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Michigan offense struggles to capitalize; Wolverines trail Spartans 14-3 at halftime

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BY GREG GARNO

For every time Michigan had its best chance to score, it fell apart. But defensive stops in the red zone and on fourth down held them within 11 points, as the Wolverines trail, 14-3, at the half.

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Dueling Columns: The Michigan Daily vs. The State News

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BY GREG GARNO

In the week leading up to the Michigan-Michigan State football game each year, football writers from the Daily and the student newspaper at Michigan State exchange columns. You can find this year's installment below, starting with the Daily and followed by The State News.

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History not on 17-point underdog Michigan's side

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BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

In a year with far more valleys than peaks, the Michigan football team faces its biggest challenge of the season — a road game against No. 8 Michigan State (3-0 Big Ten, 6-1 overall).

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Field Hockey

Poor first half dooms Michigan against Spartans

BY CHLOE AUBUCHON

“We didn’t play very confidently at the end of the first half,” said Michigan coach Marcia Pankrantz. “We just played tentatively and sluggish. Two shots, two goals; that’s tough to overcome.”

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Behind Enemy Lines: Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun

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BY GREG GARNO

The Daily sat down with Calhoun, who was a quarterback in high school, at Big Ten Media Day in July.

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Ice Hockey

With a focus on improving special teams, Michigan battles Hockey East

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BY JEREMY SUMMITT

While the memories of trips to Boston will resonate in both Berenson’s and Powers’ minds, there won’t be much time to reminisce about the past as Michigan will be tested against a pair of ranked foes. Friday’s game pits the Wolverines against No. 7 UMass-Lowell (2-0-1) before they travel to No. 12 Boston University (1-0) on Saturday.

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Wolverines gear up to face Penn State, Ohio State

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BY SERENA SAAKE

Michigan has high hopes to continue its four-game winning streak as the team heads on the road to face No. 7 Penn State on Friday and No. 20 Ohio State on Saturday. A win at Penn State would crack a historic 21-game losing streak against the Nittany Lions.

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Notebook: Nussmeier not new to Michigan State rivalry

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BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Nussmeier was the quarterbacks coach for the Spartans from 2003-2005, and during his three years, he never beat Michigan.

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Michigan's freshmen five ready for season

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BY KELLY HALL

For both Michigan basketball teams, success seems to come in fives.

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Michigan cross country: One big, happy family


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BY NATHANIEL CLARK

Only time will tell if these heady days for Michigan cross country will continue. Regardless of the future — and past — of both programs are undeniably linked.

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Hyman nets first-ever hat trick in win over UMass-Lowell

BY JASON RUBINSTEIN

All he saw was his Gatorade bottle flying in the air after Hyman had tallied his first-career hat trick en route to No. 14 Michigan’s 8-4 win over the seventh-ranked River Hawks.

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First on The Michigan Daily

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Athletic Department to lower student-ticket prices by nearly 40 percent for 2015 football season

BY GREG GARNO AND ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

The Michigan football team has a much stronger home schedule next season than it does this fall. And it’ll cost students a lot less to see the Wolverines play.

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Breakdown: Michigan State has several advantages

BY MAX COHEN

After a bye, the Michigan football team has had two weeks to prepare for Michigan State. The Spartans will present numerous mismatches as the eighth-ranked team in the country and a program widely considered to be in competition for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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Men's Cross Country

Young talent shines for Michigan at EMU Fall Classic


BY NATHANIEL CLARK

But the No. 14 Wolverines finished strong anyway, with five Michigan runners placing in the top 11 and eight in the top 20 out of 104 competitors in the 5,000-meter race.


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Field Hockey

Failure to capitalize on corners hurts Wolverines in loss

BY BRANDON CARNEY

The Wolverines recorded the game’s first two shots on the corners, but failed to capitalize. The team, which strives to score on at least 30% of corners, had seven unsuccessful corner attempts, including three in the last six minutes of play.

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Football

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Only Michigan's best performance would be enough to challenge Spartans

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

“We’ve been the underdogs before, and for us, it’s just going out there and playing football each week,” Hoke said. “We’ve obviously got to play our best football Saturday.”

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