NCAA Bans Hashtags on CFB Fields - Lost Lettermen

NCAA Bans Hashtags on CFB Fields

May 1st, 2013| by

The masters of minutiae at the NCAA who are infamous for bans on things like spreads on bagels for recruits have come up with a new bizarre rule that has left everyone scratching their heads: No Twitter hashtags allowed on college football fields.

Reads an April 2013 release from the NCAA Football Rules Committee:
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Hashtags on football fields became popular in 2012 but apparently the NCAA views them as an advertisement for Twitter.
Considering that the NCAA has botched the Shabazz Muhammad case at UCLA and the Nevin Shapiro scandal at Miami (FL) and just let Duke off the hook for Lance Thomas’ jewelry spree, we’d think the NCAA would spend its time working on more serious rules.
As expected, Twitter had a field day (no pun intended) with the new rule.
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