McKewon: Contact rules suggest a more cutthroat business
Starting Aug. 1, college head coaches like Bo Pelini and assistants can call and text high school prospects an unlimited number of times per day. They can also send an unlimited number of private, direct Facebook and Twitter messages.
Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — The Wild West is coming soon to college football recruiting. Or maybe it's Wall Street. Or Social Darwinism. Whatever name you want to slap on the massive rulebook changes approved by the NCAA probably will fit.
College coaches wanted a streamlined rulebook that cut a lot of the mystery out of contacting recruits. The NCAA wanted a way out of enforcing rules that were becoming increasingly impossible to enforce. So on Jan. 19, an 18-member NCAA Division I Board of Directors delivered. Consider this meat market much more deregulated.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:00 am.