BlackBerry major player in college recruiting

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Kelvin Sampson IU CoachThis one is for all the college sports fans out there. In seems that in the wake of potential recruiting infractions while head coach at Oklahoma University, Kelvin Sampson, now head coach of the Indiana University men’s basketball team (go Hoosiers!) has been using a BlackBerry to skirt NCAA regulations and keep in touch with potential recruits. This is because the NCAA has very few regulations on text messaging recruits.

You can text message him in class. You can text message him in practice. You can text message him at home, in the middle of the night, asking him to please-please-please call because, you know, if Coach calls the recruit it’s a violation, but not if the recruit calls Coach. If you’re thinking this is a loophole you could drive Rick Majerus through, you’re absolutely right.

While the fine folks at RIM would probably balk at their prized technology being used in such a shady fashion, this just goes to show how ubiquitous the BlackBerry has now become. When I was in high school, my basketball coach communicated to me by yelling. Loudly.

  • George

    Reminds me of when the Wallstreet folks would use their Blackberry PIN messaging capabilities to pass insider information.

  • George

    Reminds me of when the Wallstreet folks would use their Blackberry PIN messaging capabilities to pass insider information.

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?

  • Bruce

    Do you think the General owns a BlackBerry?