Weekend Roundup, Better Late Than Never Edition: 2/25/13

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Here's what happened this weekend (and Monday) across the internets while you spent some quality time with John Beilein...

  • Touch the Banner makes a quick list of Wolverine NFL free agents.  The Lions should pick up all of them...if they'd like me to be a fan that is.
  • The Fighting Burke's put away the Illini with a strong second half at the Center.  ESPN Recap  | Maize and Go Blue Recap 
  • MGoBlog reports D-Line coach Jerry Montgomery has left Michigan for Oklahoma.  Fairly certain Brady coaches the D-Line...but his recruiting prowess will apparently be what we miss.  
  • As a football streaker that hasn't missed a game since mid-'99, I can't even fathom the dedication (and ridiculous cost) of attending every home and away basketball game for 39 years.  AnnArbor.com covers a woman that has done just that.
  • Hockey #BeatOhio in Columbus on Friday, and completed the sweep on Saturday.  Amazing that it was just their 2nd and 3rd road wins of the entire season.
  • Maize and Blue nation reminds us that Denard is fast.  Still convinced that he's not made for the next level, but ya...fast. ESPN covers some other Big Ten combine numbers.
  • Ohio beat little brother in hoops on Sunday, daring us to hold serve and hope for another Indiana loss to get at least a piece of that Big Ten title.
  • BHGP reports on the difficulty of being a Hawkeye these days.
  • Eleven Warriors pleads "A Student's Case Against Noon Games" and I'm all for it.  Can't make breakfast AND lunch at the tailgate with a noon kick.
  • ESPN reports on a member of the 2017 recruiting class...a child that has two offers from the SEC.  Tom Brady's new contract will just about be expiring then.

What's Up This Weekend? "Blade Runner is Loose!" Edition: February 22-24, 2013

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I neglected to reference the fact that women's hoops beat Sparty on Sunday...my apologies to the title nine set.  And beating Sparty is beating Sparty, I don't care if it's a football game, a canned-goods collecting event, or a three-legged race.

Today (2/22):

  • Baseball (0-3) vs. Fordham (0-0) in Port St. Lucie, FL:  Heartbreakers abound for baseball last weekend.  Michigan lost all three games by one run...the first two were extra innings walk-offs, and the third a walk-off in the 9th.  Wow.  Sucks.  They head to Florida to face Fordham for their  season opener.  2pm
  • Hockey (10-18-2 / 7-15-2) at Ohio (13-12-7 / 12-7-5):  Weekend off last week for Michigan, who is probably still reeling from the 13 goals they gave up in two games to Manti T'eo's boys.  Puck drops at 6:35pm on BTN.

Tomorrow (2/23):

    • Baseball vs. Fordham in Port St. Lucie, FL:  See above.  Old-fashioned double-header starts at 11am.
    • Hockey at Ohio: See above.  Puck drops at 7pm on Comcast Sports.

    Sunday (2/24):

    • Basketball (22-4 / 9-4) at Illinois (20-8 / 7-7):  Michigan returns to action after a full week off, so I think it's finally time to put that Sparty game from the week before behind us.  And I think we're going to need all that we've got to get past the Illini in Champaign.  Tipoff is 1pm on ESPN.
    • Women's Basketball (19-7 / 8-5) at #7 Penn State (22-3 / 12-1):  SIMULTANEOUS TIPOFF ALERT!!!  What will you do?  1pm on BTN.