Happy Tuesday, folks. Monday night snuck up on me so today’s Brews are a little shorter than usual. Nonetheless, it was just the distraction that I needed from what I was working on. This morning we have a decent batch of Football related news and a check-in with Baseball as their season comes to an end. It seems that people enjoyed the musical trivia/brainteaser we had on Thursday. I’ll keep that going, but it will be confined to Thursday Brews as a little something extra to look forward to as we get into the latter part of the work week.
Let’s hit the links:
It’s the NCAA’s and SEC’s favorite time of the year - satellite camp season. Yesterday, Coach Harbaugh and staff were at Florida Atlantic’s camp and Harbaugh even got into the action. When they needed someone to throw to receivers, Coach stepped up and showed off the ol’ cannon - even putting so much zip on his first pass that he knocked a kid over. Alright, so maybe the kid lost his footing - but you can watch the video and be the judge. Recent QB commit Joe Milton made a surprise appearance as well to work out at the camp.
On the topic of camps, Sam Webb of Scout is reporting that Michigan will no longer be attending the UCLA camp on June 11th. They will instead be attending USC’s camp across town on the same day. It’s hard to know what, if anything, should be read into this as far as what it portends for relations between Jim Harbaugh’s staff and Jim Mora’s staff. It is worth noting that USC’s camp is exceedingly large as far as these sort of events go, and so it may have just come down to exposure.
Offseason workouts for the team have begun, and the Football Twitter account released this video to give fans a little taste of the action. Organized practices and fall camp are still a ways off, so brief views into workout sessions may be all we get for a while when it comes to footage of practice. This video is indeed brief, but still provides a good glimpse of the sort of activities the players are undertaking during offseason workouts.
The windows for package tickets are about the open for the 2017 Michigan football schedule. Ticket packages will be made available based upon a descending schedule of priority points until they are available to the general public. The University is offering a “Family Pack” of four tickets plus certain food and beverage items for the Air Force and/or Minnesota games. Also on offer is a “Go Blue Ticket Pack,” consisting of three or four games - MSU or OSU, Rutgers or Minnesota, and Cincinnati and/or Air Force. For more information on these ticket packs, visit the University’s ticket office. Single game tickets go on sale after July 14th.
Baseball’s season came to an end on Saturday as the Wolverines failed to advance out of their NCAA Regional. Michigan’s first game of the Regional was against Florida Gulf Coast. An early 3-1 lead failed to stand up when the Wolverines surrendered five runs to FGCU during the sixth inning, en route to a 10-6 loss. Michigan again took an early lead in their second game, but met a similar fate against Regional hosts North Carolina. The Wolverines jumped out to a 1-0 lead, but surrendered three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings, and another two runs in the seventh to lose 8-1. Michigan finished the year with a 42-17 record.