NCAA Football

Michigan tunes up for final day in Italy

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) Michigan's football team tuned up for its final day together in Italy with a practice and a chemistry-building event.

Jim Harbaugh will allow the public to watch the Wolverines scrimmage on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico. The 72,698-seat stadium hosted the 1960 Olympics, 1990 World Cup and is shared by soccer clubs AS Roma and city rival Lazio.

Harbaugh had his players wear shoulder pads, helmets and shorts in a relatively light workout Friday. The coach later faced one of his assistants, Tim Drevno, with a small shield and a dull sword while surrounded by boisterous players and coaches at gladiator school.

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