Redshirt sophomore quarterback Wilton Speight has mastered the ability to keep his focus on the path ahead.
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Since high school, Speight has maintained a relentless focus ahead, avoiding what outside voices may say about him.

The Michigan hockey team has shown an ability to win close games early this season.
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As the 11th-ranked Wolverines head to the East Coast this weekend, they are hoping to avoid having the need for another lucky goal.

The Michigan men's soccer team cruised to a 5-1 win on Tuesday at U-M Soccer Stadium.
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Following three consecutive scoreless outings, the Wolverines’ men’s soccer team (3-9-4) converted five times — its most since 2013 — against Oakland en route to a 5-1 victory Tuesday night at U-M soccer stadium.

Regardless of who won the women’s singles final at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, the Michigan women’s tennis team was going to have a champion.

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.
Claire Abdo/Daily

The Wolverines have been outshot in every game this season, yet they have only lost one.

Erik Magnuson has not forgotten the 2013 and 2014 games against Michigan State.
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The last two times the Michigan football team played at Michigan State, in 2013 and 2014, the Spartans outscored the Wolverines a combined 64-17.

Michigan coach John Beilein led several drills with his 16-man squad before holding a 20-minute 5-on-5 scrimmage.

The Michigan men's soccer team has no shortage of young talent.
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As the clocked ticked down Tuesday, the players joined together on the field, smiling ear to ear and exchanging handshakes and hugs.

Baylor’s home course advantage clearly showed, as it finished with an overwhelming 32-stroke lead over second place Houston to win.

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.

In the week leading up to the Michigan-Michigan State football game each year, football writers from the Daily and the student newspaper at Michigan State exchange columns.

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