NCAA to revisit ban on satellite camps

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh talks with campers at the Bishop Chatard High School Elite Football Camp in Indianapolis in June.

Oliver Luck, the NCAA’s executive vice president of regulatory affairs, said Monday morning while speaking to a meeting of the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, he expects the NCAA to revisit the recent rule to ban satellite camps.

The news was reported by Zac Jackson on Monday.

There has been strong reaction nationally to the NCAA Council’s vote on April 8 to uphold the Atlantic Coast Conference’s proposal for the ban. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has been on the forefront of the camp issue. He and his staff had an eight-day “Swarm Tour” of camps around the country, culminating with the Sound Mind Sound Body camp in Detroit.

The April 8 rule was “effective immediately,” however, the NCAA Board of Governors will meet on April 28 and decisions made by the Council are not final until the board meets.

Harbaugh said last Thursday before speaking at the Detroit Coaches Clinic at the Horatio Williams Foundation in Detroit, the ban has a widespread effect.

“This affects a lot of people,” Harbaugh said. “You’re hearing a lot of voices talking about how it affects them, the players they coach or a family member of players at different universities talking about what Sound Mind Sound Body meant to them. That’s how they got an opportunity. I think you’re seeing and will see more and more evidence. If we can keep the topic in front of people, we’re for that.”

Harbaugh made clear Michigan will have a response to the ban and credited new athletic director Warde Manuel.

“Our leadership at Michigan from our president to our athletic director Warde Manuel, they are on top of this,” Harbaugh said. “It’s great to see them taking the lead. We’re ready to follow and support. Our leadership at Michigan is going to be at the forefront.”

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