Fifth-year senior quarterback John O'Korn asserted that the Wolverines can still improve this season, but the fruits of their labor likely won’t come until 2018.
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As Saturday’s 42-13 blowout loss demonstrated, the Wolverines are not in the same league as No. 2 Penn State. And they never were.

Fifth-year senior linebacker Mike McCray and his No. 1 overall unit couldn’t stop the Nittany Lions’ offense.
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The Daily breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly from Saturday’s 42-13 blowout in State College.

Penn State defeated Michigan 42-13 at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
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All week, Michigan’s vaunted defense was billed as a potential roadblock for one of the nation’s most electric players. Saquon Barkley stomped all over that notion on the second play from scrimmage.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley made the strongest case for the Heisman Trophy against Michigan.
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley carved up the nation’s No. 1 defense in the Nittany Lions’ 42-13 win, validating his case as the best player in college football.

For the first time since 2011, the Michigan field hockey team is the outright regular season Big Ten champion.

Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz saw Sunday as a glimpse into the postseason for the Wolverines.
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The Wolverines, who haven’t lost since Sept. 8, wasted no time showing the fans at the Marshall Center which of the two postseason-bound squads was the superior one.

The Michigan rowing team had two boats ranked in the top 30 at one of the largest events in the country.
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Michigan finished as the highest-ranked Big Ten team, setting the tone for conference play early as they seek to carry momentum into a crucial winter training period.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson isn't concerned with the legacy he leaves in Ann Arbor, but instead is simply happy to be reunited with the program.
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Pearson knows the task of replacing a legend presents a challenge unlike any he has ever faced. He knows he isn’t the next Red Berenson, and he’s not trying to be.
What matters to Pearson, though, is that he’s at home.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne is amidst a goaltender competition with fellow sophomore Jack LaFontaine.
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The Daily takes an in-depth look at the Wolverine roster by position, deciphering which goaltender will be named starter, which veterans are primed to perform to potential and which freshmen could claim instant stardom.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson is amid a fierce battle for Michigan's starting assignment at point guard.
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Michigan coach John Beilein addressed his point guard competition, the impact of veterans and the Michigan State rivalry at Big Ten Media Day.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is now faced with the prospect of his Wolverines finishing third or worse in the conference for the third straight year.
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The Daily breaks down five things we learned from Saturday night's blowout loss in State College.

Freshman forward Josh Norris became the first Michigan player to score twice in his home debut since Kyle Connor in 2015.
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Josh Norris and Jake Slaker led the Wolverines in their third-period efforts against Vermont, helping clinch a weekend sweep.

Fifth-year senior quarterback John O’Korn and Michigan’s offense couldn’t keep pace with Penn State.
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Matching the offensive firepower of quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley is a tall task. Saturday night, in a 42-13 loss, it proved to be too much to ask.

Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton exploited Michigan's secondary, racking up 115 yards on six catches.
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Every passing offense that has faced Michigan since Don Brown’s arrival in 2016 has known man coverage was coming. The difference, though, is that McSorley — along with wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton — were the ones to beat it. And they beat it badly.

Fifth-year senior Casie Ammerman remembers watching from the stands when Michigan clinched a Big Ten title in 2011.
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Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz believes Michigan’s leadership has made all the difference, as the Wolverines' clinched the outright Big Ten title.

Junior forward Reilly Martin scored the first of Michigan's three goals against Illinois.
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Just after they were honored for Senior Night on Saturday, seven Wolverine seniors took the field knowing it could be the last home game of their collegiate careers. 

Michigan coach Mark Rosen believes Michigan needs to win at least half of its final 10 games to be in a comfortable position for the NCAA Tournament.
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After two consecutive losses, the Wolverines recovered to defeat Ohio State on Sunday.

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker provided the heroics in Michigan’s comeback 3-2 win over Vermont.
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The Wolverines were seemingly outplayed in all three periods, but still came away with a 3-2 victory against Vermont (2-4) to sweep their first home series of the season.

Sophomore forward Will Lockwood scored the crucial opening goal for Michigan on Friday night.
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The Wolverines outshot Vermont, 17-5, in the first period, eventually breaking through in the second to secure a victory.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has proven he can revive a program, but his plan will undoubtedly take time.
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Mel Pearson's arrival has injected energy into Michigan hockey, but the transformation of this program won’t happen overnight.