North Carolina State freshman Taylor Moseley is an avid basketball fan.
So much so he recently pitched in to help the Wolfpack recruit the nation's number one prospect using Facebook. With over 700 members strong, Moseley pleaded his online case to N.C. State recruit, John Wall, by starting a group entitled, 'John Wall PLEASE come to NC STATE!!!!' National basketball signing day is this week.
Unfortunately, the NCAA does not support Moseley's zeal.
According to AP writer Justin Pope, the NCAA says such sites, and dozens more like them wooing Wall and other top recruits, violate its rules. More than just cheerleading boards, the NCAA says the sites are an attempt to influence the college choice of a recruit.
Moseley got a cease and desist letter from N.C. State's compliance director, Michelle Lee, warning of "further action" if he failed to comply.
Is the NCAA simply out of touch with the realities of online access and transfer of information control, or are they right to attempt to keep a level playing field in the high stakes game of college athletics?
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