Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 7:39 PM EDT May 17, 2019 Ann Arbor — And now comes the real test for the Michigan softball team. The Wolverines were not expected to struggle with St. Francis (Pa.), which entered with a 29-29 record, and didn't. They cruised to an 8-0 run-rule shutout in sixth innings in the NCAA Regional game Friday afternoon at Alumni Field. Michigan, hosting a regional for the first time since 2016, improves to 45-11, and has won 32 of the last 33 games at home. BOX SCORE: Michigan 8, St. Francis 0 But now for the real challenge. The Wolverines will play James Madison (48-7), which arrived disappointed it did not earn one of the 16 seeds to host a regional, on Saturday at noon. The No. 13 Dukes beat DePaul, 5-2, in the first game on Friday. No. 19-ranked Michigan and James Madison played earlier this season, with the Dukes winning, 3-0. Michigan starting pitcher Meghan Beaubien looked strong and had six … [Read more...] about Michigan softball dispatches St. Francis in regional opener
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Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 9:11 PM EDT Mar 21, 2019 The Michigan women's basketball team entered the season needing to replace the most productive player in program history, former point guard Katelynn Flaherty. A tall task. But one the Wolverines proved they were up to. Michigan turned around its season over the final two months, catching fire in Big Ten play to finish with a 21-11 record and a bid to the NCAA tournament. Thanks to balanced play and a deep pool of contributors, the Wolverines are back in the postseason for the second consecutive year and the eighth time overall in program history. Here are three things to watch for when the eighth-seeded Michigan women's basketball team plays No. 9 seed Kansas State on Friday. Continuing hot play The Wolverines played extremely well down the stretch, winning nine of their final 11 games. A seven-game win streak gave Michigan life and kept any tournament hopes alive. The Wolverines established some serious … [Read more...] about Michigan women vs. Kansas St.: What to know ahead of tournament
Greg Luca Published 2:55 pm CST, Sunday, December 2, 2018 AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones scrambles pursued by Breckyn Hager #44 of the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) less AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones scrambles pursued by Breckyn Hager #44 of the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 17, ... more Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Brock Purdy #15 of the Iowa State Cyclones scrambles pursued by Breckyn Hager #44 of the Texas Longhorns … [Read more...] about Alamo Bowl: Iowa St. vs. Washington St.
BOULDER — Star sophomore Laviska Shenault Jr . indicated on Instagram that he'd be back on the field Saturday when slumping Colorado hosts No. 10 Washington State.His return would provide a big boost for the banged-up Buffaloes (5-4, 2-4), who were once the last remaining unbeaten team in the Pac-12 but now face the possibility of missing out on a bowl berth that was in their grasp two weeks ago before they blew a 28-point second-half lead to lowly Oregon State."The return of 2Live .." Shenault posted Sunday night.Buffaloes coach Mike MacIntyre was more cautious, saying Shenault "did a little bit" in his return to practice Monday but labeling him "still day to day.""Hopefully we'll get him back sometime before the year is over," MacIntyre said. Sports Coverage Tate's 5 TD passes lead Arizona to win over slumping Colorado By JOHN MARSHALL , AP Sports Writer The Buffs were 5-0 when Shenault got hurt at USC, and Colorado lost that game and the next three without the … [Read more...] about Buffs could get star receiver back Saturday vs Washington St
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 8:05 PM EST Nov 5, 2018 Detroit Free Press sports writer Orion Sang breaks down three things to watch for in Michigan basketball's season opener against Norfolk State on Tuesday night. Who will get the start at forward? In the Wolverines' 90-58 exhibition win over Northwood this past Friday, freshman Ignas Brazdeikis got the start at the four over sophomore Isaiah Livers. The rationale, John Beilein explained after, was that Livers had missed a significant amount of time in the preseason with an ankle injury. The team went with Brazdeikis in Livers' absence, including in a secret scrimmage against Toledo, and Beilein simply stayed the course when the exhibition rolled around. Beilein made no guarantee, though, that the same thing would happen against Norfolk State. At this point, either option should work out well for Michigan. Brazdeikis is an aggressive, physical player who likes to get downhill on offense. Livers has starting … [Read more...] about Michigan basketball vs. Norfolk St.: Here’s our prediction