2023 Schedule Breakdown: Michigan Wolverines

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The Michigan Wolverines are the 21st DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Wolverines are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 7-8 overall and 0-5 in Big Ten play.

Michigan’s 2023 schedule features 12 games with five games coming at home and five of them coming on the road. Two will be neutral site games. Michigan opens the season at Virginia on February 11th. They open Big Ten play at home against Johns Hopkins on March 25th.

Wolvernes’ 2023 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/11VirginiaMichigan
2/18MichiganHofstra
2/21MichiganCanisius
2/25MichiganMarquetteNaples, Fla.
3/4DelawareMichigan
3/11HarvardMichigan
3/18MichiganNotre DameLocation TBD
3/25MichiganJohns HopkinsBig Ten
4/1MarylandMichiganBig Ten
4/8RutgersMichiganBig Ten
4/15MichiganPenn StateBig Ten
4/22MichiganOhio StateBig Ten

New Opponents

Virginia

Teams Dropped

Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Holy Cross

Key Games

2/11 @ Virginia: The Michigan opens the year with arguably its biggest non-conference test as they hit the road to face the Virginia Cavaliers, who will come into the season as at least a top five tam nationally. It will mark the first time that the two programs have met and could be one of the most interesting early-season contest.

3/11 @ Harvard: Last season, the Harvard Crimson came to Ann Arbor and earned a 14-9 win over Michigan. The loss started the Wolverines’ seven-game, season-ending losing streak. This time, the Wolverines will travel to Cambridge and be looking to pull out a win. How Michigan performs against Harvard could very telling as to how much this team improved overall from last season.

4/15 vs Penn State: For two consecutive seasons, Michigan has come into Happy Valley and lost in overtime. Now, it’ll be the Nittany Lions coming into Ann Arbor for for a late-season Big Ten battle. Both teams coming off disappointing seasons, this game could very tight once again and important for postseason ramifications.

4/22 vs Ohio State: As usual, Michigan will end the regular season with its rivalry matchup against Ohio State. In the history of the series, Ohio State leads 14-2. That includes a 14-12 regular season win and 16-10 Big Ten quarterfinal win last season. Michigan will be looking to get back in the win column against their rivals in 2023.

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