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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Courtesy of Kevin Jones

Eight years in the making: Kelsey Nolan conquers the unknown

BY BRAD WHIPPLE

It’s not about winning or losing for Nolan, but rather finishing. Starting small, weak and unaware of what she was getting herself into, she ends her career having conquered years of training and competing.

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Thomas Paras: The evolution of a leader

James Coller/Daily

BY MINH DOAN

In Michigan men’s lacrosse team’s season opener, Thomas Paras looked around at his teammates and knew exactly what he had to do. He called a players-only meeting and helped inspire the Wolverines to their most successful season in program history.

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Big Ten softball roundup

James Coller/Daily

BY JUSTIN MEYER

Just two weeks remain in the Big Ten softball season, and the championship race is beginning to take shape. The Daily breaks down the conclusion of conference play.

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SportsMonday Column: And now I must leave home

Courtesy of the Helfand Family

BY ZACH HELFAND

It’s funny — you don’t remember most of the times. But you remember the places and you remember the people. Most of all, you remember that feeling.

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Minnesota quickly unravels in the fifth in Wolverines' rubber match win

Luna Anna Archey/Daily

BY KELLY HALL

Betsa’s confidence was on display throughout all seven innings. She allowed just two hits — both solo homers — to lead her team to a 7-2 victory over Minnesota. Betsa got some help in the fifth when senior first baseman Caitlin Blanchard followed the intentional walk of Romero with a three-run double and Sweet hit a three-run homer.

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Michigan places fifth at NCAA Semifinals

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY CINDY YU

Their 48.350 on balance beam was the lowest total on any event in that session.

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Sampson finishes runner-up in NCAA floor exercise finals

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY CINDY YU

Sampson performed a nearly flawless routine, distinguished by her precise technique and high amplitude on her double layout and double pike tumbling passes.

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Betsa shows improved resolve against Minnesota

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY JUSTIN MEYER

The win gave Betsa the marquee victory of her collegiate career to this point, but perhaps more importantly, it gave the Wolverines another piece for the postseason.

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Men's lacrosse falls to No. 13 Yale despite strong play

James Coller/Daily

BY CHLOE AUBUCHON

Despite King’s individual achievement, the Wolverines (1-3 Eastern College Athletic Conference, 4-10 overall) fell to No. 13 Yale, 13-7, at Michigan Stadium.

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Softball

Softball looks to rebound against last-place Illini in Champaign

2 hours ago

BY JAKE LOURIM

After a doubleheader split at Purdue on Wednesday, Michigan (15-2, 37-8) will continue its road trip at Illinois (3-14, 19-23) starting Friday at 7 p.m.

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Water Polo

Skaggs awarded CWPA Rookie of the Year in midst of championship

2 hours ago

BY BRAD WHIPPLE

The Michigan water polo team just got a much needed confidence boost heading into the CWPA Championships this weekend, as freshman two-meter Allison Skaggs grabbed the 2014 CWPA Rookie of the Year award Thursday.

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Softball

Softball drops first game of doubleheader to Purdue

BY JUSTIN MEYER

The Wolverines stumbled to open up the doubleheader, dropping the game 3-2 for their second loss of the Big Ten season, before winning the nightcap in six innings, 11-0.

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Baseball

Baseball continues midweek struggles, falls to Falcons

BY ZACH SHAW

For the third straight week, the Wolverines allowed errors and free passes to headline a home midweek loss to Bowling Green.

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Softball

Wolverines look to increase comfortable lead in West Lafayette

BY KELLY HALL

Experience will battle youth on Wednesday in West Lafayette, as first-year Purdue softball coach Kim Schuette takes on Michigan coach Carol Hutchins, who is in her 30th year with the Wolverines.

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Allison Farrand/Daily

Michigan baseball in review: Halfway through the Big Ten stretch

BY DAILY BASEBALL BEAT

The Daily breaks down Michigan’s baseball team’s season halfway through conference play.

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Courtesy of the Cook Family

SportsMonday Column: The story I always wanted to tell

BY EVERETT COOK

Some day, I will revisit and rewrite the stories I’ve been fortunate enough to take part in over the last four years at Michigan. For right now, though, this story, Sean’s story, is the one I’ve always wanted to tell.

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