Jim Harbaugh sympathizers rejoice, as the NCAA Board of Directors have overturned the controversial satellite camp ban from earlier this month. ESPN's Brett McMurphy was the first to report the news before it was announced on Thursday.
NCAA Board of Directors rescinds ban on satellite camps, source tells @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 28, 2016
NCAA lifts ban on satellite camps, refers issue & effects on recruiting calendar back to DI Council for further study, review & action— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 28, 2016
"The Board of Directors is interested in a holistic review of the football recruiting environment, and camps are a piece of that puzzle," Board of Directors chair Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina, said in the statement released. "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 camps were banned earlier this month, which was seen as a victory for the ACC and SEC, the biggest detractors of them. Both conferences saw them as a recruiting tactic for Harbaugh and other coaches that participated in them.
This saga is far from over, but for now, the camps are again legal and Harbaugh's program may very well be rolling through your city this summer.