NCAA president Mark Emmert comments on UM’s spring trip

The University of Michigan’s football team made headlines recently when coach Jim Harbaugh announced that the Wolverines would have a week of spring practice at Florida’s IMG Academy, specifically during spring break, and NCAA president Mark Emmert commented on the issue recently in an interview with Josh Kendall of South Carolina newspaper The State.

Per Kendall, Emmert is not a fan of the idea of Michigan taking that trip, but will not work actively to prevent the Wolverines from making it.

NCAA prez Emmert clearly against the spring break football trip. "There's a difference between not being prohibited and being OK."

— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) February 19, 2016

Could rules change in time to block Michigan spring break trip? NCAA president Emmert: "No, I'm sure not."

— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) February 19, 2016

Emmert’s comments come on the heels of SEC higher-ups crying foul at Michigan’s planned trip. IMG Academy is a recruiting hotspot for that region of the country, and Harbaugh holding a practice there for a week is being viewed by some as poaching of some sorts.

Granted, Emmert sounds like he is just trying to keep the peace in offering his opinion, but he’s right in that there isn’t much he can do to prevent the trip from happening, at least not this close to it happening. Thus, it’s looking like the SEC will just have to bite the bullet and let the trip happen.

Just the same, stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates on this story!

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