It all came down to today. The winner of today's dual in Columbus would clinch a share of the B1G Championship and barring a major brain fart in their regular season finale, the B1G Championship as a whole since both #14 Michigan and #17 Ohio State both finish with teams they should kick around.
Michigan (20-3, 10-0 B1G) went into Columbus and dominated OSU (17-5, 9-1 B1G) like they haven't been dominated all year long in conference play when Michigan clinched the championship 4 matches in taking a 4-0 lead after Alex Najarian got the win.
Michigan would win every match in the dual except the final one to win 6-1.
Michigan has now won 6 straight B1G Championships. They're still looking for that elusive B1G Tournament Championship after losing in the tournament championship game for the last 10 years in a row to Northwestern.
Michigan has won 27 straight B1G matches going back to the 2012-13 season. They will go for their second straight perfect B1G season and the outright B1G Championship on Sunday at Penn State at 11am. PSU is 11-9 on the year.
Men's Cross Country
First year under new head coach Kevin Sullivan
Ranked #22 in pre-season poll.
Opened with a non-scoring Michigan Open, where they mostly just ran as a group.
Stated as heading to Kentucky Invitational in Lexington this Saturday but for some reason it's not listed on their schedule. Black and Gold Invitational in Iowa City on September 20th would be next.
Michigan already clinched a share of their 5th straight B1G Championship.
With their 7-0 blanking of Purdue today (their 10th shutout of the season), Michigan finishes their B1G regular season at 11-0--their first perfect B1G slate since 2010-11.
Michigan is now 19-3. They will play the winner of the 8/9 matchup at 11am in the B1G Tournament Quarterfinals in Evanston on Friday.
#17 Michigan just won their 5th straight B1G Championship. They clinched a share with an easy 6-1 win over indiana.
Michigan will win it outright, should they win tomorrow at purdue.
2013-14 B1G results
|3/16||at Michigan State||W 6-1|
|3/21||vs Ohio||W 5-2|
|3/23||at Penn State||W 7-0|
|3/28||at Iowa||W 7-0|
|3/30||at Nebraska||W 7-0|
|4/5||vs #11 Northwestern||W 4-3|
|4/6||vs Illinois||W 7-0|
|4/12||vs Minnesota||W 7-0|
|4/13||vs Wisconsin||W 6-1|
|4/19||at Indiana||W 6-1|
Michigan has a chance to win as many as 4 separate conference championships on Sunday.
Men's Tennis: #23 ranked Michigan (16-8) takes on #4 ranked Ohio State (30-2) in Columbus at noon in the finals of the Big Ten tournament. Ohio State won the Big Ten regular season championship and Michigan placed third. Michigan upset second seed Minnesota Saturday, 4-3, to reach the final. Ohio State beat Michigan 4-0 last week in their only meeting this season.
Women's Tennis: #6 Michigan (21-4) takes on #15 Northwestern (17-8) in Bloomington, Indiana, also at noon in the finals of the Big Ten tournament. Michigan won the Big Ten regular season championship, Northwestern was third. Michigan beat Northwestern 4-3 in their regular season match.
Softball: #9 Michigan (40-8) takes on #20 Nebraska (35-11) in Lincoln in a regular-season matchup with the chance to clinch the Big Ten regular season championship. If Michigan wins one of its four remaining games, Michigan will clinch their 5th consecutive Big Ten regular season championship and the #1 seed in the Big Ten tournament. This game is on the Big Ten Network at 3:00 pm (tape delayed).
Water Polo: #18 Michigan (20-13) hosts #11 Princeton (25-5) in the championship of the CWPA Eastern Conference at Canham Natatorium at 4:30 pm, with an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament (and at least 25 points in the Directors Cup) at stake. #4 seed Michigan upset #1 seed Indiana 6-5 on Saturday to reach the championship. #2 seed Princeton is the defending CWPA Eastern champion. Tickets are $10 for the general public and are free for students with a valid M Card.
Today down in Columbus, the Wolverine ladies won their 4th straight B1G Regular Season Championship. In dominating fashion over ohio in a shutout.
The Women's Tennis team is currently ranked #6 in the nation with an 18-4 overall record and a 10-1 B1G record. Right now the Men's team is taking on #4 ohio at VTC. Match will decide the B1G Championship on the Men's side.
Absolute great athletic season. Championships galore. And we aren't even done yet.