior midfielder Marc Ybarra scored a game-winning penalty kick as Michigan advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Ultras had moved from their resident bleachers and congregated at one end of the field. With each penalty kick came screams and gasps from the stands which were filled to capacity. As junior midfielder Marc Ybarra lined up to take his shot, though, there was a moment of near silence, punctuated by nervous murmurs. Everyone knew Michigan’s season hung in the balance.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:19pm

At this past weekend’s Frank Beeman Invitational at Michigan State, the Wolverines’ duos of junior Mattias Siimar and sophomore Andrew Fenty took first place while sophomore Patrick Maloney and senior Nicholas Beaty finished in third. The tournament’s unique structure of three-match rounds –– two singles matches and one doubles match –– allowed for Michigan to showcase its abilities in both formats.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 7:58pm
Michigan coach Chaka Daley thought his team didn't take full advantage of big moments in its loss to Washington.

Ultimately, it’s all about finishing.

The Michigan men’s soccer team learned that lesson Sunday evening in its 1-0 loss to No. 13 Washington. Despite plenty of close calls and solid scoring opportunities, the Wolverines were unable to break through when it mattered.

Michigan started off confidently and maintained control of play for most of the first half. The Wolverines’ defense consistently frustrated Washington’s attack and recovered the ball when they needed to.