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Thursday Morning Brews: The sun’ll come out tomorrow

We are talking basketball, gymnastics, hockey, and wrestling today

NCAA Gymnastics: Women’s Gymnastics Championships Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Hope everyone is enduring the onslaught of arctic weather and is safe, sound, and warm enough.

Here’s to brighter days ahead.

Lots of big matchups are happening in the coming days in Michigan athletics, and we are showcasing them today in brews. Let’s get going!

Hockey in must-win mode

Michigan hockey has had an up and down season, they’ve beat solid programs like Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, but have had plenty of losses in between premier performances.

This puts the 2018 Frozen Four participants in win-out territory in order to make the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Michigan heads to Minnesota over the weekend, a team they tied and lost to in December. The Golden Gophers are currently (10-11-4, 7-6-3-0 Big Ten) while Michigan is (9-10-6, 5-6-4-2 Big Ten).

Winning both games over the weekend is doable and would provide momentum for Michigan heading into their series against Michigan State the following week.

Student section hyped classes are cancelled

Michigan beat Ohio State on Tuesday, and the crowd was rowdy! Part of the reason was due to classes being cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday due to the sub zero temperatures. At one point the PA announcer told the crowd that classes would be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday, which led into a techno song being played and the Michigan students dancing away in joy. It was funny in my humble opinion.

Big Meet for Women’s Gymnastics

The No. 10 Michigan’s Women’s Gymnastics team will be taking on No. 13 Nebraska on Sunday at the Crisler Center.

It’s the ‘Flip For Chip’ Meet, which honors Chip Hills, father of former Michigan gymnast Cailee Hills. According to UM, “The Wolverines will be wearing purple shirts in warmups and will have purple ribbons in their hair along with Flip for Chip stickers on the back of their necks to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer in honor of Hills’ battle. The team encourages fans to wear shirts and ribbons of a cancer that has affected them.”

It may be Super Bowl Sunday, but the meet is at 2 PM and tickets are only six bucks! There’s never a bad time to raise awareness for cancer.

Big wrestling showdown, too

Michigan wrestling has been kicking ass, and is coming off a great showing against Ohio State. Now ranked No. 4 in the nation, they’ll be heading to Penn State who are No. 1. This will be on the Big Ten Network Friday night and this is a pivotal matchup for the wrestling sqaud.

Women’s bball looking for another highly attended game

Earlier this week the women’s bball team had its second sellout in program history against Michigan State at Crisler. The ladies narrowly lost the game, but there’s still a level of momentum drawing such a big crowd. They now will face Iowa at Crisler tonight, and with a 3-6 record in the Big Ten, Michigan needs to start picking up wins in the conference.