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Tonight’s the night when Michigan aims to win its first national championship since Glen Rice shot the Wolverines to the top in 1989. Gotta start daily link there. It has been 24 years since “interim” head coach Steve Fisher led Michigan to the Promised Land. Since then, the school has been through four coaches, one scandal and some bad basketball.
You know it’s spring when the school mascots are getting reps with the football team. At Ohio State, Brutus even lined up at quarterback during a recent fan appreciation day. And while the mascot showed Braxton Miller-like ability to escape the rush, he wasn’t fortunate enough to avoid David Perkins’ bone-crushing, ball-dislodging hit.
The Illinois baseball team will wear special stars and stripes jerseys vs. Northwestern on Sunday, April 28, as part of the second annual “Honor and Serve Day” at Illinois Field. According to the FightingIllini.com release, the event is designed to honor University of Illinois student veterans and all of America’s heroes, and to serve the Champaign-Urbana community.
It’s official: Michigan sophomore Trey Burke has swept all the major national player of the year awards. On Sunday, Burke won the Naismith Award, presented to the nation’s best player, this after already claiming the AP, Oscar Robertson and Wooden player of the year awards.
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Michigan will battle Louisville in the NCAA championship game at 9:23 p.m. ET Monday at the Georgia Dome. How are the Wolverines feeling the day before playing for the program’s first NCAA title since 1989?
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On Friday, Mike predicted that whichever of Syracuse or Michigan scored over a point per trip would win, and he further opined that Michigan was up to the task and would prevail with a five-point win.