More news probably will follow. There will probably be the Alumni Game and there will be Battle at The Big House II- Michigan vs ohio in lacrosse after the Spring Game.
The 2013 Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank will be held at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, April 13 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Mott Spring Game by PNC Bank Slated for April 13 at Michigan Stadium
ANN ARBOR – The 2013 Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank in partnership with Michigan Athletics will be held at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, April 13. The Spring Game is free to the public and Team 134 is set to take the field at approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT.
The gates to the Big House will open at 10 a.m., as events will surround the football team’s final spring practice.
The fifth annual alumni flag football game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., while Michigan’s men’s lacrosse team will face Ohio State, tentatively to begin at 3:30 p.m.
Full details surrounding the Spring Game and the men’s lacrosse contest are still to come and will be updated on MGoBlue.com.
Alright, I think everyone is intimately familiar with what is happening at the top of the conference in terms of seeding in the tournament. So, what I want to do is talk about seeding for the rest of the conference and what that means for the first and second round matchups.
- Indiana #1 - I think everyone knows this
- Neb #10 - A win and Purdue loss still puts them a game behind
- NW #11 - At 4 wins, there is the potential for NW to tie Neb, but Neb beat them head-to-head.
- PSU #12 - I think everyone knows this as well with them at 2 wins
Win/Lose last game and seed is known
- Iowa #6 - Iowa has tiebreakers over the other teams, so win and they are the 6-seed.
- Purdue #9 - If Purdue loses, they will be the only team with 7 wins and will be the 9-seed.
What I'm really interested in is the second round matchups if Michigan wins against Indiana. If Michigan loses, it's pretty boring. The 5-seed plays PSU in the first round and the 4-seed in the second. So, all of the following scenarios include Michigan winning and won't include the 4 or 5 seeds.
OSU beats Illinois, Iowa beats Nebraska (Most likely scenario)
- #3 Michigan plays winner of #6 Iowa and #11 NW. Iowa has already beaten NW twice, so this likely results in Michigan vs. Iowa.
- #10 Nebraska will play the winner of the Minn/Purdue game. The winner of that matchup will play #2 OSU
- #8 Illinois will play the loser of the Minn/Purdue game. The winner of that matchup will play #1 Indiana
Illinois beats OSU, Iowa beats Nebraska
- #3 MSU (or OSU if MSU and Wisconsin) plays #6 Iowa/#11 NW.
- If Minn beats Purdue, #7 Minn will play #10 Nebraska, otherwise Illinois will play Nebraska. The winner of that matchup will play #2 Michigan
- The loser of the Minn/Purdue game will be #9 and will play #8 Illinois or Minnesota. The winner of that game will play #1 Indiana
OSU beats Illinois, Nebraska beats Iowa
- The winner of Minn/Purdue will be #6 and will play #11 NW. The winner of that matchup will play #3 Michigan.
- #2 OSU will play the winner of #7 Iowa vs. #10 Nebraska.
- The loser of Purdue/Minn will play Illinois in the 8/9 game. The winner of that matchup will play #1 Indiana.
Illinois beats OSU, Nebraska beats Iowa
- #8 Iowa plays the loser of Minn/Purdue. The winner plays #1 Indiana.
- ORGANIZED CHAOS!
- If Purdue beats Minnesota, they will be the #7 seed. If Minnesota beats Purdue, they will be the #6 seed unless Wisconsin and MSU both lose, in which case Minnesota will be the #7 seed. Illinois is the other 6/7 in all of those cases.
- #7 plays #10 Nebraska. The winner of that matchup plays #3 MSU (OSU if MSU and Wisc lose)
- #6 plays #11 NW. The winner of that matchup plays #2 Michigan.
Below is a graphical summary of what I just told you. At the bottom of it, I have removed the possibility of upsets over MSU and Wisconsin just to condense the data a bit.
Edit: Here's a link to a larger version of this so that you can actually read it.:
I'm sure there are plenty of people tired of this appearing on the board, but here is what EA Sports had to say about Texas A&M exploiting a loophole.
"We are aware of the voting irregularities around the #NCAACoverVote. We are in touch with the schools involved in the final round voting and in the spirit of integrity and fair play, are in agreement that only votes from legitimate accounts will be counted in the vote."
So take that for whatever it's worth. Apparently the complaining and losing a 14K lead in one day did get their attention.
"FYI - If you're still creating fake accounts and "causes" pages to vote from, you're wasting your time. #NCAACoverVote"
Not sure how they can decipher between all of it or whatever, but they just issued this on Twitter at 2 pm.
Here is what TAM is doing..
going to https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php and creating a phony Community page.
Then go to https://www.facebook.com/easportsncaafootball?fref=ts and go to the settings icon in the top right and switch to the new account and vote. You could vote 100s of times from one single fbook account. When creating the community page you dont even need to put any of the info in or click skip.. just type in a name and create the page..
Accidentally added this as a diary. Feel free to delete that one.
Denard has lost most of his lead and Texas A&M found a hole in the voting system.
Lets not lose the lead!