INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The NCAA's Division One management council is backing a ban that would prevent coaches from sending text messages to recruits under a rule change backed by an NCAA
Unlike restrictions on phone calls and in-person visits, there
are no coach limits on text messaging.
The text message ban was proposed by the Ivy League amid
concerns from school officials and athletes about privacy and the
cost recruits sometimes bear for the text messages.
The chairwoman of the Division One student-athletic advisory
council says athletes are backing the ban.
The change will be considered for final approval by the Division
One Board of Directors during its April 26th meeting.