Like Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team, the basketball program will also be taking a foreign trip.
Wolverine basketball announced today they will be heading to Spain for stops in Madrid and Barcelona. They will compete in three exhibition games between August 17-26.
〽️ coach @JohnBeilein & his 2018-19 Wolverine squad will participate in a foreign tour of Spain, with stops in Madrid and Barcelona. While on the trip the Wolverines are scheduled to play 3⃣ exhibition games.— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) June 26, 2018
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“Having the opportunity to take a trip like this is going to make for a lasting memory for our players,” Beilein said in the formal statement. “We are allowed to make these trips once every four years, so this will be our third trip in my time at Michigan. Each trip has proven to be a wonderful educational experience for our student-athletes. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Spanish culture, as well as bond and grow together as a team. It will also assist us in our preparation for a very challenging 2018-19 schedule. We are very excited for Team 103; this is a fantastic way to start the upcoming season.”