Harbaugh cancels trip to Samoa for camp due to Zika virus

02 July 2016

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has canceled a trip to Samoa for a football camp due to reported Zika virus cases on the islands.

Harbaugh was scheduled to be in Samoa on Thursday. He recently announced his wife, Sarah, is pregnant.

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Some Wolverines coaches were in Samoa in early June. Harbaugh is a strong advocate for holding the so-called satellite camps away from campus, an issue that became a point of contention.

The Southeastern Conference wanted them banned, with some coaches noting that it was just a way for other programs to recruit.

The Division I Council approved a proposal requiring Football Bowl Subdivision schools to hold camps at or near home, but the Division I Board of Directors rescinded the ban in early May.

-AP

02 July 2016

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