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HEIDELBERG, Germany — The University of Iowa men’s basketball team spent the past two days traveling to Europe for its 12-day trip to Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
The team departed Iowa City for Chicago on Sunday at 11:30 am (CT). The Hawkeyes then boarded a plane for Germany and arrived in Frankfurt around 11 am local time on Monday (Germany is seven hours ahead of central time).
Once the team passed through customs, Frankfurt native Dom Uhl was greeted by his mother Natascha. Uhl and his mother couldn’t hide their emotions as both were beaming with joy.
“It feels great to be back in my old stomping grounds,” said the senior forward. “It’s a great feeling to see my mom, who I haven’t seen since last year.”
The team then boarded a bus for their destination for the next two days, Heidelberg. Twenty-one hours later the Hawkeyes arrived at their hotel.
“We’re really excited to finally get here. It was a long day of travel, but the weather is great and we’re in a nice city,” said junior guard Brady Ellingson.
The team used the remainder of Monday to rest and enjoy a welcome dinner in downtown Heidelberg.
The team will tour the Heidelberg Castle Tuesday morning and some other sights around town before heading over to Halle des Olympiastützpunkte for its first game of the trip. Iowa will square off against the German All-Stars at 1 p.m. (CT). Check back tomorrow afternoon for a full recap of the contest on hawkeyesporys.com and also follow the team’s social media platforms for real time updates.