MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, West Virginia University released the following statement, announcing that the previously scheduled trip to Italy will not happen this summer:
“The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has postponed men’s basketball’s previously scheduled Italy Summer Tour until next summer.
The Mountaineers were set to begin practice for the tour later in July before embarking on the 10-day, three-game trip on July 31. With the coaching transition and roster changes that have transpired since June, the Athletics Department worked with trip organizer Complete Sport Management to defer the tour to the summer of 2024.
‘For the trip to be most beneficial to our program, it made more sense to defer the Italy summer trip to next year,’ interim head coach Josh Eilert said. ‘A lot of factors went into the decision, but it became clear that getting our roster finalized and continuing our workout schedule here in Morgantown was the best course of action.’”