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Michigan football spent almost $350,000 on IMG Academy spring break trip

Michigan football practices at IMG Academy during its spring break trip

Matt Baker | Tampa Bay Times

Michigan football practices at IMG Academy during its spring break trip

Michigan's controversial spring-break trip to Bradenton's IMG Academy cost the university $348,553, according to a financial breakdown obtained by the Tampa Bay Times through an open-records request.

The Wolverines spent $146,912 on IMG Academy, the prep football factory that houses some of the nation's top recruits. That figure includes the cost of renting the facility for four practices plus housing and meals.

The school's other costs:

Airfare: $107,148

Ground transportation: $51,395

Meals/per diem: $39,519

Other: $3,580

Rival coaches disapproved of the Wolverines' trip 1,200 miles from its campus; the SEC asked the NCAA to look into it. More than 5,000 fans attended Michigan's open practice at IMG Academy Field.
The Wolverines will be back in Florida next Saturday for a satellite camp with USF.

[Last modified: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:32am]

    

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