University of Michigan not hosting public watch party for Saturday's Final Four game
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The University of Michigan will not be hosting a public watch party as the Wolverines take on Syracuse Saturday night for a spot in NCAA's championship game.
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com
U-M associate athletic director Dave Ablauf said the school will host a public watch party Monday night if Michigan beats Syracuse Saturday during their 8:49 p.m. game in Atlanta.
Saturday's game marks the first time Michigan has been in the Final Four in 20 years.
The school is hosting two watch parties limited to students of the Ann Arbor campus. A student-only watch party will be held from 6:15 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. in the Pendleton room on the second-floor of Michigan Union and another will be held in Pierpont Commons.
The U-M alumni association is not hosting a watch party in Ann Arbor, although alumni clubs in several cities —including Grand Rapids, Brighton, and Traverse City— are gathering for viewing parties.
If you're not a student but looking to join a crowd when watching Saturday's game, there are a number of pubs in the area that will be showing the game. Colonial Lanes will show the game and give prizes to attendees. Staff at the Arena Sports Bar and Grill downtown already are predicting a "stupid busy" night.