Michigan Wolverines news: A big recruiting weekend, spring game time set, and more

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In our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup, we look at a big visit weekend for Michigan football recruiting, details on the spring game, and more. 

The Michigan Wolverines are in the midst of spring practices and on Friday, we found out exactly when Michigan football will be playing that game on April 1.

Michigan football is actually going to hold a real football game again, with the Wolverines divided into teams and score kept, just like last year. At any rate, the Wolverines’ spring game will take place at 3 PM EST on April 1.

Last year, it was exciting to see the Wolverines actually give the fans a real game to watch and enjoy, and personally, I’m looking forward to that again next month.

Big Michigan football recruiting weekend

Speaking of Michigan football, the Wolverines are hosting a bunch of recruits this weekend, including a number in the 2024 class.

Some of the biggest names are Aaron Chiles, a four-star linebacker that has become a top priority for the Wolverines, as well as Ohio EDGE Brian Robinson, and Channing Goodwin, a teammate of Jadyn Davis and a Michigan football legacy who will also be back along with a total of 14 recruits according to Zach Libby of The Wolverine.

While the 2023 recruiting class didn’t go as well as expected, the Wolverines have a top-10 class so far in 2024 and plenty of momentum in terms of getting key recruits on campus.

The key will be locking down some commitments. Landing Davis and securing his commitment is a top priority but it seems like Michigan football leads with a number of others — including Robinson and Goodwin — so hopefully, that momentum leads to more pledges soon.

Michigan Wolverines split in baseball

It’s been a bit of a rough start for Michigan baseball this season but Michigan notched an extra-innings win over UAB by a score of 7-5. Connor O’Halloran was solid for the Wolverines on the mound and allowed 1 run on six hits while striking out 12.

Yet, in the bottom half of the eighth inning, the Blazers scored four runs to even things up at 5-5 before Cody Jefferis delivered a two-run single in the top of the 10th to put Michigan baseball back in front. Noah Rennard was then able to close it out to get the win after blowing a save opportunity.

Mitch Voit notched three hits in the win for the Wolverines and his day included a double. Jefferis added two hits as did Tito Flores and Joe Longo.

In the second game of the day for the Wolverines, Michigan dropped a 4-3 decision to Kennesaw State. Michigan added three runs late in the game but the rally fell short. Chase Allen got the loss after allowing four runs in eight innings of work.

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Flores had two hits and drove in a run. Jonathan Kim also had two hits for the Wolverines, who are now 5-9 on the season. Michigan will play UAB again Saturday at Noon EST in Georgia, as well as another game against Kennesaw State on Sunday with the first pitch at Noon as well.