People take pictures of the former cell of Nelson Mandela during a visit of a group of activists, religious leaders and former prisoners at Robben Island on December 13 2013, in Cape Town, for an all night vigil to commemorate Nelson Mandela, who was a prisoner on the island during the Apartheid era. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Michigan's football team visited Robben Island, where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.
The Wolverines took a tour of the prison Sunday as part of their trip to South Africa after completing the semester.
The Jim Harbaugh-led program went to France and Italy the previous two years. The coach has mentioned Greece, Spain and Cuba as possible destinations for the annual opportunities for his players to learn and bond.
Michigan alumni Bobby Kotick and Don Graham funded last year's trip, and Kotick paid for the visit to Italy. Harbaugh has said Kotick will pay for the tours as long as the coach wants to do them.
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