Michigan summer camp schedule is shaping up, Wolverines study abroad, and more
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Today is Tuesday, May 2, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors …
New NCAA rules governing the number of camps football coaches may work, and where they may work them, take effect this offseason. Whereas Michigan sent coaches to 40 camps last June and July, the number of satellite camps they may work this year has been cut to a maximum of 10.
The Michigan schedule is taking shape, and it includes camps in California, Georgia and Tennessee. A camp at Tennessee State in Nashville on June 9 was announced Monday.
— Kevin Mashack (@CoachMashack) May 1, 2017
Michigan coaches also will be at a camp at Valdosta State in Georgia on June 4 and at a camp with UCLA in Los Angeles on June 11. UCLA coach Jim Mora announced the combined camp last week on the Rich Eisen radio show.
Michigan hosts its own camps on June 3 (specialists), June 10 (specialists), June 16-17 and June 23-24.
— Aaron Bills (@AaronBDesigns) April 12, 2017
Most of the Michigan football team returned to Ann Arbor on Sunday from its trip to Rome, but several members are taking detours before heading home. More than a few players are taking advantage of study-abroad programs offered by the university.
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi spoke with many of those players about their specific programs, which will take them to places such as Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain and Iceland. Here’s her story.
Big Ten Player of the Week
Sophomore Jimmy Kerr was named Big Ten baseball Player of the Week on Monday after collecting 7 hits, 3 RBI and an on-base percentage of .750 last weekend at Rutgers. Kerr had consecutive 3-hit games in Michigan wins on Saturday and Sunday, including a double and triple.
The Wolverines are 33-10 overall and 9-6 in the Big Ten, tied with Iowa for third in the conference. They are ranked No. 17 in the D1Baseball.com national poll.
Congrats to Jimmy Kerr on being named the @B1Gbaseball Player of the Week!
— Michigan Baseball (@umichbaseball) May 1, 2017
- Michigan State’s football program has been embattled, to say the least, in the last year. Coach Mark Dantonio addressed some of those issues at a speaking engagement on Monday in Grand Rapids.
- FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt defended Iowa on Monday.
- Land of 10 Nebraska writer Chris Heady has the Next Generation story of a Huskers 2017 recruiting class member who used to be homeless in Muskegon.