NCAA Bans Use of Hashtags, URLs on College Football Fields

by abournenesn

May 1, 2013

Miss StateThere are still a few more months until college football fires up again, but the NCAA is not wasting any time in putting rules and regulations in place for the upcoming season.

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.

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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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