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Power Five Bans Offseason Practices Away From Campus; NCAA Targeting Harbaugh?

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 17

The Power Five 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," according to Mitch Sherman ...

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