Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 3:31pm
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Ever yelled “We want Bama” as a joke when Michigan had a good game? Well, you got your wish.

It’s official: the 14th-ranked Wolverines will be headed to Orlando to play No. 13 Alabama in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.

“Certainly a privilege and an honor for our team to be … playing a great team like the University of Michigan with great tradition and a great coach in Jim Harbaugh,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said on a conference call Sunday evening. “And this is something that we — a challenge that we certainly look forward to.”

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:54pm
The Michigan football team is waiting to find out which bowl game it will play in.

Until Sunday’s selection show (or rather, an hour or so before the selection show, when someone inevitably leaks the placements), it’s a guessing game where the Wolverines will go and who they will play. But as championship weekend approaches, the picture has begun to come into focus.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 7:25pm
Linebacker Josh Uche will declare for the NFL Draft.

Linebacker Josh Uche has announced that he will declare for the NFL draft, though he will still play in Michigan’s bowl game.

“Me and my family have made the decision to forego my final season of eligibility and enter my name in the NFL Draft,” Uche said in a statement on Twitter. “I am still working hard with my teammates to win our 10th game of the season in the Bowl Game and I am excited to represent Michigan one last time.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 4:48pm
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Shea Patterson took the snap at Ohio State’s 16 early in the second quarter, hoping to convert third down and potentially bring Michigan within two points.

But he dropped the ball, and a Buckeye fell on it. You’ve seen that before.

What happened next should be familiar, too.

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:57pm
Ohio State defensive end Chase Young set a single-season school record for sacks.

Chase Young beat his blocker easily, grabbed the back of Sean Clifford’s jersey and sacked the Penn State quarterback deep in the Nittany Lions’ own territory.

But it wasn’t just any sack. That one put Young at 14.5 on the season, an Ohio State single-season record. By the end of the game, he’d totaled two more. And that was after missing the past two games due to suspension.

Fox commentator Joel Klatt was incredulous, saying: “You cannot one-on-one block Chase Young on third-and-long! That’s a total mismatch!”

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:26pm
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Last week, as students tailgated before Michigan’s game against Michigan State, Psi Upsilon fraternity draped a bedsheet out a window of their house. The banner, ostensibly to offer up a roast of the Spartans, read: “You can’t touch us, @LarryNassar.”

There are a lot of legitimate things to insult Michigan State about, starting with its on-field results against the Wolverines the past two years. But Psi Upsilon’s sign crossed a line, big time.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:15pm
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The Daily breaks down how Michigan matches up with the Buckeyes in all facets of the game.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:37pm
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BLOOMINGTON — Five minutes in and the game already seemed like a nightmare.

Indiana running back Stevie Scott punched the ball in the end zone and here it was, prophecies of a “trap game” coming true right in front of Michigan’s eyes, the monkey that is the Hoosiers still on its back.

Then, the Wolverines got the ball.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:18pm
Fifth-year senior defensive end Michael Danna is nearing the end of his one year at Michigan.

Michael Danna had never experienced anything close to this, running out on the field for one of the best-known rivalry games in college football, helping his team blow that rival to bits and hoisting the Paul Bunyan Trophy up in the Michigan Stadium end zone.

These were the moments Danna — who spent the first four years of his career at Central Michigan before joining the Michigan football team as a grad transfer — came here for. The moments Danna will never forget.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:28pm
Sophomore wide receiver Ronnie Bell leads Michigan with 621 yards on 37 catches, but still hasn’t found the end zone.

Bell’s block was perhaps the best example of improved blocking from Michigan’s wide receivers over the past month or so. While blocking isn’t nearly as glamorous as catching passes or scoring touchdowns, it’s equally important, and the Wolverines’ receiver room has taken that message to heart.