The SEC wants you to know that it runs the southeastern part of the United States.
The conference has reached out to the NCAA in order to try and block Michigan from holding a practice in Florida while the team is on spring break in the state. The request is to block all teams from holding practices during spring break, but it’s clear that it is a direct response to Michigan’s desire to do so.
As of now, there is no NCAA rule against practicing during spring break.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said last week that his team will be practicing in Florida from February 27 to March 6. CBS is reporting that a decision in the matter is not expected to stop the team from practicing this year. However, a rule could be implemented that blocks it for the future.
There is a risk of athletes being forced to focus too much time on sports as opposed to their academics. A ruling against spring break practice could not only curb that a bit, but also give these student athletes a time to actually unwind from the grind of school, work and athletics.
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