Friday, August 21, 2009


The NCAA’s Division I Legislative Council has been asked to vote on banning schools from housing their football teams in hotel rooms on the night before a home game, the NCAA News reports.

According to The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, N.C. State spent over $85,000 on pre-game hotel rooms prior to home games. During the same period, Clemson paid over $111,000, including $47,230 just to transport its team back and forth from the hotel in nearby Anderson, S.C.

While Coach Dadgummit at Florida State suggested eliminating the home game night away from home hotel stay, the other ACC coaches seem to favor Friday night hotel stay as does Skip Hotlz of East Carolina. They say it’s difficult for players to get a good night’s sleep on a Friday night because neighbors their rooms are in dormitories and it’s…well…Friday night.

"When you put them in a dorm and ask them to live on campus on a Friday night of a home football game, that’s not exactly the environment to get eight, 10 hours of sleep," Holtz said Monday.

"Everybody else gets to sleep in until noon and wake up and start tailgating again and go to the game. The players have to be in the meeting at 8 o’clock."

Lively debate to follow.

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