(Ed Note: This article appears courtesy our friends at Run The Floor, Bloguin's college basketball home. RTF focuses on analyzing the college game through tempo free stats, but also features some of the more interesting stories and videos from the sport. Like this bizarre news about the University of Washington reprimanding a beat reporter for tweeting too much. Yes, tweeting too much.)
Todd Dybas, a reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune and a contributor to SI.com, was reprimanded by the University of Washington on Sunday during the Huskies 85-63 win over Loyola (MD). Did he leave the area to which the press is restricted? Did he eat too much free food? Was he openly cheering for the visiting team? Talking too loud on his phone? Nope, he tweeted too much.
It turns out that the university has a policy which only allows credentialed media to send 20 tweets during a basketball game. And the university "reserves all actions against Credential Holder, including but not limited to the revocation of the credential. UW and its designated personnel shall be the final authority on whether a Credential Holder or Credential Entity is following the Live Coverage Policy."
In other words, they monitor your tweets. And count them on a clicker.