February 25, 2021
Michigan, Northwestern establish George Jewett Trophy
U-M and Northwestern University have announced the creation of the George Jewett Trophy, the first rivalry game trophy named for an African American player in Football Bowl Subdivision history.
January 23, 2021
Athletics pauses activity in all sports for up to 14 days
The U-M athletic department will immediately pause activity in all sports, until further notice and up to 14 days, following positive test results for the coronavirus B.1.1.7 variant from several people linked to the department.
January 8, 2021
U-M, Harbaugh agree on four-year contract extension
Athletic director Warde Manuel has announced that the university and head football coach Jim Harbaugh have reached an agreement on a contract extension that runs through the 2025 football season.
December 2, 2020
Football game with Maryland canceled; practice paused
The U-M athletic department has paused football practices until Dec. 7, and the Dec. 5 game against Maryland has been canceled and will not be rescheduled, due to COVID-19-related factors.
October 27, 2020
University reminds campus community about football parking
The U-M athletic department and Division of Public Safety and Security request that all personal and university vehicles be parked away from Michigan Stadium each Friday by 10 p.m. prior to home football games.
September 19, 2020
Big Ten sets football schedule; Michigan opens at Minnesota
The Big Ten Conference has announced an eight-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 football season, starting Oct. 24. Michigan will travel to Minnesota to play for the “Little Brown Jug.”
September 16, 2020
Big Ten announces return of football starting Oct. 23-24
The Big Ten Conference has announced the return of the 2020 football season this fall. Games will begin starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24. U-M will not have fans at home athletic events.
August 11, 2020
Big Ten postpones fall sports competition due to COVID-19
The Big Ten Conference announced Aug. 11 that it is postponing all fall sports competition and conference championships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
June 29, 2020
Revenue losses from COVID-19 make Athletics deficit likely in FY ’21
The U-M athletic department expects a budget surplus of $1 million for the current fiscal year and, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, projects a budget deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
June 16, 2020
Athletics announces process for student-athlete return to sports
Football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball student-athletes will be welcomed back to campus starting this week should they choose to participate in voluntary strength and conditioning workouts.