I did not make this headline up
Notre Dame has granted an unconditional release to Michigan for 5th-yr, grad-transfer Center Matt Hegarty. He is 6'4, 295lbs, and started 11 games last year for Notre Dame at Center.
No matter who the starting 5 end up being, adding a player who has started games against the likes of FSU and LSU would be a giant plus, especially given the state of our center depth.
EDIT: Didn't realize how sport-ambiguous I had made my post. FOOTBAUGH.
Nice story, sounds like it would be a kick. I'd join up if I lived in the area. Officially opens on Monday. Apparently they have taken the Dave Brandon approach to loudspeakers. Blue Lion Fitness, 2415 W. Stadium Blvd.
Nice bearding as well.
Unrelated but re. M football, there are two recent 247 Crystal Ball updates for Michigan. The first is Korey Banks, a 3* CB from Georgia who was apparently offered by Michigan yesterday. He has no other major offers. Looks like he visited Sparty yesterday as well, they don't seem to have offered. The second is local kid David Reese, a 3* ILB from Farmington, and teammate of WR Desmond Fitzpatrick, who Michigan has also offered. Reese is committed to Louisville, which is his only other non-MAC offer. Fitzpatrick is also committed to Louisville.
Spring football. For the average joe fan, it's the final drop of Michigan Athletics they'll taste until the Fall now that Basketball season ended earlier than we would have liked and Hockey.....sigh, don't get me started.
Spring football culminates in the annual spring game (or in last year's case, the Spring Stretchy and Punting Exhibition).
But it always wasn't like that. For many, many years Michigan played a Blue-White game every single season up until Lloyd Carr first starting messing with it in 2000 when one of the squads were spotted a 17-0 lead to begin the game...
Being the insane statistics and numbers fan that I am, I have been doing a lot of research using the Google Newspaper archives to look the history of the Michigan Spring Game.
While the Google News archives are not complete by any stretch since there are many, many years and months missing from the Michigan Daily archives, I found a pretty decent chunck of information. Not just from the Daily, but the Toledo Blade and other newspapers from around the state of Michigan that covered Michigan Football at the time.The building of this list of spring game scores will only continue until it's 100% complete. I am already planning several trips to Bentley Library to research spring game info in addition to information on several other sports in my quest to build a SuperGuide for all Varsity sports at Michigan.
The only other instance that I know of a school documenting their spring game history is Nebraska, who has scores going back to 1950.
Confirmed spring game dates and scores throughout history
|Date||Winning Team||Losing Team||Score||Source|
|1991||Cancelled due to field conditions||Source|
|1996||Cancelled due to field conditions||Source|
|4/17/1999||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/13/2002||No Score Kept (Private Practice)||Source|
|2003||Cancelled due to field conditions||Source|
|4/10/2004||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/16/2005||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/10/2006||No Score Kept||Source|
|4/12/2008||No Score Kept (Held at Saline HS)||Source|
|4/11/2009||No Score Kept||*|
|4/13/2013||No Score Kept||*|
|4/5/2014||No Score Kept||*|
Italics- Yes, score was displayed on the scoreboards. It was artificial and in no way an actual game.
*These weren't that long ago so do I really need to source this? I was there.