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    Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    Have any of you noticed how many athletes say they hear daily from prospective coaches via text messages? I wonder
    1. Is that a legal way to "talk" to recruits who you can't have contact with in person or on phone?
    2. Who is actually typing all the messages? Do coaches now have a text messaging department to keep in contact with all these guys? I don't know how any one coach could do all that. He would spend all his time typing and probably get carpal tunnel.
    I am encourage to hear that Iowa State is right in the mix with the text stuff. Shows Chizik knows how to play the game.



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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    Wasn't there a big deal with this just recently? I thought the NCAA banned text-messaging. I'm almost positive that I read about it on ESPN.com and SI.com. If our coaches are still doing this, it may not have taken effect yet, but it's on at least on its way out.



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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    If I remember correctly it was a loop hole that Kalvin Sampson was using. I believe that it has been corrected or in the process of being corrected.


    "If it was easy, someone else would have done it already." ISU Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard

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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    I get the impression it's still being widely used and must be legal. But not sure on this.



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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    Funny this would come up, I just talked to a guy in ISU's compliance dept. last week. He said as of right now it is banned to text recruits. He gave a date that the ban ended though and I thought he said Aug, but I am not sure on that one. He is pretty sure that the coaches will find a way around it though, and that it will be a big part of recruiting.



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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    Yes, the total ban on text messaging goes into effect in August. It will probably be loosened somewhat at some point in the future, but the ban was a much needed move IMO.



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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    It looks like the ban may be loosened a bit according to this article.

    ESPN - TTYL? NCAA to reconsider text messaging ban - College Sports



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    Re: Text messaging recruits...legal way to communicate?

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    I get the impression it's still being widely used and must be legal.
    this is correct but it wont be this way for long



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