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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Bektas finishes storied career

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BY LELAND MITCHINSON

When Emina Bektas was looking for a college to continue her tennis career, the most important factor was a tight-knight team atmosphere. At Michigan, she found exactly what she wanted.

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Zach Shaw: The wet, hot Harbaugh summer

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BY ZACH SHAW

Using social media, a goofy demeanor and a growing national presence, Harbaugh has turned his summer into a pseudo-reality show that demands a following.

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Athletic Department announces highest season ticket sales since 2012, 54-percent increase in student tickets

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BY ZACH SHAW

After selling just 11,597 student tickets last season — its lowest total in decades — Michigan has announced a 54-percent sales increase, capping student ticket sales at 17,899.

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Michigan softball summer roundup

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BY CHRIS CROWDER

With every player playing softball in some capacity while school is out, The Daily recaps some of the Michigan softball players’ summer schedule, past and present.

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Boo Nieves heads back to New York with confidence

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BY SYLVANNA GROSS

In one year, Boo Nieves will graduate from Michigan and, depending on his performance, possibly transition from wearing maize and blue shirts to being a Blueshirt.

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Ofili jumping major hurdles into senior year

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BY SYLVANNA GROSS

As Cindy Ofili lined up at the start line at the British Championships, she didn’t take her eyes off the 100-meter hurdles course.

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Michigan lands largest apparel deal in the country, but Nike became ‘obvious’ choice well before cash

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BY ZACH SHAW

With all three companies offering similarly substantial sums, Hackett insists that the decision to go with Nike was not solely a financial one.

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The 2015 Schefters: Honoring the bright spots in Michigan athletics

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BY MAX COHEN AND JAKE LOURIM

These are your 2015 Schefters, our annual look back at the best of the year in Wolverine sports.

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Michigan defenseman Zach Werenski taken eighth, commit Kyle Connor taken 17th in NHL Draft

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BY ZACH SHAW

Despite being just 17, Werenski showed why he was one of the world’s top prospects with Michigan. He led all Big Ten defenseman with nine goals, and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and Rookie Team.

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Quarterback U begins new era

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BY ZACH SHAW

The A4 camp kicked off the newest era of Quarterback U, in which Harbaugh and his staff will pull out every stop imaginable to mix what made every quarterback to don the maize and blue before great, to mix old school and new school to concoct Michigan’s greatest leader yet.

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NOTEBOOK: Legends jerseys to be re-retired

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BY ZACH SHAW

After two years of controversy and awkward numbers, the Michigan football team announced that its “Legends” jersey program would be retired.

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Men's basketball alumni summer roundup

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BY MAX BULTMAN

With Summer League now in the books, The Daily put together a roundup of what the notable Michigan alumni have been up to this offseason.

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Men’s soccer returns for captains’ practice ahead of preseason

BY TED JANES

The Michigan men’s soccer team reunites in Ann Arbor this week ahead of the upcoming season. The Wolverines begin captains’ practices July 28, a full 20 days before the opening exhibition against Butler in Ann Arbor on August 12.

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Michigan's deal with Nike worth $169 million, $79 million more than any other school

BY ZACH SHAW

With Adidas, Under Armour and Nike all offering similar amounts of money, cash was only one step of the five-month process that saw Nike emerge as the obvious choice.

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Catching up with 1981 Rose Bowl-winning Michigan quarterback John Wangler

BY KELLY HALL

On top of leading the 1981 Wolverines to the program's first Rose Bowl victory since 1964, Wangler also won four Big Ten championships.

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Fifteen Wolverines attend NHL Development Camps

BY CHLOE AUBUCHON

Fifteen Wolverine team draft picks and free agent invitees participated in NHL Development Camps over the past few weeks, honing their skills and gaining valuable experience without affecting their NCAA eligibility.

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Munley's final freshman race sets pace for remainder of track career

BY CHRIS CROWDER

The freshman middle-distance runner passed opponent after opponent in the 800-meter race, unaware of how fast he was pacing himself. But he kept striding ahead.

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Jim Hackett sheds light on Athletic Department structure, plans for his future

BY ZACH SHAW

Just like all the decisions he has made at the position, Hackett is happy to take all the time he needs to make sure his decision on his future, whatever it is, is the right one.

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Michigan sticks with Minick despite arrest, offer to resign

BY ZACH SHAW

The 51-year-old refused a breathalyzer test at the time, but blood tests would later reveal his blood-alcohol content level was 0.185, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08.

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Michigan inks deal with Nike through 2027

BY ZACH SHAW

In a much-anticipated decision, the Michigan Athletic Department announced Monday that it would begin a new apparel deal with Nike in August, 2016 following the end of its current deal with Adidas.

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