Day 1 of 3 starts today for the Men's Swimming Championships. Based on the Psych sheets Michigan is a slight underdog to Florida to repeat as National Championships by 25 points (391-376). That does not include diving.
Michigan got a huge boost by placing their 200 Free Relay into the A Final (they were seeded 17th just out of the points). Assuming they have clean starts, at worst they pick up 22 points [I think, I am going from memory on the Relay points] from their seed points. [Florida was seeded 5th and was 4th in prelims. They would pick up 2 points if prelim results hold]
I use this link as a base, it will give you a link to the real-time results and live streaming.
Report this morning from David Mayo (noted pot enthusiast) says that a West Michigan group is purchasing a D-League team and bringing it to Grand Rapids. The Pistons will control basketball operations and the ownership group will manage all of the business type stuff. Good news if you're in the Grand Rapids area and you love basketball.
I've created posts like this in the past to decent success as there seems to be a decent Marvel and DC following on the board so here it is, the new DoFP trailer.
Today has been a great day for Michigan Athletics.
In addition to the Men's Gymnastics team winning an NCAA Championship a year ago and being the favorite to repeat AT Crisler Center where the meet will be hosted, the dominant Women's program added more hardware and years to their banner at Crisler.
Michigan has just won the B1G Gymnastics Championship.
Their star and 2013 NCAA Champion, Joanna Sampson scored a perfect 10.00 on FX. A perfect score is the biggest thing a gymnast wants to shoot for individually in terms of performance. And to do it at the B1G Championships is outstanding.
Despite a lopsided loss today in a headscratcher against Saint Joeseph's, Bellarmine lost their 3rd straight ECAC game and is 0-3.
Since Michigan beat Bellarmine last week, and the ECAC is a five team league with a four team tournament, Michigan will play postseason lacrosse for the first time in history. The ECAC Tournament is in columbus in early May and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
The softball team completed the three-game sweep of Indiana today at the Wilpon Complex, claiming all three wins in mercy-rule fashion.
IU pushed Michigan marginally harder today, plating 3 runs and pushing the game to six innings. Freshman Megan Betsa got the start in the circle and struggled, leaving IU with a surprising 3-0 lead before junior star Haylie Wagner came in. Wagner slammed the door hard, going the remaining five innings without giving up a run, conceding just 4 hits and one walk. IU would threaten in the fifth, loading the based, but a fly out and Wagner's lone K on the afternoon ended the danger.
On the offensive side, Michigan exploded after a scoreless first, scoring three each in the second, third, fourth, and sixth innings. Romero showed why IU had been running scared all weekend from her bat, going 2-2 with a home run and drawing two walks. On the weekend, Romero went 3-4 with two homers and drew a remarkable seven walks. It's a testament to her discipline as a young player to take the walks & trust in her teammates, and fortunately that trust has been rewarded.
Final scores: 8-0 (6 inn.), 9-1 (5 inn.), 12-3 (6 inn.)
Most here probably missed it, but the LA Dodgers took the NL West divisional lead overnight by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1, Clayton Kershaw getting the "W" in a game played 'down under' in Australia.
The two teams play again tonight, this one at a more normal time for us to watch west coast teams play, at 10pm EDT. It'll again be broadcast on MLB Network, in case anyone needs a break from wall-to-wall NCAA Tournament action.
(edited @ 3:38pm to fix thread title)