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If he does actually make any 'tweets' this season, it could be pretty entertaining .... :cool:

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Geno may start tweeting tonight but his player's will stop tweeting. According to John A, it appears CD's rules have been amended: "players announcing they are tweeting last tweets before habit is banned during the season." No tweeting during the season! I fear Geno and CD may have just reduced the number of potential recruits interested in UConn by about 90%! LOL
 

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IF Geno tweets, it would seem that the players would also be able to tweet. Unless the tweet account is in Geno's name, but someone in the WBB office is doing the tweeting.
 
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Geno may start tweeting tonight but his player's will stop tweeting. According to John A, it appears CD's rules have been amended: "players announcing they are tweeting last tweets before habit is banned during the season." No tweeting during the season! I fear Geno and CD may have just reduced the number of potential recruits interested in UConn by about 90%! LOL

I agree, this is definitely a dumb rule! God help us all, Diamond will be a lady vol.
 
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I agree, this is definitely a dumb rule! God help us all, Diamond will be a lady vol.

Geno tweeted his first tweet.
Almost immediately afterwards Chris Elliott tweeted that Geno thought Twitter was the biggest waste of time for the human race.

Yep, definitely going to be entertaining!
 

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I agree, this is definitely a dumb rule! God help us all, Diamond will be a lady vol.

Not so sure it's so dumb. Plenty of restrictions on college athletes using social media. Some of it is a safety issue -- stalking much? Some of it is protecting them from the effects of saying something thoughtless and it getting blown up in national coverage (Cappie anyone?). As scholarship recipients, I believe the University has some say on what they can and cant do vis a vis conduct unbecoming etc.
 

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TJI I agree... can you imagine what may be said after a game (esp. a loss) and how we'll read into!
 
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Not so sure it's so dumb. Plenty of restrictions on college athletes using social media. Some of it is a safety issue -- stalking much? Some of it is protecting them from the effects of saying something thoughtless and it getting blown up in national coverage (Cappie anyone?). As scholarship recipients, I believe the University has some say on what they can and cant do vis a vis conduct unbecoming etc.
On the money.

It's not Twitter or 'social media" that's the problem, but some folks' unawareness or indifference that they are giving up their privacy. It seems some don't much value privacy anymore. Perhaps, that will lead to a better world, but it sure doesn't feel that way for the older generation.

And, if you are someone in 'the public eye,' then you expose yourself to multitudes of judgments about anything you reveal. What you reveal can and will be twisted to fit the agendas of various factions. Nobody, let along college kids, can possibly vet everything they write for cyberspace. No one has lawyers and PR people going over every statement to eliminate the opportunity for others to parse and mis interpret even the most benign words. Basketball players don't need the distraction of such crap, though I think some BYers find it serves as recreation.

I hope there's no ban on Huskies following the BY, though. Think of all the great advice they'd be missing!
 
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