The Michigan Daily has covered University of Michigan athletics since our first
edition on Sept. 29, 1890.

On that Monday, the Daily wrote about the Michigan football team as it began
practicing for the upcoming season, which included games against Albion,
Purdue and Cornell.

This fall, 122 years later, the Wolverines will face-off against the likes of
Alabama, Michigan State and Ohio State, but the Daily will still be there, covering
every aspect of the team.

However, we’ll have a whole new way of bringing you that sports coverage.

Today, the Daily is proud to launch TheBlockM.com, the new online home of
Michigan Daily sports.

The way sports are covered by journalists and followed by fans has changed.
Reading about a game in the following day’s paper no longer cuts it —
immediacy is the key. And TheBlockM.com will allow you to keep up with every
Michigan sports team in real-time.

TheBlockM.com will be updated as news happens, so you’ll never be out of the
loop. There are links to our Facebook and Twitter on the right side of the page,
and soon individual staffers’ Twitter accounts will be featured.

Our focus on speed won’t preclude the Daily’s long-standing commitment
to in-depth feature articles. You can continue to expect exhaustive stories on the
every aspect of Michigan athletics on TheBlockM.com.

The Web site also affords an enhanced visual experience. The photos are larger
and slideshows will be standard to provide another perspective on games and
practices.

TheBlockM.com is still very much a product of The Michigan Daily. Sports stories
will also be posted on the Daily’s home page and nothing will change about the
Daily’s sports coverage in print, so you’ll still be able to read SportsMonday and
Football Saturday every week.

This is an exciting change for The Michigan Daily, one we hope will improve
the way you interact with Michigan sports. But this is just the beginning, as
we’ll continue to update and enhance TheBlockM.com in the coming weeks.

We’ll update you on all the changes and look forward to your feedback. Please
come back to TheBlockM.com, follow us on Twitter at @TheBlockM — the new name of @MichDailySports — and like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheBlockM.

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