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

Athletics

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bakich: D1Baseball Coach of the Year

    In his seventh season at the helm of Michigan baseball, Erik Bakich guided the Wolverines to their eighth College World Series in team history, and a national runner-up finish. Plus: Post-season highlights!

  4. A most valuable player

    Catcher Moe Berg may have been the ‘greatest gloveman’ in the MLB. But he also was a secret agent in World War II. ‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’ is a new documentary from Michigan Daily alumna Aviva Kempner, BA ’69/MUP ’71.

  5. Welcome home, Head Coach Juwan Howard

    Mgoblue.com follows former Michigan great Juwan Howard on his emotional return to Ann Arbor as men’s basketball head coach.

  6. Bill Freehan: Legend and legacy

    The esteemed athlete’s story is all about faith and love, says mgoblue.com’s Steve Kornacki. In 1968, Freehan, ’66, helped Detroit win the World Series; today he is battling Alzheimer’s.

  7. A mad magician

    He was a war hero, a triple-threat halfback, and a magazine cover model. Hall-of-famer Bob Chappuis was part of a magical Michigan offense that scored a 49-0 victory over USC in the 1948 Rose Bowl.

  8. That’s life

    In 1947, decades before social media connected us, Life magazine shared U-M Homecoming with Wolverines worldwide.

  9. Episode 20: The best of Bacon

    Raconteur John U. Bacon, BA ’86/MA ’94, regales the listener with tales – heartfelt and hilarious – culled from a 25-year career covering sports. His new book features “select cuts,” showcasing Michigan heroes Bo Schembechler and Jim Abbott, as well as Detroit legends Ernie Harwell, Joe Louis, and more. Plus: An excerpt from The Best of Bacon.