Harbaugh blasts NCAA for barring out-of-area football camps

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh has fired back at the NCAA.

The Michigan coach says, ''the incompetence of the NCAA has reared its ugly head yet again,'' in a story published Tuesday by Sports Illustrated.

Harbaugh was reacting to Friday's decision that bars football coaches from having camps or clinics away from campus or facilities that schools regularly use for practice or games.

The NCAA sided with the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences' proposal to stop Harbaugh's so-called satellite camps.

The envelope-pushing coach, whose sweeping tour of the South last year created a stir, already had stops lined up in Florida and Alabama this year.

Harbaugh says, ''this is going to affect thousands and thousands of people,'' and adds, ''I suggest we drop the term `student-athlete' for consistency.''

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