Details via U-M media relations.  And once again, unlike in 2008, you are not required to sneak in to see it.   Not just football that weekend:

Michigan Athletics Announces Spring Football Weekend Activities

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The 2012 Spring Football Weekend promises to be an action-packed two days (April 14-15) of athletic competition for University of Michigan sports fans of all kinds. The 2012 Mott Spring Football Scrimmage sponsored by PNC Bank anchors the weekend festivities along with the inaugural match-up with Ohio State in lacrosse immediately following the football scrimmage.

Team 133 will take the field for their annual spring scrimmage at noon EST on Saturday, April 14. Prior to the football team’s debut, the Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game will be held at 10 a.m. from inside the Big House.

Following the football scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. will be the “Battle in the Big House,” which pits Michigan’s first-year varsity lacrosse team against Ohio State.

Admission to all of the events Saturday at Michigan Stadium is free to the public. Fans can make a donation of choice to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital upon entering the gates of Michigan Stadium.

Both the spring football scrimmage and the lacrosse game with Ohio State will be televised live on the Big Ten Network. In between the action, the BTN will conduct interviews with players and head coach Brady Hoke.

Also on Saturday, the women’s rowing team will host a dual against Oregon State at 9 a.m. on Belleville Lake. The men’s tennis team will hit the courts against Nebraska at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center.

The following day, Sunday, April 15, brings the Big House Big Heart charity run to Michigan Stadium. The event includes a 10K race, a 5K race and a one mile race to raise funds for a variety of charities. Racing starts at 9 a.m. from the Big House and ends at the 50-yard line. Further information is available at

The men’s tennis program entertains Iowa at noon at the Varsity Tennis Center on Sunday (April 15). Later in the day, the Michigan softball team hosts a doubleheader against rival Michigan State. Game times are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Alumni Field.

Following are all the athletic events during the Spring Football Weekend:

Saturday, April 14

9 a.m.                Women’s Rowing vs. Oregon State, Belleville Lake

10 a.m.             Victors Classic Alumni Flag Football Game, Michigan Stadium

Noon                 Spring Football Scrimmage, Michigan Stadium

Noon                 Men’s Tennis vs. Nebraska, Varsity Tennis Center

2:30 p.m.         Men’s Lacrosse vs. Ohio State, Michigan Stadium

Sunday, April 15

9 a.m.                Big House, Big Heart Run, Michigan Stadium

Noon                 Men’s Tennis vs. Iowa, Varsity Tennis Center

1 p.m.               Softball vs. Michigan State, Alumni Stadium (Doubleheader)

Check for updates and promotional announcements on the spring weekend festivities.

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