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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.

The Michigan swimming team is already looking forward to next summer's Olympics.

On Friday and Saturday, Michigan (2-0) opened its season with a two-day dual meet series featuring sweeping victories over Navy (1-1) and Miami (OH) (0-2) on both the men’s and women’s sides.

Fifth-year senior forward Nebojsa Popovic scored Michigan's only goal in a 1-1 draw with Rutgers.

Michigan (3-2-2) struck early during its first Big Ten matchup against No. 24 Rutgers, yet fell victim to a penalty kick and then lightning as weather forced the game into an early ending, 70 minutes in at 1-1.

Brienne Minor and Kate Fahey joined together to form a power duo in doubles.

It was the final evening of the NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Tennis Tournament. The two girls that stepped onto that court each had already made history in their own way and were hungry for one final mark in their books. The white shirts they donned were emblazoned with a block M, a symbol that connected them to the University of Michigan. And as the first serve flew over the net, Brienne Minor and Kate Fahey were officially competing for a national championship. Together. For the last time.

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Two out of four potential trophies made their way home to Catalonia last season. That did not stop a wave of disappointment and criticism from engulfing FC Barcelona this summer.