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He shoots. He scores. And he’s off the team? That’s the story for Brigham Young University basketball star Brandon Davies.
After admitting to having premarital sex at the private Mormon university, officials booted Davies from his position as center on the school’s basketball team. (KSL)
BYU’s honor code is very strict, outlining a long list of do’s and don'ts for its students
– including “be honest, live a chaste life … and encourage others in commitment to comply with the Honor Code.”
Every student at BYU signs the code, so as former BYU b-ball player Michael Smith told ESPN, Davies knew exactly what he was getting himself into.
MICHAEL SMITH (FORMER BYU PLAYER): “It’s certainly something that you are very aware of. It would be impossible, in my opinion, to be a collegiate athlete – basketball, football, any of the sports there – and not be aware of what is expected of you.”
But, as HLN’s Robin Meade wonders, Davies willingly coughed up to having sex- so shouldn’t honesty trump all the other rules?
ROBIN MEADE: “Their rules are that strict? That even if you admit it?"
JOE CARTER: “Yup, and if you don’t admit it and someone knows you did it, they get suspended for not admitting it."
ROBIN MEADE: “Wow.”
JOE CARTER: “It’s a very strict code for a private university.”
Meade isn’t alone in thinking BYU’s taking its Honor Code a little too far. As a blogger for the Wichita Eagle points out, Davies’ suspension impacts his life beyond the court.
“I don’t care what kind of honor code is in place, 20-year-old kids make mistakes … this is something Davies will carry with him throughout the rest of his life. When he’s 50, people will ask him about that time he was suspended when it looked like the Cougars might have ... their most legitimate shot at a Final Four.”
And after BYU lost its first game without Davies, fans started to worry about the team’s future. But a blogger for The Stir says- Davies’ dismissal will only hurt the team if it lets it.
“He wasn't the star of the team. He's just one guy on a team that's headed into the NCAA Tournament this month regardless of what happens over the next few weeks … And what happens at the tournament every year? Surprises.”
Still- others support the school for sticking to its guns. So is there room for change in BYU’s honor code? The anchors at WFXT in Boston can’t seem to agree.
DOUG VB GOUDIE: “We evolve with the times, apparently at BYU, they don’t – they’ve stayed stuck in the stone age…”
KIM CARRIGAN: “They don’t, VB, because their religion doesn’t evolve like that. Their religion – these are their religious beliefs. And you know that going into BYU. You know what the code is, whether you agree with it, or the rest of society, you know, believes in it doesn’t matter. This is what their religion states.”
Davies is still enrolled at BYU and is expected to return to the team next season.
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We're getting close to first round games of this year's NCAA March Madness Tournament! Sit down with Val and CJ and hear what they are most looking forward to from this years tourney! Stayed tuned for updates throughout the month.
Quick recap of this years tourney leading into this weekends Final Four match ups. UCONN vs. Kentucky and Butler vs. VCU are sure to make it a weekend to remember. Check out the latest from the NCAA tourney with Metacafe Sports
The Well-Prepared Coach - 30 Youth Basketball Practice Plans: *******goo.gl/bdZJf "check out the results from round two.
1. Heat F Bojan Bogdanovic, Bosnia-Herz. (Traded To T-Wolves)
2. Cavaliers F Justin Harper, Richmond (Traded To Magic)
3. Pistons F Kyle Singler, Duke
4. Wizards G Shelvin Mack, Butler
5. Kings F Tyler Honeycutt, UCLA
6. Nets C Jordan Williams, Maryland
7. Clippers F Trey Thompkins, Georgia
8. Rockets F Chandler Parsons, Florida
9. Bobcats F Jeremy Tyler (Traded To Warriors)
10. Bucks F Jon Leuer, Wisconsin
11. Lakers G Darius Morris, Michigan
12. Pacers F Davis Bertans, Latvia (Traded To Spurs)
13. Bulls G Malcolm Lee, UCLA (Traded To Timberwolves)
14. Warriors G Charles Jenkins, Hofstra
15. Hornets C Josh Harrellson, Kentucky (Traded To Knicks)
16. Lakers G Andrew Goudelock, Charleston
17. Clippers G Travis Leslie, Georgia (Traded To Trail Blazers)
18. Hawks C Keith Benson, Oakland
19. Grizzlies G Josh Selby, Kansas
20. 76ers F Lavoy Allen, Temple
21. Trail Blazers G Jon Diebler, Ohio State
22. Pistons F Vernon Macklin, Florida
23. Magic G DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky
24. Cavaliers F Milan Macvan, CRO
25. Celtics G E'Twaun Moore, Purdue
26. Lakers F Chukwudiebere Maduabum, NGA
27. Mavericks F Targuy Ngombo
28. Lakers F Ater Majok
29. Spurs G Adam Hanga, HUN
30. Kings G Isaiah Thomas, Washington"