Spring Football Weekend is Next Week

With today’s loss by UM basketball in the NCAA tournament, it’s time to turn our attention to the spring sports schedule, including Spring Football.

Each year University of Michigan holds their Spring Football Weekend featuring the Spring Football Game and a number of other sports events. This year’s Spring Football Weekend will also include the Big House 5K.

The Spring Football Game is on Saturday, April 5 at 2p. Admission to the game is free, however they are asking for donations to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The gates will open at 11a with the alumni flag football game at noon. If you can’t make the game, it will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.

Following the Spring Football game, the UM Lacrosse team will take on Fairfield (tentatively 4:30p) at the Big House.  Other games this weekend will be held in their home venues:

  • Friday, April 4
    • 4p Baseball vs Minnesota
    • 6p Softball vs Ohio State
  • Saturday, April 5
    • noon Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game
    • noon Women’s Tennis vs. Northwestern
    • 2p Mott Spring Football Game
    • 2p Baseball vs. Minnesota
    • 2p Softball vs. Ohio State
    • 4:30p Men’s Lacrosse vs. Fairfield (Michigan Stadium)
  • Sunday, April 6
    • 8:15a Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors 1 Mile Fun Run
    • 9a Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors 5K
    • noon Women’s Tennis vs. Illinois
    • 1p Baseball vs. Minnesota
    • 1p Softball vs. Ohio State

The Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors will be on Sunday, April 6. The 1 mile fun run starts at 8:15a and is sold out. The 5K at 9a has limited spots available. Packet pickup for the race is on Saturday April 5 from 1-7p at Crisler Center.

Unfortunately the Spring Game Weekend falls during UMs spring break, so a lot of locals will be out of town.  We have attended the spring game a couple of times and had an enjoyable time. If you plan to attend, be warned that it is not a traditional game. The kickers will show off their skills and then the team will be split into two teams and each try to score from the 30.

Also, be warned that the city typically enforces game day parking restrictions in neighborhoods surrounding the stadium. You can still find free parking in the neighborhood, you will just have to walk a little farther.

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