Ever since the Michigan Wolverines hired Jim Harbaugh, the program has reaped the benefits on and off the field. The maze and blue agreed to a $173.8 million deal with Nike, which also comes with Jumpman benefits for football and basketball.
After one of the most successful seasons in recent memory, the football program is set to have an educational and football experience in Rome.
“Over the past few decades student-athletes in other sports have had the opportunity to participate in international training trips to practice and prepare for the upcoming season,” said Warde Manuel, U-M’s Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “This is a tremendous opportunity for these young men to learn about and experience another culture, connect with the people of Italy, and showcase American football internationally. The University of Michigan has always encouraged our students to gain knowledge through international experiences, and we are so glad to provide them with this opportunity.”
Harbaugh is excited for the experience.
“We were looking to provide our student-athletes with a great educational, cultural and international football experience,” said Jim Harbaugh, U-M’s J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. “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.”
With benefits such as this, recruiting to Ann Arbor just got a little easier.