Michigan Wolverines news: Hockey beats Ohio State to advance to Big Ten championship, recruiting, and more

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The Michigan Wolverines are headed back to the Big Ten hockey championship game, some key Michigan football recruiting updates, and more in our news roundup.

For the second year in a row, the Michigan Wolverines will play for the Big Ten hockey championship following a 7-3 rout of Ohio State on Saturday at Yost Arena.

Michigan hockey started the game strong, scoring three goals in the opening period. Gavin Brindley opened the scoring just 23 seconds into the game. Seamus Casey scored a few minutes later, followed by Mackie Samoskevich.

Adam Fantilli added a couple of goals for the Michigan Wolverines. Jackson Hallum also scored for Michigan, as did McGroarty as the fourth-ranked Wolverines will have a chance to repeat as Big Ten champions next Saturday, on the road, at Minnesota. Erik Portillo notched 32 saves.

Michigan hockey made the Frozen Four a year ago and won the Big Ten championship and ranked in the top five, the Wolverines appear poised to do it again.

Top EDGE recruit from Ohio has “amazing” visit to Michigan football

We talked about the big recruiting weekend for Michigan football earlier this week as the Wolverines have a bunch of top targets on campus. There were over a dozen recruits from the 2024 class, as well as a pair of elite quarterbacks in 2025.

One of the top targets for Michigan football on campus this weekend was Brian Robinson, a four-star EDGE from the state of Ohio.

Robinson is out of Youngstown, Ohio, and is ranked 110th overall in the 2024 recruiting class according to the 247 sports composite rankings. He’s 6-foot-5, 255 pounds and Michigan football is the current crystal ball leader. He also told Steve Wiltfong his visit this weekend was “amazing.”

Michigan football also hosted both Channing Goodwin and Jordan Shipp over the weekend, a pair of wide receivers in 2024 from Providence Day in North Carolina.

That’s the same school where five-star QB Jadyn Davis plays and if those wideouts commit, it could be a good sign moving forward.

Hopefully, these visits will lead to some commitments soon, but all in all, it looks like a positive visit weekend for Michigan football recruiting.

Selection Sunday for Michigan Wolverines

While the Michigan Wolverines won’t be taking part in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship but the Michigan women’s basketball team will be playing in the NCAA women’s tournament and the selection show is set for ESPN at 8 PM EST.

There is the NIT selection show which will also be held Sunday night on ESPNU at 9 PM EST. That’s when we will find out if the Michigan men’s basketball team will keep playing or if the season will end with the loss to Rutgers.

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I’m hoping the Wolverines play in the NIT. It would at least give Michigan a chance to end things on a positive note.