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Michigan to hold 3 practices in Rome

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Just days after an NCAA vote to ban team trips that combine spring break and spring football, Michigan announced Monday that the Wolverines' next getaway is its most exotic yet: Italy.

The Wolverines will hold three spring practices at the training facility of Italian league soccer club Roma in Rome. Coach Jim Harbaugh is taking his team in April, too, instead of during spring break.

"I am excited that our student-athletes will be able to take advantage of this amazing educational opportunity, be exposed to another culture and be ambassadors for the United States and the University of Michigan during our visit to Rome," Harbaugh said in a statement.

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