Earlier today Coach Sark released a new media policy, which prevents the reporting of certain things from practice, including injury statuses.
Unlike the NFL, the NCAA and Pac-12 do not have rules or regulations which guide programs on how or when to release injury information. Many teams in the Pac-12 do not allow the reporting of injuries, which can leave the teams who do at a strategic disadvantage.
“We will continue to maintain a very open culture around our program,” Coach Sark said. “But I can’t let our team be put at a competitive disadvantage.”
Sark is referring to a scenario where an opponent could gather injury and personnel information from the Huskies’ practice week which could help them game-plan a certain way.
“I hope Husky fans can understand, this is about protecting our team and giving us the best possible opportunities to be successful.”