12:00pm on BTN, for those of us stuck in our respective cities that aren't Ann Arbor. Hope everyone up north has a safe, dry and very exciting day.
Just cracked open my first Shiner Bock of the day,
Mathis, who is visiting Nebraska, has apparently named a new leader. It shouldn't be too hard for the mgocommunity to guess which school it is.
It would seem that when Brian said:
Usual disclaimers about a long way to go apply. Mathis might be one of those kids who gets excited about everybody—he's already committed to and decommitted from($) Washington.
he was right on the mark...
For those of us outside the country or without BTN does anyone know of a streaming option? There was a live stream couple of years ago but none last year.
@umichfootball Tweet (5:23am ET):
Spring football scrimmage and lacrosse game will proceed as scheduled at Michigan Stadium ... check MGoBlue.com for full release.— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) April 14, 2012
I just realized I don't know how to embed a tweet on the board. Anyone?
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Despite earlier weather reports, the University of Michigan Athletic Department has decided to proceed with plans to host the 2012 Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank and the "Battle at the Big House" men's lacrosse game at Michigan Stadium today (Saturday, April 14). The football scrimmage and lacrosse game are free to the public, but the University has teamed with C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in a fundraiser for the new hospital.
"The reports have improved overnight and we felt that it was appropriate to prepare for the football and lacrosse games at Michigan Stadium," said Rob Rademacher, associate athletic director for facilities and operations.
Fans are asked to use caution because of the weather reports. Michigan will proceed with the originally scheduled plan at Michigan Stadium, but if lightning or thunder comes within six miles of the stadium, the spring game will be cancelled immediately for the safety of the fans and players. The regular-season lacrosse game will follow NCAA rules when it pertains to weather delays.
The gates to Michigan Stadium will open at 9 a.m. The fourth annual alumni flag football game will start with introductions at 10 a.m. Following the conclusion of the alumni game, Team 133 will take the field for warm-ups at approximately 11:30 a.m. The final spring practice and scrimmage will begin at noon and will be broadcast nationally by the Big Ten Network. Immediately following the conclusion of the Mott Spring Game, the Michigan and Ohio State men's lacrosse teams will begin warm-ups. The "Battle at the Big House" is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
Check the weather and mgoblue.com before you head out to the Big House tomorrow...
There is a chance that the game will be canceled tomorrow due to the weather. In the event that happens, we will move the scrimmage to the Glick Field House. The game will not be open to the public, but players' immediate families will be permitted in Glick. We understand that almost every family has extra guests coming to the game, but we will only be able to accommodate immediate family.
Please come to the side doors of Oosterbaan Field House (by the softball field) if the game is canceled at the Stadium, and checkMGoBlue.com beginning at 6AM for information on cancellation.
See you soon!
Inclement Weather Expected Saturday for Mott Spring Game
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department has been following the weather map and conditions that are expected for Saturday (April 14) during the Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank and the "Battle at the Big House" men's lacrosse game against Ohio State. The radar shows a 60-percent chance of thunderstorms.
"We are concerned about the weather conditions that are expected in Ann Arbor at the time of our scrimmage and lacrosse game," said Rob Rademacher, U-M's associate athletic director for facilities and operations. "We will cancel the events at the stadium if the safety of our fans, players and staff is compromised by the weather. Cancellation is a possibility given the reports we have received from local weathermen and from radar."
The athletic department will make a final decision on whether or not to cancel the events held at Michigan Stadium around 6 a.m. on Saturday.
If weather causes cancellation, the football team will hold its final spring practice indoors at Al Glick Field House. The scrimmage will not be open to the public because of space limitations but will still be broadcast on Big Ten Network.
The men's lacrosse game between Michigan and Ohio State will be played at Michigan Stadium or move indoors to Oosterbaan Field House adjacent to Schembechler Hall. The game is free to the general public and will be played at 2:30 p.m.
Fans should check MGoBlue.com for updates on Saturday's Mott Spring Game and the "Battle at the Big House." Listen to AM 1050 WTKA, WWJ and 97.1 FM The Ticket for updates on whether or not the events will take place on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.