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NCAA Announces It's Overturned The Satellite Camp Ban

The NCAA has overturned the satellite camp ban and will be reviewing the football recruiting process, it announced today. 

It was announced in early April that satellite camps, made popular by Jim Harbaugh and others, had been banned. The Big Ten was the only Power 5 conference to vote in-favor of the camps, though the decision to ban them was met with much criticism across the country. Much of that criticism came from recruits, with the mother of a five-star prospect creating a petition to get the decision reversed. 

The NCAA released a statement on Twitter. 

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From the release:

The camps and clinics rule received widespread attention after its adoption, with supporters contending the rule would keep coaches on campus with current student-athletes and steer recruiting toward the scholastic environment. Detractors believe the camps provide opportunities for previously un-recruited student-athletes to be noticed by high-profile coaches and possibly receive scholarships.

The Board’s action means the camps and clinics rule currently legislated is in effect and football coaches may be employed at any camp that follows Division I camps and clinics rules.

“The Board of Directors is interested in a holistic review of the football recruiting environment, and camps are a piece of that puzzle,” said Board of Directors chair Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina. “We share the Council’s interest in improving the camp environment, and we support the Council’s efforts to create a model that emphasizes the scholastic environment as an appropriate place for recruiting future student-athletes.”

The board asked the Council to consider the entire recruiting model, including potential modifications to camps and clinics participation.

Well done, NCAA. 

We now await Harbaugh's reaction on Twitter...