ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season has seen a great deal of weather delays – and it’s led to some games even being cancelled. Saturday, due to thunderstorms in the Midwest, we’ve already got a few more issues. Michigan’s game vs. Maryland has been delayed because of lightning.Michigan just issued an update on the situation. The game between the Wolverines and the Terrapins will kick off at 1:15 PM ET. The gates for the stadium will reopen at 12:30 PM ET.Of course, that’s all subject to change. If there is another lightning strike in the area, those times will get pushed back again. The game was originally slated to kick off at Noon.Michigan’s official Twitter account tweeted the news just a minutes ago.⚡️ Update: Today’s game will start at approximately 1:15 pm (subject to change).Stadium Gates will open at approximately 12:30 p.m. (subject to change).Stay Tuned and #GoBlue. pic.twitter.com/loKnjVO5th— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 6, 2018While the game has been delayed over an hour already, it’s starting to look like it will be played. It’s a big one for both schools when it comes to the Big Ten standings.Michigan opened its season with a loss to Notre Dame on the road, but the Wolverines have since rallied to win games against Western Michigan, SMU, Nebraska and Northwestern.Maryland opened its campaign with a big win over Texas and owns a 3-1 record. The team’s only loss came to Temple.We’ll keep you updated on the game’s start time.
Brock student Jessica Lewis will compete for Bermuda in wheelchair track at the 2012 Paralympics in London later this summer. A Brock University student will compete in the 200-metre wheelchair track event at the 2012 Paralympics in London later this summer.Jessica Lewis, who is studying inclusive and therapeutic recreation, qualified for the Games at the Desert Challenge in Mesa, Arizona in May with a time of 33.81 seconds. The second-year student hopes to also qualify for both the 100-metre and 400-metre events throughout this summer’s racing season.Lewis trains at Brock during the week with her personal trainer, Scott Frendo-Cumbo, using her track chair on a roller, which works like a treadmill.On weekends, Lewis, who will compete for Bermuda when in London, trains in Mississauga with coach Ken Thom and a group of athletes competing for Canada.“I’m known as the ‘adopted athlete’ because I’m the only one who represents a different country, but I train with the Canadians,” Lewis said.Lewis was born in Bermuda but has dual citizenship because her grandmother is Canadian. She came to Brock University because it offered her preferred program and allowed her to be close to her coach.Windreach, an organization in Bermuda that helps people with disabilities participate in activities and sports, introduced Lewis to many different sports and trainers throughout her life. But it wasn’t until 2008, when she met Thom at a Windreach international sports expo, that she started training to compete in wheelchair track.She’ll be the first para-athlete to ever compete in the sport for Bermuda.“He is a fantastic coach and I am so thrilled to have been taken on by him,” she said. “I definitely wouldn’t be the athlete I am today if it wasn’t for Ken.”Lewis said she would like to work at Windreach as a sports co-ordinator one day.“I want to be able to help people with disabilities from first-hand experience,” she said.