Skip to main content

Michigan cancels overseas trip over coronavirus fears

Michigan will not take its customary overseas trip this year due to the coronavirus, the program has announced.

"The football team will not be taking an international trip this spring due to the health concerns around the world, most notably coronavirus," UM football spokesman Dave Ablauf told The Detroit News.

After taking a spring break trip to Florida in 2016, Jim Harbaugh has taken his team to Rome, Paris and South Africa over the past three years. (The trips have been funded by donors.)

But fears over the global pandemic will keep the Wolverines home in 2020.

To date, the virus has spread to 32 countries, including the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy and Hong Kong. China and South Korea are listed as Level 3 advisories -- "avoid nonessential travel."

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.