On Wednesday, Vanderbilt defeated Michigan in Game 3 of the College World Series to become national champions. Although the Wolverines still put together a magical season, the heartbreaking loss just adds to the school's recent shortcomings on the biggest stage.
Michigan is known for its athletic success in multiple sports. Unlike other programs, the school has rich history in both basketball and football.
Unfortunately for fans in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines keep falling short of their ultimate goal. Despite getting to multiple national championships, they haven't been able to get over the hump.
In 2013, Michigan lost to Louisville in the final game of the NCAA Tournament. That loss certainly hurt, but the program did show signs of being on the rise in college hoops.
The Michigan basketball program returned to the national championship in 2018, and once again, it resulted in another loss. However, this time around it was a blowout defeat against Villanova.
Basketball wasn't the only sport where the Wolverines struggled to secure a national title, as the hockey team also dealt with the agony of defeat as well.
The best chance for Michigan winning a national title now falls solely on the shoulders of its football program.
With Jim Harbaugh and Shea Patterson forming one of the best coach-quarterback duos in the country, perhaps Michigan will raise a championship banner in 2020.