Michigan hits the road again for a two-game trip to Vermont and Dartmouth this weekend.
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As Michigan prepared for a road series against Vermont and Dartmouth this upcoming weekend, it returned to the methods that had been successful in the past.

Jim Harbaugh again searches for his first win against Michigan State as head coach.
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The Wolverines have lost seven of eight against Michigan State — including a heartbreaker last season on one of the most shocking finishes in college football history.

Riley Bullough (30) powers Michigan State's defense in this year's rivalry matchup.
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In four games this season, Bullough has 26 tackles and four for loss. He was out for three straight games due to injury earlier this season.

Senior Dymonte Thomas is one of the many players who have developed a close relationship with defensive coordinator Don Brown.
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Through seven games, the Wolverines are the top-ranked unit nationally in terms of scoring and yardage, and while there’s no question the players on the field deserve much of the credit, Brown’s role in helping foster cohesion seems to have had a major hand in that.

Griffin Luce's pedigree makes him a good bet to adjust well in his freshman season at Michigan.
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Luce's grandfather played with Red Berenson in the NHL, and now the freshman defenseman is playing for Berenson at Michigan.

Ani Sarkisian assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the game-winner Wednesday at Indiana.
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The Wolverines now host No. 5 seed Wisconsin on Sunday to open the conference tournament by virtue of a thrilling comeback victory.

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.

Wilton Speight and Michigan's passing game matchup evenly against Michigan State's secondary.
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Even with the stark contrast in the directions their seasons have taken, nothing is predictable when these two teams meet.

Jourdan Lewis matched up with Michigan State's Aaron Burbridge and could draw R.J. Shelton or Donnie Corley this year.
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Who wins the battle in the trenches?

Wilton Speight is making progress every week with his ability to follow through as opposed to aiming the football.
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As Speight gets more comfortable throwing the ball, he’s noticeably getting better at making last-second decisions on the field, too.

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.

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.