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Thursday Morning Brews: Wheatfield soul

Georgia on my mind, Augusta that is

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Happy Thursday, folks. Brews is back following a one-installment hiatus in order to make room for post national championship game coverage. This morning we’re getting right back on the non-rev. horse. As football spring practices heat up, the Brews will begin to shift more toward football coverage. But, much as we long to hold football again, there’s just not a ton coming out of spring practices right now - though I suspect that will change soon.

As usual, there is a song referenced in this morning’s article. There are at least two clues. They may be words, phrases, or photos, and may reference lyrics, the artist, or the album. If you think you know this morning’s song, fire away down in the comments.

Let’s get to it:

After having an 18-game win streak brought to an end by Iowa last week, softball has gone right back to work and has another streak going. With a win over Detroit Mercy and a weekend sweep of Purdue, the Wolverines have now won four straight - and in convincing fashion, too. Michigan’s game against Detroit Mercy was a run-rule shortened affair, as the Wolverines cranked out 15 runs through five innings. All three of the Wolverines’ wins over Purdue were comfortable as well (4-0, 11-1, 6-0). Carol Hutchins’ squad is now 28-7 (4-1) on the season and will be back in action this weekend against Penn State.

Baseball has kept their positive momentum going, stretching their win streak to 12 games over the past week. Michigan bested Western by the score of 8-5, before taking all three games against Delaware over the weekend (there was a fourth scheduled, but it was canceled). The Wolverines are now 16-11 (3-0) on the season, and will next play Northwestern. All three games will be broadcast on BTN Plus this weekend.

Water polo has gotten in on the win streak action, winning their past 16 matches. Most recently, the Wolverines opened their conference schedule with a 9-7 win over Indiana. This coming weekend, Michigan has five conference games against Brown, Bucknell, George Washington, No. 22 Harvard, and No. 15 Princeton. There is no Big Ten conference for varsity water polo, so Michigan plays in the CWPA. The Wolverines head into the weekend ranked No. 8 and with a 23-7 (1-0) record.

Michigan’s appearance in the Frozen Four this year coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Wolverines’ last national championship in hockey. In 1998, Michigan took Boston College to overtime in the championship game before Josh Langfeld found the net to give the Wolverines the 3-2 win. Despite not winning a title since 1998, Michigan still has the most NCAA Championships with nine. Relive the moment with the clip above.