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The bye week is over, long live the bye week

Michigan v Michigan State Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. Did Michigan win the bye week? I don’t know, but it’s over and we’re now in the Penn State week. Speaking of the Nittany Lions, the Wolverines opened as double-digit favorites for this Saturday. That’s probably a little generous, as the S&P+ projects a Michigan victory by 8.5 points, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Let’s get to it:

Ice hockey sweeps St. Lawrence. After last weekend’s series split against Western Michigan, the Wolverines got back on the right track with a series sweep of St. Lawrence. On Friday, Michigan cruised to a 3-0 victory, scoring a goal in each period and out-shooting St. Lawrence 40-16. On Saturday, St. Lawrence broke into the scoring column but Michigan still won 3-1. Michigan again out-shot St. Lawrence by a 40-19 margin. The Wolverines are now 3-2 on the season and will be back in action this Friday against Lake Superior State.

Field hockey tops Northwestern, advances in Big Ten Tournament. Michigan field hockey notched their second win of the season over a ranked Northwestern side, and this one was in the Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines and Wildcats met in Michigan’s first game of the tournament, and the Wolverines came away victorious. Michigan built a 3-0 lead before Northwestern found the net for their only goal of the day. The Wolverines’ next game is against Iowa on Sunday. Michigan won their first matchup of the season, 2-1.

Men’s soccer tops Maryland in regular season finale. Men’s soccer got back into the win column this past weekend with a 2-1 OT win over Maryland in the team’s regular season finale. Michigan scored the game-winner in the first minute of the OT period. The Wolverines finish the regular season with a record of 10-4-2 (4-2-2) and they’ll face Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday. Michigan’s first matchup against Penn State this season ended in a 1-1 tie.

Women’s soccer drops game to Penn State, season concludes. Women’s soccer’s season came to an end with a 0-1 loss to No. 16 Penn State in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan and Penn State played a scoreless match until Penn State netted the eventual game-winner in the 89th minute. The team finished the season with a 9-9-1 (5-5-1) record, a significant improvement over last season’s 6-6-6 (3-5-3) record.

In a surprising move (to me, at least), Chase Winovich was made available to the media yesterday and he was asked about his post-game comments about Michigan State. Winovich had to say about the incident, “If I go through any other week, and I’ve been interviewing with you guys for years, I’m not out here trying to call out teams in post-game interviews. I don’t like a lot of teams, but I’m not just going to pick a fight. But for them, they called us ‘little sister’ in the summer. They came there and tried their antics with the helmet. Obviously, you guys know how that went.”

In the category of storylines that refuse to die... we’re now apparently into NFL coach firing season, which means you should be ready for Jim Harbaugh to be a “candidate” for literally every job opening in the eyes of literally every sports pundit who doesn’t have ties to the University.