I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Is this supposed to be the replacement for Weidenbach Hall? Edit: never mind
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved today (Thursday, Nov. 21) the construction of the new Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Operations Center. The approval came during the Regents monthly meeting held at the Michigan Union.
"Centralizing all of our maintenance and operational functions into one facility will create better efficiency and service across our athletic department," said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "We have been in need of a home for these areas and to finally have them all under one roof will be a major benefit. This building will help support all of the current facilities and future development initiatives on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus."
The Athletic Operations Center will house the department’s maintenance shops and offices, laundry, shipping and receiving and equipment storage into one building. By combining all these operations in one central location, the department will increase overall organization, productivity and effectiveness. Currently, these procedures are taking place in various facilities across the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.
The new facility, which will be located to the south of Stadium Boulevard on State Street, will be approximately 18,000-gross square feet. This project is estimated to cost $6 million, and funds will be provided by the Michigan Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The regents also authorized the commissioning of Niagarea Murano, whose architectural firm will be designing the project. The design stage of the project is scheduled to begin immediately, and the construction schedule is soon to come.
I felt it was necessary to give a shout out to Gibbons, my favorite primate.
How many other primates can leap up to 8 meters from tree to tree and walk bipedely.
Not many dammit.
They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals.
I'll be accepting many upvotes and all of your MGoPoints.
Michigan was selected to host one of the eight NCAA "regionals" (the NCAA unfortunately calls them "second and third rounds" instead of regionals) in women's soccer this weekend.
Friday, 4pm: #23 Notre Dame (12-7-1) v Western Michigan (12-5-5)
Friday, 7pm: #11 Michigan (16-3-1) v Illinois State (14-6-1)
Sunday, 1pm: Regional final
The winner of the regional meets the winner of the Charlottesville regional (#1 Virginia, #20 Georgetown, #24 Penn State, Wake Forest) in the NCAA Quarterfinals next Friday or Saturday.
The top 8 seeds in the NCAA tournament were Virginia, Marquette, North Carolina, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Florida, Florida State and Nebraska. Fortunately for Michigan, Marquette was the one team that didn't survive its first round game (losing to Western Michigan), so Michigan, the second-best seed in the group, is able to host.
Tickets are available, according to mgoblue.com.
The fourth and last recruit in this class is Amanda Vargas. Amanda Hails from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. She plays her high school ball at Tesoro High School.
The third softball recruit in this class is 5' 11" Taylor Swearingen. Taylor Hails from Anaheim, CA where she plays for Canyon High School.
Taylor plays 3rd base but can also play 1st base. She has played some outfield too. She bats right and throws right. She led her team to the Division 1 California State Finals last year. In her three year HS varisty career, Taylor hit .361 and had 75 RBis. She scored 63 runs while hitting 22 doubles and 3 triples.
Her summer team is Victory USA 16U where she played 3B and SS.
Weclome to the family Taylor. We hope you enjoy your stay here in lovely Ann Arbor. We hope your softball career is fullfilling and your studies even moreso. The only advice I can give you is to stop by Meijer and buy a warm winter coat and snow boots.