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NCAA opts to uphold ban on text messaging recruits

Updated: January 12, 2008, 9:01 PM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- OMG U must B kidding.

Nope, we're not kidding at all.

College coaches can ditch the splints for their opposable thumbs. Text messaging recruits went away with a whimper at the NCAA Convention on Saturday.

Or more appropriately, a frowned-faced emoticon.

In an overwhelming vote at Saturday's convention, the Division I membership decided to uphold a proposal that forbids coaches from text messaging recruits, with 78 percent ...

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