Why Michigan’s satellite camp schedule is in flux, a transfer controversy resolved and more
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Today is Tuesday, May 9, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…
Camp shuffling continues
Finalizing the calendar of which satellite camps Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff will attend in June is a work in progress.
A previously announced camp with Tulane in New Orleans on June 9 has been canceled, per a report on 247Sports, as Tulane now will partner with in-state SEC school LSU for a camp on June 16. Harbaugh’s attempt to make inroads in Louisiana obviously touched a nerve with LSU.
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) May 8, 2017
Michigan has not announced a formal camp schedule but other schools have let it be known that the Wolverines coaching staff will be a part of their camps.
Great players keep signing up for our Elite Kats Camp.. don't miss out! pic.twitter.com/SBG2ZclLnV
— KC Keeler (@CoachKCKeeler) May 4, 2017
— Bobby Lamb (@bobby_lamb) May 1, 2017
New NCAA rules limit teams to working only 10 camps not held on their own campus. Michigan has been linked to eight camps so far, including a joint camp with UCLA in Los Angeles on June 11. Michigan will host camps on June 3 and 10 (specialists), as well as June 16-17 and 23-24.
Kurt Taylor Jr. cleared
The Georgia High School Association in March took another look at the circumstances surrounding the transfer of running back Kurt Taylor Jr., a member of the 2017 Michigan recruiting class, from Newton High School to powerhouse Grayson last year.
That review again found no regulations had been broken, and the GHSA has upheld Grayson High School’s Class 7A state championship.
“The investigation has concluded, and no rules violations were discovered that would change the outcome of the Grayson season,” GHSA spokesman Steve Figueroa said in an email to Land of 10.
Taylor attended and played at Newton his first three years before transferring to Grayson last summer. He was one of five high-profile players to transfer to Grayson prior to the 2016 season. The GHSA cleared each of the transfers before the season started.
Big Ten softball set
The Big Ten announced the matchups and schedule for the conference’s softball tournament, which will be held at Michigan’s Alumni Field starting Thursday. Minnesota (48-3) won the outright regular-season title, earning the Gophers, ranked No. 4 nationally, the top seed.
No. 19 Michigan (37-10-1) is the second seed. The top four seeds have first-round byes. The Wolverines will face the winner of Michigan State-Indiana on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
— Big Ten Softball (@B1Gsoftball) May 8, 2017
- Is Alabama poised to flip one recruit’s commitment to Michigan?
- There’s nothing like a good war of words between rivals to spice up the offseason. Too bad Nebraska coach Mike Riley didn’t feel like obliging.
- The NCAA has approved the new December signing period for football.
- Michigan lost one assistant coach from its women’s basketball team when Megan Duffy took the head coaching job at Miami (Ohio) University. Duffy’s replacement was announced Monday.