The Sun Belt Conference was one of two in the Group of Five that voted to ban satellite football camps in results that were released on Friday.
Asked why the conference did so, a spokesman sent this response, crediting it to commissioner Karl Benson:
“The Sun Belt voted on a controversial issue to eliminate these satellite camps. Six of ten FBS conferences voted to eliminate these camps. The pros and cons of these camps can be debated, and I am sure there will continue to be discussion on this matter, but for now the majority has spoken and it’s time to move on – and Sun Belt football programs will continue to get better with or without these camps.”
The question of why the conference voted against the camps wasn’t answered.
Georgia State football coach Trent Miles said on Friday that he didn’t like the NCAA’s decision. Miles has hosted three camps that included staffs of schools in the “power” conferences: Penn State twice and Nebraska. He said he had more planned, but “it doesn’t matter now.”
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