Michigan's football team tunes up for final day in Rome

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.

The team will scatter all over the globe on Monday. Many have enrolled in overseas study programs in countries from Iceland to Argentina. Some are headed to places such as Ireland to sightsee while others simply are returning to campus to take classes and work out.

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