The University of Dubuque football team is off to Germany for a nine-day trip that will conclude with an appearance in the Bavarian Classic football game.
Spartans coach Vince Brautigam says the team will make several stops around Germany and the trip is more about history than football. He says they watch the movie about the Israeli terrorists as the Olympics and also watched “Schindler’s List” to get some historical perspective before the trip.
Brautigam says from a football standpoint the experience should benefit the team this fall. They were allowed a number of practices before leaving the country. He says they can’t hit or wear pads in the spring workouts, so he thinks this will be good work for the individuals and the team.
Brautigam says for many of the players this will be a once in a lifetime experience. He says some of them won’t ever travel to Europe again. Brautigam says they’ll play on the 21st of May and will have 10 practices before they leave.