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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Thomas Paras: The evolution of a leader

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Michigan women’s tennis clinches Big Ten again

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BY MITCH BECKMAN

What would be an accomplishment for most teams has become commonplace for the Wolverines, who clinched their fifth consecutive conference championship this weekend.

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On senior day, Michigan wraps up regular season with big win over Purdue

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BY FREDDY KASTEN

On senior day, one week before the Big Ten Tournament, the Michigan men’s tennis team needed two big wins against conference foes Indiana and Purdue. And it got them.

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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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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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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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Michigan finishes weekend at Purdue with offensive grand finale, takes two of three

BY BRAD WHIPPLE

After splitting its first two games of the weekend against Purdue, the Michigan baseball team triumphed Sunday for the series win.

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On softball: When the momentum swings

BY JAKE LOURIM

It takes one momentum swing — one home run, one bases-clearing double or even one out at home — to shift the game.

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Women's Rowing

Women’s rowing ends Virginia’s perfect record, sweeps Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

BY BRAD WHIPPLE

The seniors on the No. 10 Michigan women’s rowing team have never beaten Virginia, dropping two contests to the Cavaliers in the last four years. But that changed Saturday morning.

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