Tulane, Clemson, Arizona, and Oregon State Men’s BBall Teams Safe In Barcelona

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and people of Barcelona at this time. As you might know, on Thursday afternoon a van allegedly driven by Driss Oukabir jumped a curb and struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in the Las Ramblas district. Driss then abandoned the vehicle and took off on foot.

At least 13 people are dead because of the attack and more than 50 people are injured.

You may have friends or family in Spain right now, and you might also know that the Clemson, Tulane, Oregon State and Arizona men’s basketball teams are touring Barcelona for the preseason. It appears that all the teams are safe and unharmed, although Oregon State was alarmingly close to the attack when it happened.

Oregon State

Here’s Oregon State head coach, Wayne Tinkle, describing the near-miss.

Yes we are, happened directly in front of our hotel while we were having a team meal in the restaurant, so senseless and sad! All accounted4

— Wayne Tinkle (@waynetinkle) August 17, 2017

The Beavers were scheduled to remain in Spain until August 25th, although that timeline is now under review.


Clemson University

The Clemson’s Men’s Basketball Team was scheduled to play against the Barcelona All-Stars tonight. That game has been cancelled. The Clemson Men’s Team is safe and sound, and will return to South Carolina tomorrow morning.

Travel party with Clemson men's basketball team currently in Barcelona is safe and secure… pic.twitter.com/GsmmGha2dR

— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) August 17, 2017


Tulane University

Troy Dannen, the Athletic Director for the Tulane Green Wave, tweeted out that the Men’s Basketball Team is safe and sound. The Green Wave are on a ten-day trip with Head Coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr to play against some Spanish teams.

Everyone associated with @GreenWaveMBB is safe and accounted for in Barcelona today after an incident involving a van injuring pedestrians.

— Troy Dannen (@TU_Dannen) August 17, 2017


University of Arizona

The men’s basketball team Twitter account tweeted out just recently that the team is safe and accounted for.

Our entire travel party is safe and accounted for following the situation in Barcelona today. Our thoughts are with the people affected.

— Arizona Basketball (@APlayersProgram) August 17, 2017

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