Do not tweet at recruits

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ml wave wrote:
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windywave wrote:Also it may be against the rules.
Troy Dannen retweeted the flowchart from Tulane Compliance. I think any of us who contribute to TAF absolutely should not tweet at recruits. It's probably best if NONE OF US does so, as the NCAA may decide that purchasing tickets makes one a booster in the event that they want to make an example out of someone.
I don't tweet at recruits, but you're delusional if you think the NCAA cares. Please go look at the twitter page of any recruit that has offers from an SEC school or Ohio State, etc. They often retweet stuff "fans" ask them to, and I'd guarantee these fans donate money to the school. A lot of the kids love it, and eat up the attention.
Yeah, that's pretty silly. They let actual "cheating" go without punishment, they're definitely not cracking down on twitter.
All it takes is one person with an agenda to make it an issue. It's better not to provide such people with the rope they will later use to hang you.

Many players and their families have accepted bribes from agents and continue to do so. However, all it took was one person with an agenda to open the door for the NCAA to absolutely screw USC over.
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algirau wrote:Im 27 so not far removed. Im also in New Orleans.

This is the whole point of twitter, immediate interaction. Get off your high horse.

I tweeted Mark Cuban before and got a response. You all need to relax. If you don't agree with how to use Twitter then don't. But don't bash others for using "social media". Its the 21st century.

Im not advocating harassment but get a grip or get off social media. I prefer to contibute to social media and the digital universe and not just be a passive consumer like 98% of the world.


Are we recruiting Mark Cuban?

A little small & slow and I think he bought his 4 stars.

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Are we recruiting Mark Cuban?
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We should be he could pay for an IPF with petty cash.
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Sophandros wrote:
ml wave wrote:
FW wrote:
Sophandros wrote:
windywave wrote:Also it may be against the rules.
Troy Dannen retweeted the flowchart from Tulane Compliance. I think any of us who contribute to TAF absolutely should not tweet at recruits. It's probably best if NONE OF US does so, as the NCAA may decide that purchasing tickets makes one a booster in the event that they want to make an example out of someone.
I don't tweet at recruits, but you're delusional if you think the NCAA cares. Please go look at the twitter page of any recruit that has offers from an SEC school or Ohio State, etc. They often retweet stuff "fans" ask them to, and I'd guarantee these fans donate money to the school. A lot of the kids love it, and eat up the attention.
Yeah, that's pretty silly. They let actual "cheating" go without punishment, they're definitely not cracking down on twitter.
All it takes is one person with an agenda to make it an issue. It's better not to provide such people with the rope they will later use to hang you.

Many players and their families have accepted bribes from agents and continue to do so. However, all it took was one person with an agenda to open the door for the NCAA to absolutely hose USC over.
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algirau wrote:The inherent risk that I will acknowledge is that he might get "turned off". However, I think it is more probable that he will agree with (or at least is already considering) the obvious facts that were in my tweet.

Calculated risk. So sue me. Im an entrepreneur, my life is a calculated risk.
Except it isn't our place, nor our business, to choose to take that calculated risk.

Not tweeting at high school athletes isn't being adverse to the modern era, its simply knowing right from wrong.

There are a HOST of reasons you shouldn't tweet at them and not a single (good) reason why you should.
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Now that we've jumped the Prof, I say that this tiresome display of piety (everyone playing right/wrong card) can be locked and stay up both as a warning and as a reminder that Tulane would rather its fans not tweet recruits directly. The practice of doing so is tacky, not illegal, nor is it immoral.
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long green wrote:Now that we've jumped the Prof, I say that this tiresome display of piety (everyone playing right/wrong card) can be locked and stay up both as a warning and as a reminder that Tulane would rather its fans not tweet recruits directly. The practice of doing so is tacky, not illegal, nor is it immoral.
I didn't say immoral. It's not immoral. I'm not on a high horse. Wrong doesn't say immoral. Wrong says you shouldn't do it. That there are good reasons not to do it. Reasons such as Tulane says they don't want you to do it. The NCAA doesn't want you to do it. it isn't our business to try to change the life decisions of minors we don't even know. Being a fan doesnt make one an active participant, not everything in life gets to be something you have an active enrollment in. And a whole host of other reasons.

Every reason "to" do it has to do with the person choosing to do it. Every reason "not" to do it has to do with the school, the player, the head coach, other fans, parents, essentially how it impacts the rest of the world. That should say something about if you should or should not do it.

You aren't awful if you do. And you certainly aren't immoral. But you're still "wrong" to do it.
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Yeah, and can we get back to filing our team with quality young men. Be good to hear some recruiting news today. Hint, hint...

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The article is shocking. I can't believe Rutgers has boosters or anybody that actually cares about their program.

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NJwave wrote:

The article is shocking. I can't believe Rutgers has boosters or anybody that actually cares about their program.
Booster club meeting?


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A couple of boosters like those would take care of the nimby issue. We could use a little pressure in the right places.

