Michigan volleyball in NCAA tourney; Wisconsin football in title game tested the Toon family
Molly Toon, a sophomore on the Michigan volleyball team, wasn't able to watch her brother, Nick, play for the Wisconsin football team Saturday in the Big Ten title game.
She was too busy helping Michigan reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA volleyball tournament.
Michael Rothstein of ESPN's Wolverine Nation details how Al Toon — the former New York Jets receiver — and his wife, Jane, keep track of Molly, Nick and the other athletic members of their family when schedules collide. The timing of the Michigan volleyball team's game against Stanford and Wisconsin's title game against Michigan State tested that system.
From Wolverine Nation:
They settled in, the game started, and Al, Jane and Kirby's phones started buzzing. One of Jane's brothers watched Molly on television in Portland. Another brother was with her at Stanford. Kirby's friends and teammates were texting her with updates. So, too, was one of Al's business partners at Olson Toon Landscaping in Middleton.
The Michigan volleyball team will face Florida in Gainesville, Fla., in a 7 p.m. match Friday. Click here for the complete bracket.