Before the Power Five passed some sensible rules Friday to loosen up athletes' time a little bit, some amendments were proposed by the adults. Some player representatives at the NCAA Convention weren't buying the amendments, recognizing how the system was trying to control days off for unpaid players who are supposedly students first. While learning life skills is great, the amendments symbolized college sports: Propose minutiae to control athletes' time while simultaneously legislating them more freedom. No athletic activities other than competition (and associated activities) over an eight-hour overnight period, such as from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Medical treatment in that window is still allowed.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The autonomy group of Power 5 conferences voted Friday at the NCAA convention to ban offseason practices away from campus during a vacation period, an apparent direct response to the trip taken by the Michigan football team to a Florida recruiting hotspot over spring break in March. Proposal No. 2016-139 received majority support from all five leagues, including an 11-3 vote from Big Ten institutions. Student-athletes on the 80-member autonomy panel voted 11-4 against the proposal. The legislation is effective Aug. 1 and passed as part of a comprehensive package designed to provide better time balance for student-athletes. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said he was
Myles Davis announced in a post on twitter on Friday evening that he will be leaving the Xavier basketball team. “I would like to thank everyone and Xavier for allowing me to get my degree but my family and I have decided that it is time for me to move on from Xavier and start a new chapter in my life,” Davis wrote in the statement. “Wish my teammates the best of luck the rest of the season.” Davis averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 38.1 percent from three as a junior in 2015-16, and his skill set would have filled a void that the Musketeers are currently missing on their roster. But he was suspended for the first 15 games of the regular season following a pair of incidents involving