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Report: Michigan To Potentially Hold Spring Practice In Rome

Michigan football is reportedly planning to hold its final week of spring practice across the pond in Rome, Italy.

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, Michigan is planning on spending its final week of spring practice in Rome, Italy, theoretically allowing the team to practice while also serving as an educational trip for the players. It'd also serve as an opportunity for some players to remain in Italy in order to study abroad for the summer.

This would be the first time a college football program has made the trip to foreign territory, though basketball and soccer teams do it rather frequently.

Michigan was under heavy scrutiny last year after holding practice in Florida during spring break, so much so that on Friday the NCAA handed down new legislation prohibiting off-campus practice during vacation periods. But this particular trip would take place after the semester ends, so technically the travel and practice would be totally within NCAA rules.

As always, leave it to Jim Harbaugh to push the envelope.