Ohio State Allowed to Practice More Than Oregon This Week Because Its Classes Don't Start Until Next Monday

By D.J. Byrnes on January 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Urban Meyer, baller.

It could be a massive "bank error in your favor," for Ohio State, but as an Ohio State fan, I couldn't care less.

Thanks to Ohio State's shift from quarters to semesters, its classes begin much later than they would've under the old system. In fact, since its winter semester doesn't begin until January 12th — the same day  as the title game — Ohio State can exceed the NCAA's 20-hours-a-week practice limit, according to ESPN's indomitable Brett McMurphy.

The kicker? Oregon's classes, though also on semester, began on Monday. As such, Oregon is bound by the NCAA's practice limits. 

Unfair? Certainly, but that's how the cookie crumbles in this sport.

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