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Sports Recap: Under The Bright Lights

Swim and dive champions, a surge in hockey, and tough losses for basketball.

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Football

Spring practice is underway, and everybody's talking about improvement.

The coaches also spoke to the players' desire, and tried to challenge them as best as they could.

In other news, Michigan will be hosting high school coaches from around the country in a few weeks. It's a good opportunity for coaches to improve what they do, and it's also a good opportunity for Michigan to make a good impression with coaches.

Also, apparently Big Sean was in town, sporting Michigan gear.

Jabrill Peppers and Blake Countess had a viral dance-off this week. It started with this:

And Blake Countess promised a response at the next practice. Here it was:

All right, Dennis Norfleet, it's your move.

Finally, Space Coyote has an X's and O's breakdown of the fullback position, in preview of Brady Pallante blocking five linebackers simultaneously.

Basketball

The women played their last home game of the year, stomping Purdue 81-50.

They followed that up with a 12-point loss to the Illini. The women's team finished 16-13 and 8-10 in the conference, and they face the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament on March 5th.

The men, meanwhile, dropped back to .500 with a loss to Maryland. There was a sweet dunk, though:

Miscellanious

Michigan swim and dive players took home some more gold.

Especially, congrats to Clara Smiddy, Dylan Bosch, Paul Powers, and the 400-yard men's medley relay for first-place finishes. There were several other performances that broke or challenged various records, though.

Men's gymnastics beat Ohio State, then, of course, sang the Victors.

The hockey team, which was recently so concerned about being able to put together a dominant 60 minutes, has found its groove. It's now sitting in first place in the Big Ten after some very satisfying performances.

Water polo tweeted out a photo of their practice facilities at Canham Natatorium, but they weren't the only ones to show off some cool digs.

Still a little less impressive than this, however.

Michigan would finish second (to Ohio State) in the women's track and field championships, and fifth in the men's championships. The Ohio State women's team completely dominated, and they grabbed a third of all the first team selections. However, congrats to Michigan's Cindy Ofili, and on the men's side Chris Maye and Mason Ferlic.

Michigan's softball is churning out more wins. They're now 17-1, and they face #21 Arizona State today.

Men's lacrosse rebounded after a tough defeat last week against Notre Dame.

And sure enough...

The women's team, meanwhile, snagged a win as well and stand at 1-2.

And finally, in an unofficial poll:

Maize and Blue won in a landslide.

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