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NCAA rule will net Edsall a quick exit after wife’s ‘Cuse ceremony

Randy Edsall, Caleb Rowe AP

Thanks to NCAA regulations, Randy Edsall won’t be able to any advanced scouting after he watches his better half honored at Syracuse this afternoon.

The school will honor four alumni with Letterwinners of Distinction prior to the Orange’s game against Wake Forest, one of whom will be Eileen Edsall.  She is, of course, the wife of the Maryland head coach, who she met while the two were student-athletes at the university in the late seventies.

While Randy Edsall will be permitted to join his wife, a former Orange basketball and volleyball captain, for the on-field pregame ceremony, he will be forced to exit the Carrier Dome as soon as the presentation is complete.  As the Syracuse Post-Standard wrote, “NCAA Bylaw 11.6.1 states that off-campus, in-person scouting of future opponents (in the same season) is prohibited, except when more than two teams are participating in the same event, in the same site.”

The Terps host the Orange next Saturday.

Edsall actually came close to not even be allowed to watch his wife being honored, despite the Terps being on a bye this weekend.  The bylaw technically prohibits the coach’s attendance at all, so a waiver needed to be worked out between the two schools and the ACC.

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8 Responses to “NCAA rule will net Edsall a quick exit after wife’s ‘Cuse ceremony”
  1. canetic says: Nov 2, 2013 10:51 AM

    Great rule. Is Goodell running the NCAA now?

  2. jag8r904 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:52 AM

    Steve Spurrier has come to the Swamp multiple times on his bye weeks during his tenure at USC.

  3. dcole001 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:55 AM

    That is one of the dumbest rule I have ever heard of. Coach could send someone else to scout the team if he wanted… Not a fan of either team.

  4. bat42boy says: Nov 2, 2013 11:00 AM

    Another stupid NCAA rule. When is it going to end. The NCAA needs to abolished. They’ve gone totally overboard.

  5. cubano76 says: Nov 2, 2013 12:43 PM

    Lol. Dang, I’m not an Edsal fan. But I hope one day that guy will get at least one positive story in the news.

  6. jag8r904 says: Nov 2, 2013 4:58 PM

    I guess some people don’t like facts.

  7. florida727 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:00 PM

    Arguably the stupidest rule ever made by the NCAA. And when you think about, that’s really saying something.

  8. eldervalve says: Nov 3, 2013 12:19 AM

    Yeah – the NCAA just cooked that one up. NCAA rules are developed and voted on by member schools.

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