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BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:19 am
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By Jeff Borzello

It’s not Jimmer, but BYU received great news on Friday night when it was announced that Brandon Davies had been readmitted to the university and reinstated onto the basketball team.

Davies, a 6-foot-9 junior forward, had been suspended for the final month of last season for breaking the university’s Honor Code. It was later found out that Davies had violated the provision that prohibits premarital sex.

“I’m excited to be back at BYU and look forward to the future,” Davies said in a statement. “I’m grateful for this opportunity.”

Davies averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, earning third-team all-conference honors despite missing the final six games of the campaign, as well as the NCAA tournament.

“Our staff and our players are pleased that Brandon has been readmitted for the fall semester,” head coach Dave Rose said. “We’re excited to have him back on the team, and we look forward to a great season.”

Three of the team’s five losses last season came with Davies on the sidelines, as the Cougars were 27-2 with him in the lineup. He brought an element to the frontcourt that BYU struggled to replace down the stretch, running the floor in transition and also providing a legitimate inside option.

BYU lost Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery from last season, but the return of Davies gives the Cougars one of the better frontcourt groups on the West Coast. A return to health by junior Chris Collinsworth and a breakout season from Charles Abouo could have BYU back in the national picture. Furthermore, UCLA transfer Matt Carlino becomes eligible in December, giving the Cougars a big-time scoring threat on the perimeter.

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Since: Jun 24, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:06 am
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

it means he will have to purchase a chastity belt outta his own slush fund
which will be equiped with a mormon super lock at no charge to him
plus an ankle braclet not worn around the ankle if ya know what i mean.
do ya know what i mean babe... do ya know what i mean
i just love neil diamond and he fits in so well in ytah radio music selections approved by b. young himself! 



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 5:22 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

Graet move all around.  Congrats to Davies for taking his medicine with class instead of whining like most of today's spoiled athletes would.  Also, it's great that BYU made the right decision to let him back in after he served a penalty.  BYU sacrificed a trip to the Final Four because their honor code meant so much.  Contrast this to Ohio State lying to get five players into the Sugar Bowl last year.  
 
Congrats to BYU for doing it right. 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:37 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

It means BYU's "Honor Code" is a farce, and the Cougars, like all of the other big schools they so gently deride with a shake of the head, are willing to bend the rules for athletes who help them win.  Sad.
No it doesn't. He was penalized. Perhaps they believed the contrition of Davies warranted a return. If it was truly a farce, he would have been allowed to return for the NCAA Tourney. That truly would have been self-serving.

It just amazes me how people who believe themselves to be so tolerant shows how hypocritical they are when religion is involved. They love to point out religious hypocrisy, but rarely if ever point out that with in the core of every major religion is the forgiveness factor. Christianity is about forgiveness.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:31 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

It means that this kid is not very smart.


The school kicks him to the curb, dismisses him from the team, publically humiliates him for doing something most every college student is doing, and makes him a media sensation.

So when he returns Yner fans will give him a 5 minute standing ovation.
For what? Having sex, getting away with it, and getting famous.

Great messa
 No, he is smart. Quite frankly, who are you to pass judgment on what others value? He went to BYU freely accepting their code of conduct. BYU unlike others schools actually enforced it and they did so not with a bench player, but a contributing player of their quality NCAA team.

Again, you don't get it do you? The standing ovation(if it happens) would be for a kid seeking redemption and not acting like a petulant little brat. The messa remark is just racist. Bring race into this again shows your ignorance.

There are schools who actually have moral standards. The students who go there know of those standards and agree with those morals. When they break the rules they're punished. Notre Dame suspended their point guard for drug use. He happened to be white. BYU suspended Davies for pre-marital sex. He happened to be black. Niether case was about race, but rather morals. If you dislike those morals, that's your right. However, those schools are private institutions and have every right to impose their values on the school.

Could it be you simply hate BYU because you're a Utes fan?



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:19 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

Davies averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, earning third-team all-conference honors despite missing the final six games of the campaign, as well as the NCAA tournament.

“Our staff and our players are pleased that Brandon has been readmitted for the fall semester,” head coach Dave Rose said. “We’re excited to have him back on the team, and we look forward to a great season.”

Three of the team’s five losses last season came with Davies on the sidelines, as the Cougars were 27-2 with him in the lineup. He brought an element to the frontcourt that BYU struggled to replace down the stretch, running the floor in transition and also providing a legitimate inside option.


It's probably two-fold. One, they need him with Jimmer gone and two, forgiveness  is at the heart of any true christian denomination.

Instead of whining and pointing fingers, Davies took his suspension like a mature adult. This probably contributed greatly to his being accepted back. Hopefully, he'll perform well, graduate and will be an example to those who have done wrong, but redeemed themselves.

Bravo to BYU and Davies. IMO, they both handled this situation well.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:31 am
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

BYU suspended Davies for the NCAA tournament and lost their shot too go farther then what they did. They went to OT with Florida without Davies, I think they had a pretty decent shot with him. How many other times is this BYU team going too have a team with another Jimmer on it? Didn't think so. Yes he was reinstated, he followed the steps he had too take to get reinstated, but they'll never get that opportunity back too go farther in the tournament so think twice before you think they just gave him a "slap on the wrist". Make fun of BYU all you want, especially the Ute fans who pounce on it any chance they get, but notice how he wants too be back, he's not being forced too stay at BYU he could leave anytime if he wanted too. So you guys making fun of him and BYU is extremely pointless and frankly you just look ignorant.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 6:03 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

Then again, how many people will be watching when the Yners play Portland State Community College on ESPN 3 at midnight on a Tuesday night?  
It's Portland State University, and the Vikings aren't on the Cougars' schedule. Actually, BYU has a pretty challenging slate.




Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:35 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

It means that this kid is not very smart.


The school kicks him to the curb, dismisses him from the team, publically humiliates him for doing something most every college student is doing, and makes him a media sensation.

So when he returns Yner fans will give him a 5 minute standing ovation. For what? Having sex, getting away with it, and getting famous.

Great message!


All young Yner fans are watching this, this is the hidden message....have sex, get away with it, and you can be a star.


Then again, how many people will be watching when the Yners play Portland State Community College on ESPN 3 at midnight on a Tuesday night?      
;     



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:11 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

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Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 12:09 pm
 

BYU reinstates Brandon Davies

A Farce - You have got to be joking.  BYU benched Davies right after a huge win kept Him out for the entire season, and now reinstate him after 6 months.  The Farce is people from schools that do not care about what players do attempting to set arbitrary rules to other schools.  Let BYU run its business, I am sure TCU has plently to worry about on its own.  First topic would be trying to convince the nation that The C in your name doesnt stand for Cash. 


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