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According to a brief WANE item, Austin Hatch's family released a statement today that says:
"Austin continues to make great strides in his rehabilitation; this first year is vital to the recovery process. As a result, it is unlikely that Austin's physicians will clear him to play basketball this season."
Regardless of when he might be able to get back on the court, it's good to hear that he continues to make progress in his recovery.
Game on ESPN2, and maybe the last good one till almost the new year (Iowa State isn't what they once were, and lost to Drake). So might be the last exciting game with a month's worth of development (maybe more...how do we start AND end the Big Ten season with Penn State?). And if I'm wrong, there's always Rudolph at 8 pm. (Oh who am I kidding, set your dvr).
Bad news for the gophers. Trevor Mbakwe tore his ACL on sunday against Dayton. ESPN link below
Groupon has Michigan Basketball tickets for sale for the next couple days.
There are four options:
*For $10, you get two upper-level tickets to the game against the Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions on Tuesday, December 13, at 7 p.m. (a $20 value).
*For $14, you get two upper-level tickets to the game against the Bradley Braves on Thursday, December 22, at 6:30 p.m. (a $30 value).
*For $20, you get two upper-level tickets to the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Thursday, December 29, at 7:30 p.m. (a $40 value).
*For $20, you get two upper-level tickets to the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sunday, January 1, at 4 p.m. (a $40 value).
For those wishing to purchase, this link is a referral link and gives me some MGoLove groupon credit:
This link is for those not wishing to use my referral link:
I haven't seen anyone make note of this, but the Crisler Arena page at mgoblue.com now lists a new Crisler capacity as a result of the recently completed renovation phase: 12,721. That's a reduction of 1,030 from the previous capacity figure. More sellouts to follow?
Here's how the capacity has changed over the years:
CAPACITY: 13,684 (1967); 13,609 (1968-91); 13,562 (1991-2001); 13,751 (2001-2011); 12,721 (2011-present)
One other note for anyone who might be coming into town for basketball games or other events: The demolition and reconstruction of the Stadium bridges starts tomorrow. E. Stadium Blvd. will be closed from Monday through late 2012 (including most, if not all, of the 2012 football season). State Street will also be closed for about two weeks where those bridges pass over it, from Monday through December 13. The official detours can be found here.