Sports

Presented by The Michigan Daily’s sports section, a rotating cast of writers discusses Michigan sports.

It’s Michigan State week in Ann Arbor, as senior sports editor Ben Katz sits down with the hockey and football beat writers to discuss both teams’ upcoming games against the Spartans. Also (and probably more importantly), we preview the annual Michigan Daily vs.

The Michigan basketball team saw its leadership take charge during the second-half collapse.

In the face of the offensive collapse and the surging Mountaineers, the message inside the Michigan men's basketball team's huddle was simple: composure.

A bipartisan plan was announced Wednesday afternoon that would sanction current and future college athletes to profit off their name, likeness and image.

Two Michigan legislators introduced a bipartisan plan Wednesday afternoon that would sanction current and future college athletes to profit off their name, likeness and image, according to an official news release.

A few members of the Michigan women’s tennis team traveled for the Lakewood Ranch Invite in Sarasota, Fla. this weekend.

Because the competitions in the fall don’t count towards the team record, or any record for that matter, the tournaments tend to be looked at as a way to see a team’s character and potential, a chance for the team dynamic to set in and an opportunity for players to get more comfortable in their roles.

The Michigan football team beat Notre Dame last week and is expected to win easily on Saturday when it goes to College Park to play a reeling 3-5 Maryland.

I think those thoughts are scattered enough for today. Should the Wolverines take care of business on the eastern seaboard this weekend (stunningly inconsiderate to traveling student newspapers to add a team to the Big Ten that geographically does not belong, but I digress), we’ll all be gearing up for an emotion-filled Michigan-Michigan State game soon. The Spartans appear on the verge of catastrophe, but, as we all know, that all goes out the window when Mark Dantonio gets his annual shot at Harbaugh.

Sophomore guard David DeJulius will likely see an uptick in playing time this season.

Charles Matthews, Jordan Poole and Ignas Brazdeikis. If you followed Michigan basketball at all last season, those three names probably ring a bell. Names like Brandon Johns Jr., David DeJulius, Adrien Nunez, and Franz Wagner likely don’t, at least not to the same degree. And yet, some combination of this youthful quartet, the former three all sophomores and the last, a true freshman, will feature significantly for the Wolverines this year. The departures of Matthews, Poole and Brazdeikis — who accounted for 56% of Michigan’s scoring last season — make it so.

Sophomore Paige Jones had a career-high 16 kills, but couldn’t quite lift Michigan past Penn State on Friday.

During those few minutes of the third set, anticipation for a win was palpable in Crisler Center. Unfortunately for Michigan, those few minutes were the only ones worth celebrating. A 3-1 loss for the Wolverines against the Nittany Lions Friday shut the crowd up once and for all.

Presented by The Michigan Daily's sports section, a rotating cast of writers discusses Michigan sports.

The Daily breaks down Michigan’s 10-3 win over Iowa, then talks to hockey writers Tien Le and Bailey Johnson about Tien challenging Strauss Mann and Jake Slaker to a race.

Freshman forward Christian Pulselli broke a scoreless tie against Ohio State on Wednesday.

A complete 180-degree turn around from the Michigan men’s soccer team (3-2-3) led to a dominating 2-0 win over rival Ohio State (5-3-1). The team came out of the locker room refreshed and determined, creating an aggressive attack and solid defensive line that proved too much for the Buckeyes to overcome.

Michigan women's tennis gained match experience at the Wolverine Invitational.

Michigan kicked off the women’s tennis season – unofficially – with the Wolverine Invitational. As it doesn’t count for the official players’ or team’s record, it is treated as a scrimmage – used to figure out the best doubles pairs, players’ strengths and weaknesses and team dynamic.