Coach Beilein during a game against Illinois on March 9, 2017.
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On Thursday night, the Wolverines will tip off against the Ducks at the Sprint Center with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line, and Michigan’s experience in the opening weekend could prove invaluable.

Junior Aidan Falk in a game against Maryland on April 22, 2016.
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The Michigan softball team scored eight runs on six hits in a game against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday. The Wolverines are riding a five-game win streak — the longest of their season.

Junior Tera Blanco in a game on May 28, 2016.
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The Michigan softball team is rotating senior pitcher Megan Betsa and junior pitcher Tera Blanco, and it appears to be working for the Wolverines.

Senior guard Danielle Williams in a game against Xavier on November 19, 2015.
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The Michigan women’s basketball team wants to hang a banner in Crisler this season — and winning the WNIT is its last hope.

Sophomore forward Moritz Wagner is gaining national attention for his play in the NCAA Tournament.
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Now in the Sweet 16, Wagner finally has a stage big enough to fit his bursting personality in America.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will face the program where she was the winningest coach.
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Barnes Arico left a program that she had built almost from the ground up – before her arrival the team had never won a game in the Big East – to become a Wolverine.

Michigan coach Erik Bakich has been complimentary of his team’s defense and baserunning so far this season.
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The Wolverines (15-4) will look to continue their winning ways against Western Michigan and garner the upper hand in the matchup.

Sophomore forward Mortiz Wagner and the Wolverines will face Oregon on Thursday with a spot in the Elite Eight up for grabs.
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The Daily breaks down all eight games that will take place either Thursday or Friday for spots in the Elite Eight.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico and her team have managed to win close games in the postseason.
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One encouraging sign has emerged in Michigan’s WNIT wins over Kent State on Thursday and Wright State on Saturday. In both games, the Wolverines withstood a late surge by the other team and held on for a victory.

Michigan coach Erik Bkaich's pitching staff is still in the process of establishing itself leading up to conference play.
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Entering conference play might test the relievers more and force the starters to come out focused right from the first pitch.

Sophomore forward D.J. Wilson in a game against Louisville on March 19, 2017.
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Oregon’s lineup creates problems for the Wolverines.

Senior Harrison Wenson in a game on April 13, 2016.
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No. 18 Michigan (16-4) scored four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good.

Jayce Vancena started on the mound for the Michigan baseball team for the first time since his freshman year — and he didn’t disappoint.

Junior right-hander Tera Blanco allowed only one run on five hits in her complete-game outing.
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The Wolverines jumped on the Falcons’ right-hander Brooke Parker early and never looked back, outlasting Bowling Green, 7-1.

Michigan coach Red Berenson experienced a fairly disappointing season that ends with more questions than answers.
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With the Michigan hockey team’s 2016-17 season in the books, the Daily looks back at the performance of each unit this year and looks ahead to the 2017-18 season.

Senior forward Alex Kile joined the Rochester Americans, an affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.
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The senior forward recorded 40 goals and 40 assists in his career at Michigan.

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins became the first college softball coach in the NCAA to reach 1,500 career wins on Sunday.
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In locking up a routine run-rule victory over Kent State, 11-3, in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday, Michigan coach Carol Hutchins became the first college softball coach in history to reach 1,500-career wins.

Michigan coach John Beilein is enjoying an NCAA Tournament run alongside his team.
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For this new John Beilein, there’s nothing else to focus on but a title.

The Michigan men's basketball team is playing Thursday night with a chance to advance to the Elite Eight.
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In many ways, the real prize of advancing to the Sweet 16 will come before the game tips off Thursday night.

Freshman outfielder Dominic Clementi had a breakout performance this weekend, going 3-for-3 with an RBI.
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The No. 21 Michigan baseball team took on Northern Illinois in a doubleheader Sunday, capping off a four-game bout this weekend that resulted in a 3-1 record in favor of the Wolverines.