NCAA to review text messaging legislation

^AP-NCAA: Text Messages

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The N-C-A-A will reconsider three rules at
its August ninth board of directors meeting, including one that
bans coaches from sending text messages to recruits.
The board could reaffirm the text messaging decision, reject the
decision or create new legislation. Current rules place no
restrictions on text messaging with recruits.
The new rule is scheduled to take effect August first. Should
the board make changes, the rule would be rescinded. If it is
affirmed, the rule would remain in place until a January vote at
the organization's annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
Many of the schools that appealed the original legislation said
they favored some text messaging restrictions but not an outright
ban.
The board also will consider override requests on rules that
limit roster size and financial aid available for college baseball
teams and date changes for the men's and women's golf seasons.
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