Spring Game at 7pm on April 14

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 20th, 2018 at 11:03 AM
Per twitter This is great because Softball has a 2pm game that day. Doubleheader!

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pinkfloyd2000

March 20th, 2018 at 11:07 AM ^

I went to the last Spring night game, and I had a GREAT time there -- my first one, by the way. We had absolutely beautiful (near perfect) weather for that one, so I'm hoping for the same this year. 

LSAClassOf2000

March 20th, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

To be absolutely fair, if we stuck to the normal pattern of basketball scheduling, the Spring Game would be on a Wednesday at 9 PM, which in the month of April can still be an iffy time to be outside. Definitely a lose-lose proposition potentially, at least in that respect, or damned if you do, damned if you don't, however you choose to look at it. 

VintageBlue

March 20th, 2018 at 11:34 AM ^

On Harbaugh's podcast today he talked about the struggles his team had with night games last year.  It came up in the context of UMBB playing late at night.  Harbaugh quipped that they really ought to be asking Beilein about how to keep the team prepared for late games.  Seems reasonable that the 7pm start is to help simulate a gameday with a late kick.  Practice, they doing this for practice man.

Alton

March 20th, 2018 at 11:58 AM ^

Don't we always know the date?  Isn't the spring "game" 14 days prior to spring commencement every single year?  

I'm not sure why people keep being surprised by the date.  I will tell you today that the 2019 spring "game" will be April 20, because spring commencement is May 4, 2019.

Gatekeeper

March 20th, 2018 at 1:24 PM ^

a few years ago, but maybe you're right, I can't recall when spring commencement was that year...

 

btw, weather was horrible that day. Sideways freezing rain, cloudy, 50 mph winds...It was awesome!

MartyinDayton

March 20th, 2018 at 1:50 PM ^

also avoids an afternoon conflict with the Suckeyes. Their spring game is on the same day with an estimated 145 PM start time. UM-OSU lacrosse will play in the World's Largest Toilet Bowl at 11 AM that day. Now we get nighttime BTN coverage. 

CJRockford

March 20th, 2018 at 4:15 PM ^

Night game in April, that’s a hard pass for taking my kids. Liked it a lot better in the afternoon, who cares if it’s aired live. I also miss the old fan event they did. A few years ago my daughter was able to get just about every players autograph.