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.
Wonder if the writer intended to get all Freudian??? Seems like the player has been using the down low to bang against already.
“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.”
the author must not have been able to help himself.
Davies apparently had scholarship offers from some PAC 10 and Big 10 schools, so there were probably upwards of 100 D1 programs that would have given him a scholarship, where he could have fornicated all he wanted.
I recall several years back (maybe 10 or more) a BYU football player was kicked out (or off the team) for having consensual sex outside of marriage.
As long as BYU is making the rules clear when they recruit these athletes, the school has every right to enforce them.
Good for BYU standing fast and setting a good example. Too long people have gotten away with violating ethics and morality, especially athletes.
Yes, but at most schools staring at a #1 seed, the star center seldom gets "caught" when it comes to breaking a rule.
Mormonism is still a cult, but hats off to BYU in this situation.
On the other hand, if all the BYU students who have been having sex were dismissed from the school, getting into BYU would be a lot easier.
IMHO the writer is having a little fun here . . .
He should tell them he has several golden tablets, fortelling that his girlfriend will give a virgin birth, but an angel has told him no one else may see the tablets.
They have a fairy small student body too, don't they? Which makes their story all the more remarkable.
Yup he has. He is teacher. Teaching history the RIGHT way. LOL
Honor codes are “garbage”?
>>>>He should tell them he has several golden tablets, fortelling that his girlfriend will give a virgin birth, but an angel has told him no one else may see the tablets.<<<
ROTFL! If his last name were Smith, I’m sure it would work.
But, getting into a BYU coed would likely become a lot more difficult.
It’s mandatory in the NFL, not as much in the NBA.
At least they’re not aborting.
I have a feeling the people who dismissed him from the team aren’t necessarily basketball fans. Not many of those academic types are.
I have no problem with the actions of BYU in dismissing this guy. On the other hand, maybe the Mormon church should change the name of the school to something other than the name of a multiple serial adulterer.
The very same.
Would Joe Smith have gotten kicked out of BYU?
Brigham Young was even worse than Joseph Smith when it came to adultery.
But on the other hand, 21 had never been married before; 16 were widows; six were divorced; six had living husbands; and the marital status of six others are unknown.
He fathered 56 children with 16 of the ladies.
and BYU has a lot of rules.
Good for BYU for having moral standards and enforcing them!
I surely would like to see our CINO ( Christian In Name Only) private colleges and universities have some standards and enforce them.
Dittos on the rules. BYU has every right to hold its players to the code they espouse. Kudos to them for doing so!
What does that have to do with this story?
Sounds to me like if this center's girlfriend had just run thru the proper permission "OKs"...the regional abortionist...and the Mormon god...
Nobody would have been the "wiser"...and the BYU alumni would have been happier!
So. The question is...and it's not an easy question -- 'cause it's been debated about before re: Christian college policies...do such policies encourage abortion???
Certainly the Mormon church abortion polity/policy encourages more "escape loops" than a lot of Christian policies...
Or WWBYD? (What would Brigham Young Do?)
Or WWJTD? (What would John Taylor do?)
Or WWWWD? (What would Wilford Woodruff do?)
Or WWJFSD? (What would Joseph F. Smith do?)
Who are these men? Why they are first five "prophets" of the LDS church.
Do Mormons really think that the first Lds "prophets" who had 119 "wives" between them -- an average of about 24 per...would boot Davis for his pregnant "concubine?"
I mean, the Mormon hypocrisy runs wild.
"Fifth LDS Church leader Joseph F. Smith married at 20 and then married five others later. His first wife divorced him on the grounds of "adulterous intercourse" with his "concubines."
Source Mormon Polygamy Frequently Asked Questions
(Sounds to me like the guy who lied openly before the Senate in the Smoot hearings in 1904 would have been kicked off the first BYU Academy sports team!)
As for the first four Lds "prophets":
* Fourth LDS Church leader Wilford Woodruff had at least 10 plural wives. According to his record, he was also sealed to 336 dead single women.
(Again, nothing like Mormon's e-haremny.com for matching live lds "prophets" with dead corpses!)
* Church founder Joseph Smith had at least 33 wives. One was 14. Five others were 17 or under. He married five pairs of sisters. Two of which were his own adopted daughters. After his death, another 335 women were sealed to him, many of whom he did not know. (Religion and Sexuality, p 156)
(Ah, y'all didn't know that the Family Resource Centers the Mormons put out there could be used genealogically as a e-haremny.com match-making service to match up live women with those ineligible batchelors in the after-life!)
* Second LDS Church leader Brigham Young had 55 wives. Ten of them divorced him. At his death, Brigham Young's oldest child was 52 and his youngest was 7.
* Third LDS Church leader John Taylor had 15 wives. Three wives divorced him. (A Book of Mormons, 1982, pg 354)
(Tell us again how if three wives couldn't "sustain" Taylor as a "husband" how grassroots Mormons were supposed to "sustain" him as their great moral leader?)
Because they kicked him out? Because they won't get the tv exposure? Won't make it as far in the tourney?