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Some of the responses in this thread are great examples of reactance.
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Probably good practice just not to tweet at any underage boys.
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QuarterbackU wrote:Probably good practice just not to tweet at any underage boys.

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QuarterbackU wrote:Probably good practice just not to tweet at any underage boys.
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Now there's somene who calls himself "Tulane Sports", who has nothing to do with Tulane, tweeting out misinformation and old information. Tulane should shut him down for trademark violation.

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GSx wrote:Now there's somene who calls himself "Tulane Sports", who has nothing to do with Tulane, tweeting out misinformation and old information. Tulane should shut him down for trademark violation.
If they won't shut down those who pass themselves off as "The University of Louisiana," why would you expect them to shut down this jerk?

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Roller wrote:
GSx wrote:Now there's somene who calls himself "Tulane Sports", who has nothing to do with Tulane, tweeting out misinformation and old information. Tulane should shut him down for trademark violation.
If they won't shut down those who pass themselves off as "The University of Louisiana," why would you expect them to shut down this jerk?
Tulane expressly gave USL permission to rebrand as UL-L. Huge difference. That said, it's petty and beneath us to talk about that, or quite frankly, them.
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Sophandros wrote:
ml wave wrote:
FW wrote:
Sophandros wrote:
windywave wrote:Also it may be against the rules.
Troy Dannen retweeted the flowchart from Tulane Compliance. I think any of us who contribute to TAF absolutely should not tweet at recruits. It's probably best if NONE OF US does so, as the NCAA may decide that purchasing tickets makes one a booster in the event that they want to make an example out of someone.
I don't tweet at recruits, but you're delusional if you think the NCAA cares. Please go look at the twitter page of any recruit that has offers from an SEC school or Ohio State, etc. They often retweet stuff "fans" ask them to, and I'd guarantee these fans donate money to the school. A lot of the kids love it, and eat up the attention.
Yeah, that's pretty silly. They let actual "cheating" go without punishment, they're definitely not cracking down on twitter.
All it takes is one person with an agenda to make it an issue. It's better not to provide such people with the rope they will later use to hang you.

Many players and their families have accepted bribes from agents and continue to do so. However, all it took was one person with an agenda to open the door for the NCAA to absolutely hose USC over.
A couple of years ago, there was a "fan" that tweeted a highly rated player we were recruiting about the upside of coming to Tulane. After the kid committed elsewhere, this "fan" decided to castigate the player about what a big mistake the kid was making. Crap like - He will never start, not play until he was a R-JR, only play special teams, the education sucked, he would regret this decision for the rest of his life. The player blocked our fan and within 24 hours, our "fan" deleted all the offending tweets (apparently, Compliance sent the "fan" a note). But deleting a tweet is like herding cats.

Later I spoke with our coach recruiting the player and he said we still had a chance with the kid. The asinine tweets did not lose the player. But it did not help.

Of course, the "fan" bragged about his delusional victory...

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Sophandros wrote:Tulane expressly gave USL permission to rebrand as UL-L. Huge difference. That said, it's petty and beneath us to talk about that, or quite frankly, them.
As fans, we were never polled.

But we were shafted.

Now, I guess I need to PhotoShop my diploma.

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Sophandros wrote:
Roller wrote:
GSx wrote:Now there's somene who calls himself "Tulane Sports", who has nothing to do with Tulane, tweeting out misinformation and old information. Tulane should shut him down for trademark violation.
If they won't shut down those who pass themselves off as "The University of Louisiana," why would you expect them to shut down this jerk?
When was this?
Tulane expressly gave USL permission to rebrand as UL-L. Huge difference. That said, it's petty and beneath us to talk about that, or quite frankly, them.
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Roller wrote:
Sophandros wrote:Tulane expressly gave USL permission to rebrand as UL-L. Huge difference. That said, it's petty and beneath us to talk about that, or quite frankly, them.
As fans, we were never polled.

But we were shafted.

Now, I guess I need to PhotoShop my diploma.
It's really not that big of a deal. My diploma also says The Tulane University of Louisiana. I don't lose sleep over ULL. The history is still there and will never go away.

It does absolutely no good whatsoever to obsess over this.
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windywave wrote:
Sophandros wrote:
Roller wrote:
GSx wrote:Now there's somene who calls himself "Tulane Sports", who has nothing to do with Tulane, tweeting out misinformation and old information. Tulane should shut him down for trademark violation.
If they won't shut down those who pass themselves off as "The University of Louisiana," why would you expect them to shut down this jerk?
When was this?
Tulane expressly gave USL permission to rebrand as UL-L. Huge difference. That said, it's petty and beneath us to talk about that, or quite frankly, them.
It happened when they rebranded. They had to ask our permission to do so and we granted it. For years they were part of the University of Louisiana system, but that system had no flagship, due to the LSU contingency in the state legislature. Finally, they were allowed to be named the flagship school of the system, but that required our approval. We granted it.

If anything, we should be happy as this sticks it to LSU.
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I think a shakeup is coming but we'll do okay out of it. Lose some, win some.
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