The Wolverine

May 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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athletics Inside Michigan W Michigan Programs Achieving At High Level hen Michigan's men's basketball team beat Florida in the South Regional final, advancing to the program's first Final Four since 1993, it became the seventh U-M team this decade (since 2010) to qualify for the national semifinals, and the third to finish runner-up. "Ultimately, you have to attribute our success to terrific coaches and really talented student-athletes," athletics director David Brandon said. "The job our coaches have done recruiting and preparing our athletes to compete at the highest level has been outstanding, and what maybe goes unnoticed is our academic staff has told me this is a banner year for our student-athletes academically also. "We still have a number of winter and spring sports competing with a chance to win Big Ten titles and succeed nationally also." Michigan is, perhaps, enjoying a golden age of athletic department success, winning two national titles in the past four years (men's gymnastics in 2010 and men's swimming this winter). U-M last won multiple titles in a Athletics director David Brandon said, "Ultimately, you have to attribute our success to terrific coaches and really talented student-athletes." photo by lon horwedel relatively short span in the 1990s, when men's swimming won it all in 1995, ice hockey had championships in 1996 and 1998, sandwiched around a football No. 1 finish in 1997, and men's gymnastics took home the

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