Welcome to MGoBlue Podcasts -- the new podcast home of Michigan Athletics. Here at MGoBlue Podcasts, you'll find several recurring series: In the Trenches (an in-depth look at the Wolverines' football program), Defend the Block (interviews, game recaps and more with Michigan men's and women's basketball), and Conqu'ring Heroes (a one-stop show for the latest on every Michigan program). MGoBlue Podcasts are produced by the Michigan Sports Network from LEARFIELD, in partnership with Michigan Athletics.
Conqu'ring Heroes is back! Each Thursday, we will bring you coverage from Michigan's athletic department. We begin with Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, who recaps the last few months from his perspective and the perspective of the department (1:00), discusses some of the COVID protocols around campus in the coming months (10:00), updates the financial situation of the athletic department (23:00), shares his thoughts on NIL and its impact on Michigan’s student-athletes (29:15), and responds to discussions around the evolving relationships among conferences (33:00).