Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Athletics

  1. On my obsession with Michigan football

    For sports fan Dr. Jerry Kolins, BS ’68, Wolverine football is more religion than sport. The Big House has long been his cathedral where he finds connection, redemption, and transcendence. Now what?

  2. Big Ten postpones fall sports competition due to COVID-19 pandemic

    The Big Ten Conference is postponing all fall 2020 sports competition and conference championships. Cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, and volleyball are impacted.

  3. Jim Harbaugh on the road traveled through pandemic

    Michigan’s head football coach spoke to reporters at his first group media session since January’s Citrus Bowl. ‘I share the same opinion as our players,’ he said via Zoom. ‘They want to play.’

  4. Med student Finn helps design COVID-19 class while training for Olympic trials

    She concluded her collegiate career as a nine-time All-American in last June’s NCAA outdoor championships. But this champion is far from done running or with her studies. The first-year medical student recently earned her master’s in public health and epidemiology.

  5. Fumbles, flubs, clangers, and fluffs

    Why do top performers often fall short of the mark when the stakes are high and the pressure is on? A U-M psychologist explains.

  6. Gymnasts advocate for athletes’ mental health

    When the careers of Big Ten champs Polina Shchennikova and Sam Roy were cut short, they confronted a tough emotional transition. Now, as student assistant coaches, they have a new mission.

  7. Like father, like son

    Wolverines defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson is chasing a dream. It’s the same one his father, Chris Hutchinson, chased as a dominating All-American defensive lineman for U-M from 1988-92.

  8. Student-athlete: Oxymoron?

    It depends on where you look, writes sportswriter John U. Bacon, ’86/’94, in this excerpt from his new book, ‘Overtime.’ The author examines Jim Harbaugh’s impact on Michigan football as an athlete and a coach.

  9. Rushing the desert, storming a mountain

    Obsessed with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team? A new book by professor Andrei Markovits recounts the ‘different roads to shared glory’ taken by the sport’s most promising female athletes in the U.S. and Europe.