Once a year, Michigan's athletes put on a variety show to support good causes. There's dancing, acting, comedy, and just a little cross-dressing. This year was no different, as sixteen different varsity programs participated. The event helped raise money for after-school programs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
The men's rowing team won the Golden Mic for the third year in a row. Track and field finished second.
2nd place salty AF #MockRock2015— Emz (@wolvaWEEner) February 19, 2015
The event, by the way, took place in Hill Auditorium, which is world-famous for its acoustics. Yo-Yo Ma, Elton John, Wynton Marsalis, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, and many others have performed there.
This week, Ann Arbor was a basketball town as Sparty took on the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
Jameis Winston, Desmond Howard, Steve Mariucci, Jonas Jerebko, Jimmy King and Jim Harbaugh among the "Who's Who" at Crisler tonight.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) February 18, 2015
The game was a reminder that Michigan is not where it needs to be, but also a reminder of how far it's come in building the basketball team.
ESPN graphic on UM's 7 players in the NBA: Five could have stayed on the current Michigan team. Think that's your problem - plus injuries.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) February 18, 2015
Right now Coach Beilein and Coach Berenson have the same problem: the better their players, the faster they leave.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) February 18, 2015
But, there's optimism for next year.
It's a "next year" for UM, but that's not hollow. Tangible reasons to expect better for Wolverines. Caris could be a bonus.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) February 18, 2015
And just like the men's, women's basketball is having a season where everything comes up just a little short.
Wanted a win but proud of @umichwbball for taking the game to an exciting double overtime. Forever blue.— Deb Torres (@DebTorres54) February 21, 2015
No one committed to Michigan this week, but there was definitely a recruiting feel as Michigan hosted Tom Izzo's Spartans and a couple star quarterbacks.
Big night for in-state football recruits pic.twitter.com/ExE7QujhW5— Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) February 18, 2015
And a superstar NFL player.
And some Michigan Wolverines.
It's a family and a party. In other football news, the coaches' families are getting settled in, with the help of a distinctive semi-truck:
Also, football players are pretty tough.
Michigan softball will simply not be stopped. Four more wins in the last two days, this time against Lipscomb and #3 Alabama. The combined score was 32-5.
Carol Hutchins might not be as famous as John Beilein or Jim Harbaugh, but she's up there with any other athletic coach Michigan has. She became the winningest coach in Michigan athletics history - fifteen years ago. Every four-year player since 1991 has represented Michigan in the Women's College World Series. Michigan has captured 17 of the last 22 Big Ten titles. Her full list of accomplishments is about a mile long.
Meanwhile, the wrestling team dominated Duke yesterday.
The golf team spent some time in Puerto Rico.
And lacrosse is turning a corner.
The women's gymnastics team found itself taking on defending champion and first-ranked Oklahoma, and they almost pulled off the win.
And the swim team got some gold.
Michigan was also recently named the #1 public university.
University of Michigan #1 (of course) UC-Berkley #5; UCLA #6, #10 Wisconsin, #11 Illinois... and here's the... http://t.co/cGZ50fL3xh— Billi Gordon (@drbillyg) February 16, 2015
Who's got it better than us? Nobody.