March means basketball season and with basketball season comes a lot of traveling for the team. The University of Michigan basketball team was traveling to Washington D.C. yesterday and had an unfortunate mishap with their plane.
The high winds caused the airplane to run off the runway when it had to abort takeoff. Luckily no one was hurt and the University of Michigan basketball Twitter @umichbball kept everyone updated on what was going on with the team.
The University of Michigan Associate Athletic Director, Kurt Svoboda gave a statement regarding the incident but didn’t give too much away.
The team had to find alternate travel plans to get to Washington D.C.
University of Michigan President Dr. Mark Schlissel and athletic director issued a statement of concern about the players and grateful for all the support they have received.
The team finally found transportation and took a different airplane to D.C. to make it in time for their first game the next day.
They safely made it to Washington D.C. where they got to play University of Illinois today and won 75-55.
Due to an ongoing investigation of the incident, the team had to leave all their belongings on the plane which resulted in the team wearing their warmup jerseys in the game against Illinois.
University of Michigan will play Purdue University tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
Be sure to watch your Boilermakers and follow the rest of March Madness on the NCAA website.