The 2016 Michigan football team had all the makings of a special team, but with a pair of losses in November, the Wolverines missed out on a chance to prove it.
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Michigan had a special team this year. One of its best ever. But it wasn't enough to make the College Football Playoff.

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan will play Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.
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The Wolverines will play their 45th all-time bowl game against Florida State on Dec. 30.

Jack LaFontaine managed to total 70 saves this weekend despite allowing seven goals.
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A destructive performance from the seventh-ranked Nittany Lions featured a whopping 106 shots over two games, both of which were blowout wins for Penn State.

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Moritz Wagner sparked the Wolverines early and finished with a career-high 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting.

Katelynn Flaherty is a major threat for Michigan in Monday's road trip to Xavier.
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The Wolverines possess one weapon the Musketeers do not — junior guard Katelynn Flaherty.

Missing several key swimmers, Michigan finished seventh out of eight teams this weekend.
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The team missed some key pieces during the weekend, with juniors Paul Powers, PJ Ransford, Evan White, sophomore Mokhtar Al-Yamani, and freshman Felix Auböck all sitting out the competition.

For the second straight night, the Wolverines couldn’t keep up with the Nittany Lions, being outshot, 58-23.

Jim Harbaugh’s team will be hoping for upsets in the games this weekend.
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Given that the CFP committee placed Michigan at No. 5, there’s still a chance the Wolverines will crawl into the top four after this weekend.

Zach Nagelvoort gave up four of Penn State's six goals before being pulled Thursday.
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The Wolverines lost a blowout at Pegula Ice Arena on Thursday night.

Katelynn Flaherty made a run in the second half to finish with 25 points.
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Michigan rode multiple double-digit scoring runs en route to a 92-52 victory against the Yellow Jackets.

Chris Wormley will play the last game of his career Dec. 30 against Florida State.
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After road losses to Iowa and No. 3 Ohio State, Michigan has itself to blame for coming up short of the playoff.

The Michigan volleyball team is onto the Sweet 16 next weekend in Austin, Texas.
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Michigan fought back to defeat the Ducks, 3-1, on Friday night at Crisler Center to advance to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16.

Michigan stifled Oregon at Crisler Center on Friday night.
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Michigan won two matches at Crisler Center to earn a trip to the Sweet 16.

Moritz Wagner sparked Michigan's offense in the first half Saturday.
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Wagner topped his performance from last week's bounce-back win, setting a new career high with 20 points in Saturday's victory.

Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Chris Wormley and the Michigan football team are out to make a statement against Florida State in the Orange Bowl.
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Massa became the fourth Michigan wrestler to win an individual title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, and the first to do so since 2007.

Michigan managed to put together a successful weekend despite its result.
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The Wolverines broke several school and conference records — a good sign for a team that is aiming to add to its a Big Ten championship season from last year.

Michigan took an early lead in the first set, rallied in the second and swept American, 3-0, on Thursday.
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Michigan made quick work of American in its 3-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan received double-digit kills from three different players in a win over American.
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Michigan nearly equaled its season-high in kills for a three-set match with 51 on Thursday.

Michigan coach John Beilein’s team will look to recover from a loss Wednesday in which it gave up a 15-point lead.
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After suffering another tough loss, Michigan will look to rebound against Kennesaw State on Saturday.