Michigan Wolverines news: A key transfer portal miss, plus more

Michigan football whiffed on cornerback Terrance Brooks in the transfer portal plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup.
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Michigan football was supposed to get former Texas cornerback Terrance Brooks on campus this week for a visit but after the 19-game starter committed to Illinois on Sunday, that won't happen.

It was a blow for the Wolverines who were looking to add a proven starter opposite Will Johnson. Michigan football seemed to be gaining traction. The visit this week was a good sign and I didn't take Illinois to be a serious threat.

I was wrong though. The Fighting Illini swooped in and landed Brooks right under the nose of the Michigan Wolverines and USC. The Trojans had just entered the mix. They seemed like the biggest threat to Michigan fooball but that's recruiting for you.

Now, unless a new cornerback target emerges, Michigan football will have to stand pat and depend on the current depth chart to get it done at cornerback. Jyaire Hill and Ja'Den McBurrows are the most likely to start opposite Will Johnson. McBurrows has played some nickel too.

Michigan women's lacrosse beats Notre Dame in NCAA tournament

The Michigan Wolverines women's lacrosse pulled off a shocker on Sunday against the Fighting Irish, upsetting the higher-seeded team and scoring a goal at the buzzer to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

Jill Smith scored three goals in the win for Michigan Wolverines but the most important came in the final seconds of the 15-14 win. Michigan will play in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament for the first time.

The Michigan Wolverines also advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in women's tennis over the weekend. Michigan beat Miami 4-0. The Wolverines won three singles matches and got the doubles point. The Michigan Wolverines also led in two of the three matches that were abandoned.


Michigan softball is also headed to Stillwater for the NCAA tournament after winning the Big Ten championship this past weekend. The Michigan Wolverines are the No. 3 seed in their region. They will face Kentucky, the No. 2 seed on Friday. Oklahoma State is ranked 5th overall and is the host for the region. The Cowgirls will face Northern Colorado, the Big Sky champion. Michigan and Kentucky will square off at 2 PM CST on Friday.