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Michigan football announces its spring game date

April can’t come soon enough!



Head coach Jim Harbaugh listens in as Cade McNamara runs the offense during the Michigan spring game Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Michigan Stadium. Mich Spring Michigan football huddle

The always highly anticipated Michigan football spring game has an official date going into the 2023 season. The annual Maize versus Blue game will take place on April 1, 2023. Every winter/spring, it’s easy to become restless with anticipation of what the next college football season may have in store. That is where the spring game comes in.

Meaningful for the fans

This past year’s Michigan football spring game was a bit more special than most, as the Wolverines had been unable to host for some time. From 2019-2021, the spring game was canceled each year, primarily due to weather or the pandemic.

Still, in 2022, they got things back to normal as Michigan fans could watch the annual maize versus blue matchup. It was an exciting defensive matchup as the Blue team came out on top 20-12.

Every season, the spring game provides an opportunity for the players to show what they can do and for the fans to get a glimpse at some up-and-coming stars. Last year there were plenty of big moments, but some of the best were Mike Sainristil’s defensive debut or freshman wide receiver Darrius Clemon’s big touchdown catch from quarterback Alan Bowman.

What to expect in 2023

Right now, we don’t know much aside from the fact that the game will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The rest is up in the air, but we can still make educated guesses based on past experience.

This past offseason, the game took place in The Big House at noon and was free to the general public. In addition, it aired live on Big Ten Network for those unable to attend, which can be expected again this year as Michigan is one of the more prominent brands in college football.

Regarding what the spring game will look like, that is ultimately up to the coaches. Still, I would not be surprised to see a draft of sorts, followed by a scrimmage, similar to what has occurred in years past. It will also be curious to see what they do with the quarterback position. This season will be one of the first times Michigan won’t need a quarterback position battle under coach Jim Harbaugh.

We can wonder all we want about what the spring game will have in store, but in the meantime, mark your calendars! April will be here before you know it.

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A recent graduate from Kalamazoo College, Tyler has four years experience in sports writing. He currently works as assistant editor for Blue By Ninety and specializes in a variety of sports such as football, swimming and diving, and basketball.