Twitter CEO and Michigan grad Dick Costollo technically committed a minor NCAA infraction when he congratulated George Campbell on his inclusion in the 2015 class: http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/twitter-ceo-reaches-out-to-michigan-recuit-in-possible-ncaa-violation-072913
Minor NCAA infraction committed by Twitter CEO
What would we do with out the NCAA?
and I had the same thought about them...what would we do without them?
I suspect we get the Death Penalty for our sins.
Meanwhile SEC be all SEC'n.
Well we'd deserve it now wouldnt we? First all that extra stretching going on and now THIS!!!!!!
Clearly those guys at Michigan have not learned their lesson and need to be punished more severely.
It will be self imposed.
4 year bowl ban and -10 scholarships/year.
They'd have been better off with just giving Campbell wads of cash.
Should DB fight this or just take the scholarship reductions and post season ban?
Edit: Well played trueblue and dudeness.
If the NCAA even mentions this we must bombard them puplicly with pictures of SEC recruits waving cash around and stories of police stations covering up videos of players slapping drunk bitches.
I thought this was Michigan.
NCAA will probably prioritize this over the Dee Liner money photo.
Nobody tell the Freep.
Almost every school would have to report thousands of these with the stuff that goes on Twitter these days. The only reason this is making news is because he is the CEO of Twitter.
For example, the guy whose name is on the Notre Dame School of Business (Tom Mendoza) tweets and follows Notre Dame players. Coincidentally, it is also the major for a large percentage of ND football players. His last 5 tweets are all to Notre Dame football players.
Recruits or players?
this is an important point. It's not an NCAA recruiting violation for boosters to be in contact with current players. However, the nature of the relationship could be a violation. Just tweeting? No harm there. Providing phony jobs and meals and transportation? Definite foul.
The only point I was making was that any season ticket holder or donor who tweets at a recruit is committing a violation (which happens all the time). The only reason these specific guys make news is because of their position in life. Nothing will come of this.
Are You Tweeting HS Football Recuits? Yes / No
No - You're fine
Yes - Are you a season ticket holder? Yes / No
No - You're not an official booster, so you haven't violated any rules, but you're still creepy. Stop Tweeting.
Yes - You are an official booster. Stop Tweeting.
TOO HAPPY TO CARE
Espn and yahoo will do a story on this it wont end well.
just in case takes it literally /sarcasm
Having the Twitter CEO tweeting at our recruits is probably worth every bit of punishment we get for it (which will likely be none). I bet Campbell thought that was pretty awesome, and other recruits will too now that it's so public. Good reason for Hoke to bring up that the Twitter CEO is an M grad.
I know...overrated. But pretty cool that CEO of twitter is a Michigan alum.
If anything comes out of this because of one word, I'm gonna... Do nothing because I really have no choice but to put up with the douchey NCAA
You know you're on fire when even your "minor infractions" are good publicity.
All this story does is spotlight the fact that the CEO of a company that revolutionized media is a Michigan alum. That's a lot better than all other infractions everyone hears about that involve slimy agents, pay-for-play, strippers, etc...
Your post implies that the NCAA has some sort of no-stripper policy. If true, I can no longer support such an institution.
Won't Dick Costolo think of the children!?!
Dick Costolo thinking of the children is exactly what got us into this mess!!!
Miami boosters allegedly paid cash to players, Auburn probably paid a big chunk of cash to Cam Newton, Oregon straight up paid AND ADMITTED to paying a guy to help send recruits from Texas to Oregon. Nothing happened to any of them
BUT SHAME ON US if an alum/booster says "amazing" in the general direction of a commit. I hope the O'Bannon lawsuit wins. Freakin A the NCAA sucks
Well, Oregon got punished. Not a crazy punishment by any means, but you can't so nothing happened to them.
You almost literally could not punish them less for a team that can typically offer 85 scholarships a year
I can't remember the last year Michigan was at the 85 scholarship limit. I think we have been at 82 scholarships and under since the Rich Rod era. I think this was around the time oversigning became more publicized and people started tracking yearly scholarships. Between transfers, career ending injuries, and dismissals, a lot of schools usually end up a couple scholarships below the limit unless they are oversigning on a regular basis.
Guy looks pretty young...when did people stop going by Dick?
All my friends call me "Dick."
Which seems really odd to me, since that's not my first name.