Introducing Alejandro Zúñiga

We’re excited to announce that we’ve hired our new beat writer, Alejandro Zúñiga, for the upcoming season. Alejandro will be taking over all of the day-to-day duties that Joe served for the last two seasons here and we’re thrilled to have him on board. Make sure to follow him on Twitter and look for his coverage in the weeks and months to come. 

Hi everyone,

I’m so thrilled to join UM Hoops for the upcoming season. Over the years, I have watched this site grow and improve, and I’m excited to be part of the upcoming developments.

While I’ll be easing into the position here over the next few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.

I’m a senior at Michigan majoring in anthropology, but since spring of my freshman year, my focus and passion has been sportswriting. That semester, I began working for The Michigan Daily, where I’m currently Co-Managing Sports Editor.

Before my junior year, I interned at USA Today Sports near Washington, D.C., writing primarily baseball and soccer. I returned to the area again this summer, joining the Orioles baseball beat at The Baltimore Sun. I also helped the Detroit Free Press’ football coverage as a freelancer last fall and have worked on the Daily’s softball and hockey beats. This semester, I’ll be covering the Michigan football team for the Daily.

But I have also loved Michigan basketball for as long as I can remember. I still cherish the memory of sprinting down the Crisler Center steps from the top row to storm the court after the Wolverines upset Duke in 2008 and again when Michigan beat Connecticut in 2010. It’s nice that the Wolverines have reached a point where wins over the No. 15 team in the country don’t merit court stormings. And it’s only fitting that such a storied and resurgent program has this incredible website and community devoted to it.

If you ever want to talk Michigan sports history, or soccer, or obviously basketball, be in touch! You can reach me at or on Twitter at @ByAZuniga.

Again, I’m so happy to join this community. I know Joe left big shoes to fill, and I can’t wait to get started.

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