Skip to comments.BYU Basketball: Brandon Davies Dismissed from BYU for Having Kid on the Way
Posted on 03/02/2011 1:02:29 PM PST by T Minus Four
Ethan Miller/Getty Images It was reported yesterday that BYU starting center Brandon Davies was let go from the team for the remainder of the season for violating Brigham Young's honor code.
Today, 1280 The Zone in Salt Lake City is reporting that Davies' girlfriend is pregnant with his child. The honor code does not allow sexual relationships unless you are married, among a hefty list of other rules.
Davies is averaging 11.1 points per game and a team-high 6.2 rebounds, and not having him available for the NCAA tournament will be a major issue for Mr. Fredette and the Cougars.
If and when they meet up with a big-six conference powerhouse, they will need everything they have down low to bang against the other teams' centers.
BYU's backup centers have not played many meaningful minutes this season and expecting them to do so this late into the season is asking a little too much.
Their sophomore forward, Stephen Rogers, is averaging 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in an average of 10 minutes per game. The Cougars' freshman 6'10'' forward/center James Anderson is averaging one point and one-and-a-half rebounds per game in seven minutes of action.
A plan to go with a smaller lineup and to speed their game up more than usual is what BYU is planning on doing with the Davies absence, according to unnamed sources.
Getting away with not having your starting center might fly against the lower seeds, but this all but guarantees they are not going to be able to make a run as deep as many experts have been predicting.
This will also affect their potential seeding in the big dance. As of now they are a projected No. 1 seed, but without one of their key players, the Cougars may fall as low as a No. 3 seed, making the road to the Final Four that much more difficult
Well, that’s to bad. But rules are rules and BYU has a lot of rules.
Slam dunk allowed only on the court.
A rule is a rule. Kudo’s to the school for following through with the rule instead of giving him a pass b/c he is important to the team.
btw. I hope Kentucky gets BYU in the tourney.
enough baby daddies out there destroying our culture..
good for BYU.
Good for BYU for putting their principles ahead of expediency. That is practically extinct in college sports.
Condoms could have prevented this. Duh! Is this kid even Mormon?
Hats off to BYU!
How/why did he end up at BYU?
Oh well, at least this is acceptable in the NBA.
you mean it's not mandatory?
Well, if every other student on campus is a virgin then you’d have a point. But I don’t think so. He’s not the only one breaking the rules, he’s just the one who got caught.
Back in the 1970's, the feminazis got the federalistas to force co-ed housing (same dorm room included) on all campuses accepting any students on any kind of government aid (just about everybody, now).
Only two universities in the entire country stood up to them and took them to court. BYU was one of them.
Hillsdale College in Michigan was the other. Hillsdale eventually took it a step further-- they set up their own student loan and alumni scholarship programs. They won't even accept government money in their tuition mix now so as to remove this as a blackmail tool henceforth and forever. BTW, they are still doing OK. Kids who graduate from Hillsdale tend to be the kind of kids who learn something useful and pay back their loans.
I understand honor codes. I’m just saying that he isn’t the only one violating it. I’m sure there are kids who are expelled for this every year. They just aren’t 6’10” and can hit a jumper.
It’s this type of garbage that had the PAC tell BYU to take a hike when they were begging last year to join the division. PAC invited Utah instead.
It is good to see some schools have standards. Most universities have zero standards an accept felons and rapists.
Garbage? The school is giving the kid a free education and he agreed to the terms. You sound like a lib or a dumb ball game fan who thinks that sports are important. It is a dumb game - get over it.
My son is a Hillsdale graduate. Best Nickle I ever spent.
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