Harbaugh cancels trip to Somoa for camp due to Zika virus

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh walks on the field during the Next Level Football Camp at Paramus Catholic High School, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has canceled a trip to American Soma for a football camp due to reported Zika virus cases on the islands.

Harbaugh was scheduled to be in the territory on Thursday. He recently announced his wife, Sarah, is pregnant.

Some Wolverines coaches were in America Soma in early June. Harbaugh is a strong advocate for holding the so-called satellite camps away from campus, an issue that became a point of contention.

The Southeastern Conference wanted them banned, with some coaches noting that it was just a way for other programs to recruit.

The Division I Council approved a proposal requiring Football Bowl Subdivision schools to hold camps at or near home, but the Division I Board of Directors rescinded the ban in early May.