Michigan football’s annual spring overseas trip has become a yearly tradition. But it looks like Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines will skip out this year due to coronavirus concerns.
The team went overseas during spring for the past three years, taking trips to Rome, Paris and South Africa. Michigan had not yet announced this year’s destination – but now, it appears an announcement won’t be necessary.
The Wolverines have decided to cancel an overseas trip this year due to fear of the coronavirus, according to The Detroit News. The latest virus scare originated in China and has since spread to 32 locations worldwide, including the U.S. The respiratory disease has caused over 2,500 deaths.
Michigan certainly wants to avoid any chance of possibly catching the infectious disease. The Wolverines are making a smart move here.
UM spokesman Dave Ablauf released the following statement regarding the cancelled trip:
“The football team will not be taking an international trip this spring due to the health concerns around the world, most notably coronavirus,” Ablauf said, via The Detroit News.
Despite the cancelled trip, Michigan still has plans in the works for something special this spring.
Instead of taking an international trip, the Wolverines will reportedly engage in service projects throughout the Ann Arbor area.
It looks like Michigan is making the best of the situation.