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NCAA Bans Programs From Hosting Camps Outside Their Campus, Facilities

Last summer, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh caused a bit of controversy by holding a number of "satellite" camps for his football team in Southern states - essentially to help with recruiting. A few other programs - including Ohio State - did as well. They won't be given the chance to do it again, however.

Friday, the NCAA announced that effective immediately, college football programs are no longer allowed to host camps or clinics anywhere but their own campus or facilities. The rule is clearly in response to Harbaugh's actions.

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The SEC and the ACC both have rules against holding camps more than 50 miles away from campus. The Big Ten, clearly, does not. The NCAA's ruling essentially levels the playing field.

Harbaugh has yet to respond publicly to the ruling.