Those Silly NCAA Live-Blogging Rules

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Just in case you're one of the lucky (or unlucky) few that have to attend the games this week/weekend you might need a refresher on those NCAA live-blogging rules. Here they are again via Eye On Sports Media....

NCAA Blogging Policy

Each Credential Holder (including television, Internet, new media, and print publications) has the privilege to blog (e.g., real-time or time delayed journal entries) during competition through the Credential Entity. Any blog representing an NCAA championship must submit the appropriate link to ncaasports.com Blog Central. In return, all media entities entering a blog must post the ncaasports.com logo/link on their site. All blogs must be free of charge to readers. All must adhere to the conditions and limitations of this NCAA Blogging Policy.

A blog description includes in-Competition updates on score and time remaining in competition as well as description of the championship and competition taken place during the given time. The NCAA and its designated championship personnel shall be the final authority about whether a Credential Holder or Credential Entity is following the NCAA Blogging Policy.

The following is the NCAA’s policy for the number of blogs allowed during a Competition or Session (i.e., where more than one contest takes place under the same admission ticket). They apply to all sports listed and are applicable to both genders.

Winter Sports
Ice Hockey: Three per period – one in between (includes overtime)
Basketball: Five times per half; one at halftime; two times per overtime period
Wrestling: Ten per session
Indoor Track and Field: Ten per day/session
Swimming and Diving: Ten per day/session
Bowling: Ten per day/session
Gymnastics: Ten per session
That's right you horrible bloggers! Only 11 total updates per game!!! I love how clueless the NCAA governing board is. It's comical. Lucky for you those rules don't apply to AA.

Remember Those NCAA Blogging Rules This Week (Eye On Sports Media)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:41 AM

3 Comments:

Did the NCAA change their name to NCCA or is there something you've read that I haven't?

ssreporters said...
Mar 20, 2008, 11:03:00 AM  

Well, there goes the heart and soul of my proposed college bowling blog.

Willmott said...
Mar 20, 2008, 12:03:00 PM  

11 times per game seems like a reasonable compromise.

Daniel said...
Mar 20, 2008, 4:56:00 PM  

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