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Michigan Football Spring Game Officially Announced For April 16

Brady Hoke's first Michigan football spring game as head coach of the Wolverines will be held on April 16. The Michigan athletic department announced the date last week and also set the start time for noon.

Just like last year's spring game, this year's will include a partnership with C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. It is year two of a three-year partnership between Michigan and the hospital.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase our team and help a worthy cause at the University," said head coach Brady Hoke. "I was fortunate to be involved with Mott during my first stay in Ann Arbor, and this partnership with the athletic department has grown over the years. Laura and I look forward to working with Mott and to continuing the football program's involvement with the children's hospital."

Michigan had approximately 35,000 people attend last year's spring game and 50,000 back in 2009. If the weather cooperates, this year's crowd could blow 2009's attendance figure out of the water. With there being so much interest in what Brady Hoke's Michigan team will look like and how Denard Robinson will be used in the offense, I expect a big crowd if the weather is nice.

For those who won't be able to attend the spring game, it will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.