The most recent rule doesn’t have to do with an athletes’ eligibility, conduct or compliance, but rather what images or logos can be painted onto the turf or grass of a field. It seems the organization is not too fond of the use of trendy Twitter hashtags painted onto the field.
USC social media director Jordan Moore broke the news on Wednesday.
Social media police: The NCAA has banned hashtags on college football fields.—
Jordan Moore (@MooreSports) May 01, 2013
The ruling says specifically that, “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags, are prohibited” on the playing field, end zone and sidelines. Many schools have utilized hashtags and URLs to draw attention to their social media accounts and websites.
It would seem that player jerseys with Twitter handles on the back of them instead of names are also out of the question. #Unfortunate.
Photo via Twitter/@ShaneMurrray
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See you on Friday, New York Knicks.
Tweet of the Night
Sounds about right.
April showers bring May the Astros lost.—
SportsPickle (@sportspickle) May 02, 2013
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It’s a Boston Strong kind of night. Nathan Horton deflects the puck in off of Wade Redden‘s shot to give Boston the lead over the Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the playoffs.