New texting rules from NCAA about to take effect

Text messages were outlawed by the NCAA five years ago.

Text messages will begin appearing on the cell-phone screens of men’s college basketball recruits starting June 15, after a new NCAA rule takes effect allowing college coaches to send unlimited text messages to players who have completed their sophomore year of high school.

Coaches also will be able to make unlimited calls to those recruits under the new legislation.

A move aimed at weeding out superfluous bylaws in the NCAA manual, the game-changing measure is a departure from current rules that forbid communication via text and limit coaches to one phone call per recruit in a month.…Read More