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BYU basketball: Nation reacts to Davies' dismissal

Published: Wednesday, March 2 2011 12:51 p.m. MST

BYU's Brandon Davies (0) reacts after being called for traveling as BYU and Kansas State play in the second round of the 2010 NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City. Kansas State won 84-72.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

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Tuesday night's stunning news of BYU's Brandon Davies' suspension for the rest of the season has thrust the Cougars once again in the national spotlight.

Here's a sampling of what the media is saying today:

ESPN's Eamonn Brennan writes about how BYU's dream season has become a nightmarish situation.

Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News breaks down how Davies' dismissal could impact BYU's NCAA Tournament seeding.

The Bleacher Report looks at why Davies' suspension could prove costly when it comes to BYU's NCAA Tournament hopes.

CBS Sports blogger Gregg Doyel says he admires the way BYU handles these Honor Code issues.

— ESPN's Chris Broussard and Skip Bayless discuss BYU's honor code and the dismissal of starting forward Brandon Davies here.

— ESPN bracketlogist Joe Lunardi says BYU is still a No. 1 seed, despite Davies' suspension.

— Rivals.com says Davies' suspension threatens BYU's charmed season.

CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd looks at BYU's Honor Code from a football perspective. Dodd talked to coach Bronco Mendenhall in Provo hours before the news of Davies' suspension broke.

Here's a poll from ESPN.com, asking readers if they could adhere to the Honor Code. As of Wednesday afternoon, the vote was split 50-50.

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