Michigan seeking more renovations of Schembechler Hall, baseball gets win No. 40 and more
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Today is Wednesday, May 17, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors…
The University of Michigan Board of Regents will meet Thursday to vote on a proposed $14.8 million project that would create a performance center for the football team at Schembechler Hall. The proposal also asks for authorization to appoint an architect for the job, which includes renovations of approximately 24,000 gross square feet and additions of 8,000 gross square feet.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press does a great job going over the particulars of the project, as well as the history of renovations at the facility. He also points out the project does not have a construction date at this time.
The Big 4-0
Left fielder Miles Lewis went 4-for-5 and scored three runs as Michigan beat Eastern Michigan, 12-4, Tuesday night at Ray Fisher Stadium for its 40th win of the season. The No. 16-ranked Wolverines had 17 hits and overcame early deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to close out the nonconference schedule.
Miles Lewis tied his career-high with four hits in tonight's win!
— Michigan Baseball (@umichbaseball) May 17, 2017
This is the first time since 2008 that Michigan has reached 40 wins in a season. The Wolverines (40-12 overall) went 46-14 that season under coach Rich Maloney, winning its last Big Ten regular season championship.
Michigan (14-7 Big Ten) is one-half game behind Minnesota (32-17, 14-6) and Nebraska (32-17-1, 14-6-1) heading into the final weekend of conference play. Minnesota hosts Purdue (27-24, 10-11) in a three-game series, while Nebraska plays at Penn State (17-35, 3-18). Michigan faces rival Michigan State (28-21, 9-12) in its final three games; Thursday and Saturday in East Lansing, Friday in Ann Arbor.
The Big Ten tournament is May 24-28 at Indiana.
NCAA national berth on the line
Junior Kyle Mueller and sophomore Nick Carlson are in contention for the lone individual berth to the NCAA golf championships with 18 holes left to be played in the regional tournament at Sammamish, Wash. Mueller, Carlson and four other golfers are tied for seventh place at even-par 142 through the first two rounds regional play.
— Michigan Golf (@umichgolf) May 17, 2017
The top five teams and the low individual not on a qualifying team advance to the national tournament in Sugar Grove, Ill., on May 26-31.
The Wolverines are in ninth place as a team, 10 strokes behind Alabama for the fifth spot, but Mueller, Carlson and San Diego State’s P.J. Samiere enter the final round of play tied for the individual qualifying spot.
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