Friday, July 17, 2009

How Long Until the NCAA Bans Twitter?

From an Indy Star Article:

Twitter time

Several players on the Spiece Indy Stars 15-and-under team have taken to Twitter and have quickly developed a following. Jeremy Hollowell, a 6-6 sophomore-to-be from Lawrence Central, had 222 followers as of Thursday.

Spiece teammates Austin Burgett, Ron Patterson and Kellon Thomas all have accounts, as does coach Chris Hawkins.

"A lot of the college coaches are on there," Hollowell said. "I like having it on my phone because I can do it anywhere."

Hollowell took a visit to Indiana University earlier this month and has an unofficial visit to Purdue scheduled for Aug. 1. He previously had scholarship offers from Cincinnati and Iowa, and on Thursday Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio State and Xavier offered, said Hawkins.

Will this force Lickliter to get a Twitter Account? Will he need it to compete with TomCrean for Hollowell's services?

If coaches are able to talk to recruits basically by texting, isn't that illegal? It certainly is a grey area. Not sure how long the NCAA lets this go.

1 comment:

  1. That would be great to get TL on twitter, but something tells me we will never see him or Ferentz on there. Definitely not KF.

    It will be fun to watch all the tweets this year during game time. Last year, not many people were on Twitter yet. Now...the world is. Should be fun to simultaneously bash KoK play calls via Twitter. #hawkeyes