Feb. 13, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2012 University of Michigan Spring Football Weekend promises to be an action-packed two days (April 14-15) of athletic competition for sports fans of all kinds. The 2012 Mott Spring Football Scrimmage sponsored by PNC Bank anchors the weekend festivities along with the inaugural men's lacrosse match-up with Ohio State immediately following the football scrimmage.
Team 133 will take the field for its annual spring scrimmage at noon EST on Saturday, April 14. Prior to the football team's debut, the Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game will be held at 10 a.m. inside the Big House.
Following the football scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. will be the "Battle in the Big House," which pits Michigan's first-year varsity men's lacrosse team against Ohio State.
Admission to all of the events Saturday at Michigan Stadium is free to the public. Fans can make a donation of choice to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital upon entering the gates of Michigan Stadium.
Both the spring football scrimmage and the lacrosse game with Ohio State will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. In between the action, the BTN will conduct interviews with players and head football coach Brady Hoke.
Also on Saturday, the women's rowing team will host a dual against Oregon State at 9 a.m. on Belleville Lake and the men's tennis team will hit the Varsity Tennis Center courts against Nebraska at noon. The ice hockey team will hold its annual garage sale at 8:30 a.m inside the U-M Indoor Track Building [ Information Flyer ]. The ice hockey team is also currently holding a jersey auction [ Jersey Auction ].
The following day, Sunday, April 15, brings the Big House Big Heart charity run to Michigan Stadium. The event includes a 10K race, a 5K race and a one-mile race to raise funds for a variety of charities. Racing starts at 9 a.m. from the Big House and ends at the 50-yard line.
Also on Sunday, the Michigan men's tennis program will entertain Iowa at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center and the Michigan softball team will host a 1 p.m. doubleheader against rival Michigan State at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field.
Following are all the athletic events during the Spring Football Weekend:
|Saturday, April 14|
|8:30 a.m.||Ice Hockey Garage Sale, U-M Indoor Track Building|
|9 a.m.||Women's Rowing vs. Oregon State, Belleville Lake|
|10 a.m.||Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game, Michigan Stadium|
|Noon||Spring Football Scrimmage, Michigan Stadium|
|Noon||Men's Tennis vs. Nebraska, Varsity Tennis Center|
|2:30 p.m.||Men's Lacrosse vs. Ohio State, Michigan Stadium|
|Sunday, April 15|
|9 a.m.||Big House Big Heart Run, Michigan Stadium|
|Noon||Men's Tennis vs. Iowa, Varsity Tennis Center|
|1 p.m.||Softball vs. Michigan State (Doubleheader), Wilpon Complex|
Check MGoBlue.com for updates and promotional announcements on the spring weekend festivities.
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