Happy Thursday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. The week is rapidly flying toward the weekend, and I have no intention of getting in the way. To that end, we’re keeping things a little light with the Brews this morning—but we still are checking in with women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, and we have a little bit of football content.
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Let’s get to it:
Women’s gymnastics take regular season Big Ten Title. Thanks to a first place finish in this past weekend’s Big Five Meet against Illinois, Rutgers, No. 14 Minnesota, and No. 22 Ohio State, women’s gymnastics claimed their fifth Big Ten regular season title in the past seven years. The finish sealed a perfect 9-0 record in conference competition this year. Remarkably, all Michigan gymnasts received a score of 9.900 or better in the bars event. The Wolverines are now 13-2 (9-0) on the season and will be back in action this weekend at No. 5 Utah.
Women’s lacrosse notch big wins over Denver and Colorado. It has been a significant past few days for the women’s lacrosse program. On Sunday, the newly-ranked No. 25 Wolveries earned a big win at No. 14 Colorado, 8-6. On Tuesday, the Wolverines notched another huge victory, this time over a Top-10 opponent, when they beat No. 9 Denver, 12-10. The two wins improve Michigan’s perfect start to six wins, which is just one less than the team had all of last year. The team will look to match last season’s win total this weekend against Cincinnati at home.
Former Michigan RB receives probation after plea. Back in December, news broke that RB O’Maury Samuels had been dismissed from the team following a charge of domestic violence. Samuels was sentenced yesterday morning under the terms of a plea deal to 12 months probation. To receive the lighter sentence under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, Samuels pled guilty to a misdemeanor destruction of property charge. While he remains currently enrolled at the University, Samuels has previously said he intends to further his academic and football career elsewhere.
Carlo Kemp, Michael Dwumfour to anchor DLine? That’s what Aaron McMann over at MLive thinks. In the latest installment of his preseason series, McMann expects Kemp and Drumfour to start inside—but notes there is limited depth behind them on the roster. He says, “Michael Dwumfour and Carlo Kemp are the frontrunners to anchor the inside for Michigan’s big, fast defensive line, one that rewards athleticism and wants to get to the quarterback as quickly as possible. . . . In 2019, development will be happening on the outside.” For the full take, check out the article linked above.