Coaches, colleges explore new frontier
Coaches and conferences tap into online social networks for recruiting, exposure
Editor's note: This is the first story in a four-part series examining the impact of online social networks on college athletics.
John Calipari remembers the first time he heard the word "Twitter."
He was in Indianapolis a couple of months ago with Indiana coach Tom Crean, and Crean was showing him his Twitter page and some of his "tweets."
"I thought he was crazy," Calipari said.
Not surprising, considering Calipari is a bit of a technophobe. He said he owns a computer ...
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Social Networking And College Athletics
Online social networks are changing the way people communicate. As college athletics embraces and explores this new phenomenon, its potential benefits -- and pitfalls -- are becoming evident.