Michigan to take Europe trip in Summer 2014

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan 73, Tennessee 71-26Michigan will take a trip to Europe this summer, according to John Beilein on the Inside Michigan Basketball television program and first pointed out by Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.

On the Inside Michigan Basketball television show, Michigan coach John Beilein indicated U-M will take an overseas trip this year in an mgoblue.com interview after the Elite Eight loss to Kentucky.

“This is the year that we can go to Europe,” he said during the “Coffee with the Coach” segment. “So we’ll have another 10 days that we can practice and improve and we have some young kids coming in that can now go to Europe, so it will be a good time for us.”

NCAA rules allow teams to play and practice 10 days in a foreign country during the summer months every four years.

Michigan went to Belgium and Amsterdam in 2010 before a surprisingly successful season. Another trip to Europe could give Michigan time to gel with a roster that is expected to see at least some turnover this off-season.

  • Champswest

    If we lose the three Sophomores, this will be a great time for Donnal and the new Freshmen to get the feel of things and for the new team to start to gel.

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      Not to mention for Zak Irvin and Derrick Walton to start to become primary options.

  • Northern Blue

    Cool opportunity for the team. Going to Europe was one of best experiences of my life!

  • Fred Z in Ann Arbor

    Great.

  • CZGuy99

    an word of itinerary / schedule?

  • eddieben

    Would love to see the coaches use this extra time for defense. What a great oppurtunity!