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NCAA passes text-messaging ban

College coaches will have to recruit the old-fashioned way next year: The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) board of directors approved a ban April 26 to eliminate all text messages from coaches to recruits beginning in August--though the board left open the possibility of revisiting that decision as early as 2008. "One of the abuses that was described to us were text messages from a coach to a player saying, 'Call me,'" Division I Vice President David Berst said on a conference call. (eSchool News)

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