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Ryan Snyder @BWISnyder · Open
Anyone with a BWI subscription, let me know what u think of Nelson after reading that. Really mature young man, great fit for #PSU
Anthony Stanko @FRANKENSTANKO Close
@BWISnyder impressive on and off the field, I hope to play next to him some day
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Meyer4Prez "This is wut happens when ur team site analyst are huge homers glad Bill K+Alex G keep it real instead of getting our hopes up."
That's what twitter is. Communicating with a ton of people that you don't know. I am not personally affected by this rule, but this is horrible. There is no way to police this, and again, instead of worrying about something that actually matters, the NCAA is making some absurd, pointless rule that they have no way of enforcing. Again, showing how outdated and unequipped they are to deal with real issues. How about going after 7 on 7 coaches and the street agents? Go after Joe Smo that simply says "come to Penn State AB!" Dumb and pointless. Again, I do NOT personally do this, but I am not some grandpa making a dumb rule when I don't understand Twitter.
WE ARE! And we will always be...
Agree wholeheartedly. But how do you make that distinction? Do you hack someones account and go into PMs? This rule is just sooooo dumb, I cannot begin to talk about it without feeling dumber... There is NO way to police this. And it just makes no sense... And I don't even tweet! lol Do you realize how many FB friends AB has? How many of those people does he know? How many can just post on his wall. "Cant wait to see you on campus buddy." Or "we love you at Penn State, get on some more guys." Or whatever. There is no way to police that kind of simple convo. Its generic and they would be stupid to go after it. I do agree with you in a sense that it can be used to come up with circumstantial evidence to bust suspected dirty boosters. "Let me know if there is anything you need"... But that is about it, additional evidence to add to someone already under investigation... But to flat out police all words and have that as the sole evidence to rely on??? Dumb. Dumb Dumb. And again, impossible to police. Everyone would have a claim. And every school would be in violation with no way to stop anyone. Not happening. And makes ZERO sense from an enforceability standpoint. Again, just want to be clear that I am not even a current "offender", and I put that word in quotes for an obvious reason. There is no offense here and this rule is absolutely ludicrous.
Any way you spin it, grown-ups communicating with high school kids that they've never met to try to get them to come to the school they cheer for is just creepy, in my opinion.
JoePa's Doghouse @RowlffDogg Reply Retweeted Favorite · Open
Ohio $tate is now running the spread and triple options. Notice how they aren't using the "read" option because they're all illiterate...
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wrong, a booster is one who supplies financial donations to a school.
While I agree, tweeting to players to come to a particular school is ehhh, shady, that doesn't make someone a booster. It's no different than on an official visit during a game, someone yells out "Hey Taylor, come to Penn State!"
Not according to the article being discussed. From http://www.ocolly.com/mobile/sports/social-media-allowing-fans-access-to-recruits-1.2848929
“As soon as you contact a recruit and try to persuade them to come to your school, you automatically become a booster because you are helping a recruit come to a specific institution,” Dyson said. “Boosters aren’t allowed to recruit prospective student-athletes."
Ben Dyson is Oklahoma State’s assistant athletic director of compliance.
But you have to have a significant connection to that institution.. Or else some random person could blatantly go after say tOSU recruits on twitter just to get tOSU in trouble..
Not that significant of a connection.
In your example though, the NCAA would theoretically investigate and find that the user was a non-OSU booster. Therefore, no sanctions would be handed down.
But as has been said, this would be like tax evasion was to catching Capone. It's a trap.
Exactly, but the rescources, time and money spent researching and tracking down 'trolls' would be huge..
Back on track here, it looks like Jake Plonski will be coming to B/W game:
"Just sent in my form for the Blue White Spring game at #PSU this weekend !!"
"Penn State has taken a lot of punches in the last six months and it's time to punch back" - BOB
If they want to nail a school, they only need to track down one person.
I'm not saying that they would start looking into these things as independent issues, but rather as an add-on. If they are pissed at PSU because of Sandusky, this is where they will go.
Dan Kinney @kinney92
@VHargreaves24 To quote a great man: http://youtu.be/hgEkCfpWU0o
Retweeted by Vernon Hargreaves
Dan Kinney must not of got the memo lol
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
Lol I thought of the same thing when I saw but I figured I would post it on here since Hargreaves actually retweeted it.
where does it end? Then can fanbases chant recruits names and urge them to attend their school at white outs? I think its an absurd rule and not enforceable at all.
This post was edited by Lang06 2 years ago
Absolute completely different scenarios. If you think the two are the same then I question your intelligence. There is a difference of a bunch of fans at a game chanting names, and specific people targeting these kids on personal twitter accounts. This has just as much to do with a kid not coming here as it does to the kids coming here.
It is enforceable if the NCAA really wants to. And I think the point is that if they have something against a school (like maybe you know...the JS scandal) that they can't use that against them directly they can find other ways. With technology the way it is these days, for better or worse, it would not be very difficult to trace a bunch of "Hey Adam, Come to PSU!" tweets back to individuals who happen to be season ticket holders. Its not farfetched. The moral of the story is leave the kids alone and no one will have anything to worry about. Whether its fair or not.
Guess we just will disagree. No difference in my opinion whether 10 psu seniors chant to the kid in person to come to PSU and the same kids hitting the kid up on twitter in his ear.
And what happens when the mid doesn't go there and people start harrassing the kid and threatening his life? Its happened. Or boosters start tweeting the kid? Same with FB. Its their personal accounts, follow them all you want. Do sit there and harrass these kids. They go to a game, fine, chant their names. That's awesome.
I personally wish Sean would put in a 10 day ban for any member caught tweeting these kids. Its just bad business sense on his part. But we all know he absolutely hates it as well.
In theory there is absolutely no difference between the effect of these two ways of communicating with a recruit. However, when you tweet you leave a record of your actions, in a crowd obviously you do not.
Twitter thread guys. Last couple pages have been severely slacking on tweets
This post was edited by Roaringlion 2 years ago
I agree, keep the posts tweets please.
“@evilbillobrien: If a Penguins or Flyers fan ever complain about Ted Roofs defense I don't even want to hear it after this”
evilBOB is hilarious.
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