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Working vacation

The spring term ended at Iowa last week, marking the resumption of activity in the classroom that Iowa basketball coach Todd Lickliter feels most comfortable in.

The Hawkeyes are practicing this week in preparation for a European trip. Iowa leaves Friday for a tour of Italy and Greece, but will meet the media prior to a workout on Tuesday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to talk about their upcoming trip.

The trip is the once-every-four-years overseas trip the NCAA allows college basketball programs to take. Iowa was initally scheduled to make this trip two years ago, but it was delayed following the coaching change that brought Lickliter to Iowa after Steve Alford left for New Mexico.

Iowa’s roster will be somewhat limited, with incoming prep recruits still finishing up their high school classes and four departing transfers no longer with the team. That should provide plenty of playing time, though, for the seven remaining Hawkeyes.

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