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Power 5: Off-campus spring practice done

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Any coaches wanting to follow Jim Harbaugh's lead and take a team off-campus just for practice to build their brand name and boost recruiting likely have missed that opportunity.

The Power Five conferences voted Friday to stop coaches from taking teams off-campus during any vacation period outside a sport's season for practice, a rule proposed after Harbaugh took his Michigan Wolverines to Florida last year.

The rule passed by a 58-22 margin at the Power Five conferences' third autonomy session at the NCAA convention and will take effect Aug. 1. The Big Ten voted 11-3 for the change.

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