Kenny Allen will be a big contributor on special teams for Michigan.
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After a 2014 season in which Michigan’s special teams floundered, finishing 96th in ESPN’s special team’s efficiency rankings, the unit put it all together in 2015.

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Defensive mistakes came back to haunt Michigan in a 2-1 loss, the Wolverines’ first in four games.

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Jim Harbaugh is still mulling a decision on a starting quarterback for next week's season opener.
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The only notable sign this year has been spring camp, from which Speight emerged as the leader. The coaches and players haven’t divulged any such advantages this month.

With nine days to go until the first snap of the season, the battle at quarterback may be still ongoing, but their targets are well solidified.

Abby Kastroll scored the go-ahead goal in Michigan's upset win against Notre Dame.
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After two exhibition games earlier this month and a pair of tune-ups last weekend, the Michigan women’s soccer team earned the result that could make its non-conference season.

Jarrod Wilson was an unheralded but critical part of Michigan's defense.
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Though never a captain, Wilson became a de facto leader of the defense in 31 career starts over four years.

Chris Wormley returns to lead Michigan's defensive line, hoping to duplicate last year's performance.
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Between Chris Wormley, Ryan Glasgow, Maurice Hurst, Taco Charlton and Matt Godin, there’s enough returning talent alone to make this unit intimidating. And then there’s that Gary guy.

Warde Manuel appreciates the positive attention Jim Harbaugh brings to Michigan.
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Manuel said that, while he feels the media often creates the attention surrounding Jim Harbaugh, it doesn’t bother him.

Sophomore Grant Newsome was the presumed front-runner, but after two full weeks of fall camp, plans might be changing.

Eliza Stein captains the Michigan field hockey team going into the 2016 season.
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Despite dropping their annual match against Michigan State 5-3, the Wolverines rebounded effectively with a decisive 5-0 win over Toronto.

Jourdan Lewis spurned the NFL to return for his senior season, and he'll lead Michigan's secondary.
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With a returning All-American in senior Jourdan Lewis and multiple other senior starters also back, Michigan’s secondary should be one of the best in the Big Ten this season.

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Michigan has not beaten North Carolina since that inaugural meeting and has not beaten a No. 1 team since 2001.

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It’s a mixed bag for the Wolverines, with a lot of talent returning but also a lot gone in the form of third-round NFL Draft pick Graham Glasgow.

Abby Cole put together Michigan's highest kill total of the weekend with 19 in the last match against Northern Iowa.
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The Wolverines opened the season with their annual Michigan Invitational and rolled to a 3-0 start with dominant wins against Saint Louis, Miami (Ohio) and Northern Iowa.

Chaka Daley's team fought to a scoreless tie Friday at No. 19 South Florida.
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The Wolverines tried to take advantage of a late man advantage, but after a long battle and two overtimes, the season opener ended in a scoreless tie in Tampa, Fla.

Finally healthy, Mike McCray should be tasked with starting at linebacker for Michigan.
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The Michigan football team may well have the best defensive line and secondary in the Big Ten. Between them, though, are three big question marks.

With all three of Michigan’s primary running backs from last season back this year, the Wolverines won’t have a hard time finding dependable players to carry the ball.

The Daily previewed the Wolverines’ upcoming season.

Mitchell, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wide receiver from Egg Harbor City, N.J., was the 216th-ranked recruit in the class of 2016 according to

Michigan has played Michigan State and Ohio State on the road in the same year and at home in the same year since 2014, when both games were on the road.