Happy Tuesday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. I’m experimenting a bit with the format of the Brews, so if you prefer this new style of links + blurbs followed by highlight videos, be sure to say so down in the comments. This morning we’re talking about a little bit of everything, from football to lacrosse to baseball and softball.
Let’s get to it:
Football still plans a collaborative play calling system. Pep Hamilton spoke with the media on Sunday, and one thing he discussed was how the offense would be called in the upcoming season. Pep said, “It’s all collaborative effort to present coach Harbaugh with some ideas of things that we like. And he gives us the yes or no.” Hamilton’s full comments on the matter can be seen by following the above link to a non-paywalled article at 247Sports.
Lacrosse drops games against Ohio State and Johns Hopkins. The Wolverines are still looking for their first Big Ten win this season, and they’re down to their last opportunity. After starting 7-2, Michigan lacrosse has lost four straight - most recently to Ohio State and Johns Hopkins. These are close losses (5-8, 9-10), but they are losses nonetheless. Michigan will look to tie its highest win total for a single season (8) in the team’s regular season finale at Penn State on Saturday.
International Champions Cup returning to the Big House in July. Do you like European soccer? Well, you’re in luck. The International Champions Cup, a pre-season exhibition series for European club teams, is returning to the Big House in July. On July 28th, Manchester United will be playing Liverpool at 5 p.m. Ticket options are available through the link above.
Gymnastics has season conclude in Tuscaloosa. I’m a bit tardy in writing about this, but women’s gymnastics saw their season come to an end in Tuscaloosa on April 7th. The Wolverines placed fourth out of six teams in their NCAA regional. Senior Brianna Brown won the uneven bars and went on to place 11th at the NCAA Championships.
3/16: 〽️— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 23, 2018
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That's 20 (!) straight wins for @B1GBaseball-leading @umichbaseball. pic.twitter.com/1kBljS35Uo
Baseball’s win streak has continued unabated now for more than five weeks. The Wolverines tacked on win numbers 18, 19, and 20 over the weekend, cruising to dominating offensive victories on Friday and Sunday (19-5, 14-2), and winning an extra-innings squeaker on Saturday (8-7). The Wolverines are now 24-11 (11-0) on the season. They’ll be back in action next weekend against Iowa.
Highlights from today's no-hit shutout win in the series finale vs. Maryland. What an awesome weekend at Alumni Field! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/EWnwCvecvR— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) April 23, 2018
Refusing to be left out, softball kept their own win streak alive with a three game sweep this past weekend. The Wolverines topped Maryland in convincing fashion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, winning 6-0, 12-1, and 8-0, respectively. On Friday, Michigan held the Terrapins to just one hit on the afternoon and on Sunday the Wolverines no-hit Maryland. Softball is now 38-7 (13-1) on the year. They’ll be back in action next weekend against Indiana.