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Auburn University's Basketball Team Awed by Holy Land Tour

Published on 15 Aug 2022 / In News and Politics

The University of Auburn’s basketball team traveled from Alabama to visit Israel recently in a first-of-its-kind trip that many are hoping will inspire other US college basketball teams to visit the Holy Land.

CBN News caught up with the team in Jerusalem and met Coach Bruce Pearl, the winningest coach in Auburn’s history. He compared the trip to the Jewish Birthright trips for young adults designed to introduce them to Israel.

“We kind of called it Birthright for college basketball. But I don’t want to take away from the Birthright name because that’s for Jewish kids to turn back to their homeland. But when you say it, I think people get the idea of what we are trying to get accomplished,” Pearl told CBN News.

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