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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.
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?
A complete-game shutout by DJ Snelten and a solo home run from Tony Skjefte was all Minnesota needed to card a 1-0 win over Ohio State in the rubber game Sunday afternoon at Siebert Field.In a season-fastest one hour and 37-minute game, the Golden Gophers improve to 4-2 in the Big Ten and 19-13 overall. Read full GopherSports.com recap and view the box score.
The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team won in its final at bat for the seventh time this season, scoring once in the top of the seventh inning of a 3-2 victory over Iowa on Sunday afternoon at Pearl Field. The win clinched a series victory over the Hawkeyes, while also wrapping up a 5-2 road trip for the Huskers. Read full Huskers.com recap and view the box score.
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Mitch McGary totaled 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six assists to lift Michigan past Syracuse, 61-56, in Saturday’s national semifinal at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.