Fifth-year senior linebacker Mike McCray looks to take on a leadership role as the sole returning starter on Michigan's defense.
Grant Hardy/Daily

The omnipresent theme for Michigan — young and talented, but inexperienced — applies to its linebacking corps as much as anywhere, and McCray has asserted himself as a necessary veteran voice for that group.

On Monday, four-star linebacker Cameron McGrone announced his commitment to the Michigan football program, becoming the 12th member of the Wolverines’ 2018 recruiting class.

Three-star Naples, Fla. cornerback Sammy Faustin announced his commitment Wednesday afternoon, becoming the thirteenth recruit to join the Wolverines’ 2018 recruiting class.

.
Zoey Holmstrom/Daily

Nearly nine months after a penalty shot grazed off the post to end the Michigan women’s soccer season, they are set to retake the field as the Wolverines embark on a new season.

The Michigan basketball team appears to have filled two vacant assistant coaching positions this past week — and both hires are from the same school. 

Wilton Speight threw for 2,538 yards as Michigan's starting quarterback last season, but Jim Harbaugh says that John O'Korn and Brandon Peters both could win the starting job this season.
Allison Farrand/Daily

While Speight threw for 2,538 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, that doesn't mean he's guaranteed to be the starter in 2017, as Harbaugh says the competition is in a "dead heat".

JIm Harbaugh and the Michigan football team started last season 9-0, before losing three of their last four games to bring their season to a bitter end.
Allison Farrand/Daily

CHICAGO — To say the end of last season was bitter for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team would be an understatement.

.
Sam Mousigian/Daily

The soon-to-be junior forward led Germany with 16.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as Germany finished seventh in the tournament.

Michigan and AS Roma spent Monday afternoon bonding over soccer and football.
Orion Sang/Daily

As much as he would’ve liked to play soccer Monday afternoon, Jim Harbaugh simply couldn’t.

Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein.
Sam Mousigian/Daily

The 13-game slate is highlighted by a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational and games against North Carolina and UCLA.

Junior forward Francis Atuahene is one of the most dangerous attackers in the Big Ten.
Elizabeth Xiong/Daily

With Michigan kicking off preseason training Wednesday, and its first exhibition game against Wisconsin-Green Bay 10 days away, the Daily previews the Wolverines’ 2017 roster.

Junior safety Tyree Kinnel is the most experienced returning member of Michigan's secondary, despite having never started a game.
Sam Mousigian/Daily

For Kinnel, the most important aspects of his new role are trust and communication.

Hinton is the country’s top strong-side defensive end and ninth-best prospect overall, according to 247Sports' composite rankings.

The string of commitments for Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff continued Monday, as four-star linebacker Cameron McGrone announced his intention to play for the Wolverines.

McGrone is the 14th ranked outside linebacker in the 2018 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Rashan Gary is expected to have a breakthrough season.
Grant Hardy/Daily

The pair will attempt to lead Michigan's defensive line after the graduation of four senior starters.

An All-American hurler for the Wolverines, Fetter was most recently the minor league pitching coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Former Michigan guard Andrew Dakich will transfer to Ohio State.
Amanda Allen/Daily

Dakich, who appeared in 49 games with the Wolverines, will have one season of eligibility remaining for the Buckeyes.

Guard Katelynn Flaherty in a game against Rutgers on December 28, 2016.
Claire Meingast/Daily

Flaherty and Thome were each vital contributors to the Wolverines team that won the WNIT Tournament for the first time in program history.

Defenseman Luke Martin was one of the 13 Michigan hockey players attending NHL Development Camps over the past two weeks.
Ryan McLoughlin/Daily

From June 25 to July 12, 13 members of the Michigan hockey team attended 11 different NHL Development Camps.

Michigan women's track and field coach James Henry introduced the Wolverines' 2018 recruiting class Wednesday.
Emma Richter/Daily

The Michigan women’s track and field program announced its recruiting class for the 2018 season Wednesday.