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Thursday Morning Brews: Woodson, Patterson, Hockey, and Women’s Basketball

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Welcome to the Thursday Edition of Morning Brews. Today we are talking about Shea Patterson, women’s basketball, men’s baseball, and hockey.

Let’s get to the brews.

The Michigan Women’s basketball team is in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2013, where they will be taking on Northern Colorado in round one on Friday at 5 P.M. ET. Michigan is a No. 7 seed in the tournament.

An excellent article talking about Katelynn Flaherty’s transition to point guard. It touches on her demeanor and determination that has turned her into an excellent ball-handler. If it wasn’t for Flaherty, Michigan wouldn’t have made it into the tournament. Fifth nationally in scoring, if Flaherty can consistently make her shots and limit turnovers, Michigan could pull off some upsets in the tournament.

The Michigan baseball team has dropped three games in a row, and now sits at 4-11 on the season. The team has a weekend series against Bowling Green in Ann Arbor. Michigan dropped their first game of the year in Ann Arbor on Wednesday to Lawrence Tech 8-3. Maybe being back in the midwest, being back at home will help the team find their groove. While it’s still relatively early in the season, they need to pull off a couple nice winning streaks shortly, otherwise the season may be over for them before it ever really began.

This is likely great news for a lot of students graduating this Spring, Charles Woodson will be the Commencement speaker. Woodson will always be thought of fondly by many in the Ann Arbor region because of his incredible career at U-M, but what he’s done in the decades since his time as a Wolverine has been remarkable. Woodson played in two Super Bowls, winning one, has done a lot of philanthropy of the field, and has been an embodiment of what good health is. Woodson is one of those rare men who don’t receive criticism, he’s a man who’s done things the right way, on and off the football field.

Here’s a picture of Shea Patterson running. We are still waiting for word on his appeal. The news probably won’t be coming for at least another week. But if you’re a fan of this team, this picture should excite you. Maybe this is the starting quarterback for Michigan in 2018. Whether that ends up being the case or not, seeing an “action shot” as this should have any football lover amped and ready for the football season to hurry up and get here!

Michigan hockey lost to Ohio State in the B1G Tournament Semi-Finals last Saturday in overtime. The team will find out Sunday where they are headed and who they will be playing in the NCAA Tournament. For now, they do know which players of theirs received All-Conference Honors. Cooper Marody captured the scoring title and made the first team, while Tony Calderone and Quinn Hughes made the second team, Hughes was also named to the All-Freshman Team. Goalie Hayden Lavigne received an honorable mention, while Sam Piazza received the Sportsmanship Award.