De Jong has waited his turn, and now he is a co-captain as a senior for Michigan.
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De Jong has seemed destined for his position since he started skating in Canada at age 2, but it wasn’t always that simple.

Alex Kile and Michigan have strung together some clutch goals in their five games this season, but the Wolverines still need to improve their puck movement.
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If Michigan hopes to finish in the top half of the Big Ten — let alone make it back to the postseason — it will need to develop a more consistent approach when it has the puck.

Zach Nagelvoort is competing with Jack LaFontaine and Hayden Lavigne to win the starting job as a senior.
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After the Wolverines lost some of their top scorers last season — including Kyle Connor, Tyler Motte and JT Compher — the team is looking to replenish some of the offensive initiative it lost last year.

Michigan won its first Big Ten Tournament title last year, but the Wolverines have a long road back to repeat.
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It will be challenging for the young and raw Wolverines to compete in a conference with four ranked teams.

Michigan Stadium ends Saturday still littered with trash from the game, but 300-plus volunteers come to clean up early on the morning after each game.
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Some 300 volunteers from nearby Father Gabriel Richard High School take up the difficult task of cleaning up Michigan Stadium every week.

Jack LaFontaine has been only one of the goaltenders Michigan has turned to this year.
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The Wolverines have been outshot in every game this season, yet they have only lost one.

Chaka Daley's team lost in overtime to move to 2-9-4 on the season.
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Ohio State’s Ben Fitzpatrick finished in double-overtime for the only goal of the game, ending Michigan’s bid to escape with a tie and one point.

That was evident Friday night, when the Michigan men’s soccer team put the competition aside to honor Fikayo Idowu, the Ohio State defender who passed away in a drowning accident in June.

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Redshirt sophomore quarterback Wilton Speight had one of his best games of the season, going 16-for-23 for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

Jim Harbaugh's team rolled early to a 41-8 win against Illinois at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.
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Jim Harbaugh didn’t hesitate to use three quarterbacks, play a defensive player at two positions and even roll out the now-famous “train” formation on the first series.

Jourdan Lewis (26) has seen limited action because opponents have not often turned in his direction against Michigan’s defense.
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Lewis missed the season’s first three games with an injury, but the real reason he feels so fresh right now is more about what’s happened when he’s on the field.

Chris Wormley and Michigan are focused on improvement, but it isn’t easy for a defense as strong as the Wolverines’.
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The second-ranked Wolverines have allowed the fewest total yards in the nation while ranking first in passing defense and fourth in rushing defense.

Michigan doctoral students Kyle Hanquist (left) and Kevin Neitzel are competing to design a new driver for Wilson Golf.
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The $500,000 grand prize comes with a chance for the winning driver design to be included in next year’s Wilson product line.

Katelynn Flaherty made this year’s preseason All-Big Ten team.
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Flaherty is the first Wolverine to earn that distinction since LeeAnn Bies received the same honors 14 years ago.

Kenny Allen got back on track Saturday by making both of his field-goal attempts.
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Kenny Allen is keeping all three of his jobs, at least for now.

Karan Higdon again eclipsed the 100-yard mark Saturday against Illinois.
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Karan Higdon just keeps looking better.

Drew Sharp covered countless games in Ann Arbor, first for The Michigan Daily and then for the Detroit Free Press.
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What would Drew Sharp have written about today’s game?

Abby Kastroll scored Michigan's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Ohio State on Saturday.
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Michigan created many chances, ending the game with 15 shots. But for all their creativity, the Wolverine attacks were continually thwarted by Buckeyes keeper Devon Kerr, who ended the game with five saves.

Jessica Heifetz and Michigan dropped another game against Ohio State on Saturday, 2-1.
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While the Wolverine offense was quick and agile, it had issues getting the ball into the back of net.

Senior safety Dymonte Thomas intercepts a pass at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.
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The Wolverines did not allow Illinois to complete a pass in the first half in their latest dominant performance.