Spiders prepare for European tour

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond men's basketball team will travel to Switzerland and Italy this month for a 15-day foreign tour. The Spiders will play three games against international competition and enjoy a tremendous team-building experience as they travel overseas from Aug. 10-24.

The NCAA allows teams to make foreign excursions every four years and this is the first time that incoming freshmen are allowed to make the trip. Leading up to the venture, the NCAA allows teams to practice for 10 days.

Richmond will visit Zurich, Switzerland, before making their way throughout Italy, including Lake Como, Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome.

The Spiders unveiled their custom made uniforms for the Italy trip on Saturday with "Ragni," the Italian word for Spiders, on the front of the jerseys.

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