Official Stops Student Journalists from Blogging Due to NCAA Rules

This video explains much more comprehensively than I ever could the many, many, many, many reasons the NCAA rule severely limiting live blogging of college sports is crudely written, overreaching, and just plain dumb.

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As Just Journalism reported, a Wake Forest official warned Indiana Daily Student staffers live-blogging an IU-Wake Forest basketball game last week that they were not to go over the NCAA’s allowance of four blog updates per half. What irks me most about this Draconian measure is that the IDS gang was not even trying to provide real-time game-tracker type coverage.  They were simply chatting with fans and offering “occasional score updates.”

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NCAA New Year’s Resolutions: 1) Amend this ludicrous rule.  2) Add a college football playoff to the BCS.

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Watch the video and tell me what you think.

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