Looking Back On Spain

The Maroons are back in Chicago, having officially wrapped up a trip of a lifetime. “The first stop on the trip was Barcelona, where we experienced the Picasso Museum, Park Guell and Sagrada Familia. We also spent a day soaking up the sun in a nearby beach town known as Sitges, where we learned the…

Hooping In Spain

The Maroons came out on top, 70-54, in their matchup against a Club Estudiantes team in Madrid. “We wrapped up our trip to Spain with an exciting exhibition game against Estudiantes B, a club team in Madrid. It was a great opportunity for us to play against some top foreign competition, and allowed us to cement the…

Spain Day 10

The Maroons have just one day left abroad. “Today was our last full day in Madrid. We started off by going to the Museo del Prado, one of the most famous art museums in the world. We got a chance to see a bunch of different artwork from artists like El Greco and Francisco de…

Spain Day 9

The Maroons’ time abroad is coming to an end. “Today was our second day here in Madrid, the capital of Spain.  After introducing ourselves with this beautiful city yesterday, we started our day with a morning run to Buen Retiro Park.  The park is one of the largest in the city and is home to the…

Spain Day 8

The Maroons have arrived in Madrid. “We started the day off by waking up at the crack of dawn, in preparation for a train ride from Seville to Madrid. Much of the team had never been on a passenger train before, and the Spanish countryside that passed outside the window made the experience even more…

Spain Day 7

The team is getting ready to head to Madrid. “Today was our third day in Sevilla, and after two sweltering hot days, we finally got to cool off in the water. We started our day with a paddle boarding expedition on the river. As athletic as we are, most of us (besides Brennan McDaniel) were…

Spain Day 6

The Maroons are discovering so many things in Seville. “Today marked the halfway point of our trip, and despite the fact that we had just powered through five action packed and engaging days in Spain, today felt just as exciting as the first one. We started the day off with a cardio workout that included…

Spain Day 5

The guys are settling into the culture of Seville. “We arrived to the beautiful Seville early Wednesday morning. The team was anxious to get to the hotel, after an eventful day walking the streets of Barcelona once more and visiting the magnificent Sagrada Família.  We began our first morning in Seville with a light jog…

Spain Day 4

The Maroons are heading to Seville. “Our final day in Barcelona was an early start for a planned run up to Park Guell, a park atop a hill in Northern Barcelona which included a beautiful structure with pillars built to form a tunnel. Unfortunately for us, it started pouring right as we left which made…

Spain Day 3

The guys are going strong in Barcelona. “Today we took a trip down to Sitges, a beach front city southwest of where we are staying in Barcelona. After two competitive games of beach volleyball that Max Jacobs, Noah Karras and I dominated, some guys rented a paddle boat with a slide attached, as the whole…