NCAA bans off-campus vacation practices

The NCAA passed a law on Friday which will prohibit off-campus practices during vacation periods. Sorry, Jim Harbaugh. That means no more spring break trips to Florida.

The law was proposed by the Pac-12 and passed by a vote of 58-to-22.

Last spring, Michigan held a practice at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida — one of the premier high school football programs littered with top talent — over the spring break period.

Autonomy conferences pass, 58 to 22, prohibition of off-campus practice during a vacation period outside the championship season. #NCAAConv

— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) January 20, 2017

“It is important for student-athletes to have the opportunity to choose how they would like to spend their vacation time when such periods do not occur during the championship season,” the initial proposal stated.

“Additionally, this proposal will serve to reduce costs that are associated with travel to off-campus locations for the sole purpose of practice outside the championship season. This concept is consistent with other proposed parameters aimed at emphasizing student-athlete time balance.”

The new rule will be effective August 1.

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