Beavers win exhibition game in Italy
Bluffton football defeats Italian national team 75-0
By Ben Risinger, sports information director
May 18, 2005
The Bluffton University football team held their exhibition football game in Italy on May 14. The team easily defeated the Italian national squad as they took the game 75-0.
Sophomore fullback Ben McCullough (Bluffton/Bluffton) helped lead the Beaver's effort as he was named the most valuable player of the contest. Bluffton's defense held back the attack and the offense moved the ball well down the field.
The team will finish the rest of their trip touring Italy and concluding with three days in Rome.
Football trip itinerary May 10-25
May 10 Departure day - overnight flight to Italy
May 11 Arrival in Italy - transfer to Venice
May 12 Venice sightseeing tour and football practice
May 13 Football practice and free day in Venice
May 14 Football game and postgame party
May 15 Transfer to Florence
May 16 Florence sightseeing tour
May 17 Tour Pisa and Florence
May 18 Transfer to Assisi - Siena sightseeing walk
May 19 Visit the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
May 20 Transfer to Sorrento region
May 21 Transfer to Rome via Pompeii
May 22 Rome sightseeing - Visit the Coliseum and Roman Forum
May 23 Rome sightseeing - Visit the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
May 24 Free day in Rome - awards dinner
May 25 Return flight to United States