NCAA panel backs ban on text messages to recruits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Coaches would no longer be allowed to send
text messages to recruits under a rule change backed by an N-C-A-A
The N-C-A-A's Division One management council backed the
text-messaging ban during its meeting this week. The change will be
considered for final approval by the Division One Board of
Directors during its April 26th meeting.
Unlike restrictions on phone calls and in-person visits, there
are no limits on text messages that coaches can send.
The text message ban was proposed by the Ivy League amid
concerns from school officials and athletes about privacy and the
cost recruits sometimes bear for the text messages.