University of Michigan

Heather Lyke: The sporty type

Former Michigan softball player Heather Lyke cites experience as making her a better person and athletics director.

Coach Me if You Can

Olympics-seasoned college coaches share their games strategies before Rio.

From There to Here: Warde Manuel

Warde Manuel can use his life story as an example for the college athletes at the University of Connecticut to follow when it comes to being prepared for life after the playing days end.

Brian Griese: From Michigan quarterback to servant leader

Brian Griese went to the University of Michigan with a focus on earning his degree so he could make a difference. Following an 11-year career in the NFL, Griese turned his attention toward helping those who encountered similar struggles to what he faced as a youngster.

Brent Lang: 5 lessons college sports taught me

Brent Lang is a four-time NCAA champion and Olympic gold medalist swimmer from the University of Michigan. While his athletic accomplishments in college and beyond were extraordinary, Lang also thrived in the classroom and went on to become president and CEO of a successful company.

A pragmatic approach

The University of Michigan was one of six awardees that received an NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant in 2014, the first year of the program. The grants are intended to provide tangible benefits to student-athletes, by both informing research geared toward their wellness and more directly, by creating programming aimed at enhancing well-being and mental health outcomes.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Brent Lang

Brent Lang is CEO and president of Vocera Communications. The former Michigan swimmer credits his leadership style, in part, to time as a student-athlete and interactions with swimming hall of famer Jon Urbanchek.

Michigan’s Beilein awarded Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award

The NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct has selected Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein to receive the 2013-14 Bob Frederick Award for his demonstrated history of sportsmanship leading the Wolverines.

NATA, NCAA and others announce mental health recommendations

By Brian Burnsed Will Heininger suffered in silence. The 2011 Michigan graduate was a defensive tackle on the school’s football team and a four-time Academic All-Big Ten winner. Despite playing Division I football at a storied program and...

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