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NCAA won't overturn text messaging ban on recruiting

Updated: August 9, 2007, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- College coaches must keep recruiting the old-fashioned way -- for now.

The NCAA's board of directors took no action Thursday toward overriding a text messaging ban it approved in April, simply sending it back to the membership for another vote at January's annual NCAA convention. Until then, the rule that went into effect Aug. 1 will remain in place.

"The proposals were discussed in April and the board of directors followed the advice of student-athletes ...

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