Spring game cancelled due to weather concerns
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Fans eager to get their first glimpse of the 2018 Michigan football team are in for a long wait. The program announced Wednesday afternoon that the annual spring game, which was previously set for April 14 at 5:45, has been cancelled due to concerns over impending rain and thunderstorms in the forecast.

“We want to ensure the safety of our fans as well as the student-athletes and staff,” said athletic director Warde Manuel in a released statement. “We also wanted to provide as much notice in advance for fans and the families of our players that were considering attending.”

At the time of the announcement, The Weather Channel was predicting a 100% chance of precipitation during the scheduled time for the spring game.

The Wolverines have currently completed nine of 15 spring practice sessions, with spring game originally slated to be the 11th practice. Given the limited number of remaining opportunities, Michigan has announced that there will be no rescheduling of the event.

“We are disappointed for our fans and players' families that this opportunity to see our team compete at Michigan Stadium will not be possible due to weather concerns,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh. “We made a decision that was in the best interest of our fans, student-athletes and volunteer staff needed to organize this event.”

Michigan opens the season on September 1 at Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.


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