For five days in May it wasn’t just the opening line to the chorus of the most famous collegiate fight song.
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
The leaders and best
No, capping a triumphant week in Minneapolis, the Michigan Wolverines were indeed the leaders and the best, champions of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament. Victors of the conference postseason for a Big Ten-tying-best ninth time, the Wolverines were back in the NCAA Tournament for first time since 2008, their 22nd trip to the national tournament. Seeking to solidify the program’s return to one with national relevance, a coast-to-coast recruiting effort has spurred Michigan’s rise.