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Coaches can now engage with recruits on social media

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Predictably, this was abused by some.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! ICYMI, yesterday marked the first day of a new rule that allows coaches to like, favorite, retweet, etc. their recruiting targets on social media. Essentially, they're allowed to confirm the recruitment of the player. But you knew that was never going to happen.

Some coaches - mostly in the ranks of big-time football - took the opportunity to just smash that retweet button. Lane Kiffin predictably used the opportunity to troll Tennessee.

Interesting to me, is that the Villanova Basketball staff took no action (though they do "follow" all their targets and have for a while). The Football staff did though, retweeting their verbals' commitment tweets. That's a good example of using the rule as it was designed.

And now, the "news."

Coaches responded to an NCAA rule change by retweeting recruits hundreds of times | SBNation.com
Under a new NCAA rule, coaches can retweet recruits’ tweets. And they did so Monday morning. Hundreds of times.

NCAA coaches can now like and retweet recruits, which will be a disaster
NCAA coaches can now retweet and like tweets from potential recruits and share them on their social media feeds.

Is Pennsylvania's best prospect a lock to stay home at Villanova? | ESPN
Villanova seemingly has all the advantages in its recruitment of five-star wing Lonnie Walker. The biggest one: Walker (No. 14 in ESPN 100) is from Reading, Pa., about an hour from the Wildcats’ campus.

Villanova DE Tanoh Kpassagnon lands on STATS Preseason All-America Team | CAA Football
Kpassagnon was one of 13 players from the CAA to make the list.

Foul trouble as defined by players | The kenpom.com blog
We’ve looked at how coaches define foul trouble and got an idea of how each active coach deviates from the norm. Now it’s time to find out how players define trouble.

Big 12 TV partners push back on expansion | SportsBusiness Journal
ESPN and Fox Sports believe that expansion with schools from outside the power five conferences will water down the Big 12 and make it less valuable, not more, sources said. But the Big 12 is financially motivated to add more teams. A clause in the conference’s media deals stipulate that if the Big 12 expands, it would receive pro rata increases in its rights fees.

TCU Source: Big 12 Expansion Is Complicated at Best | Frogs O' War
After speaking with a TCU administration official, it's clear Big 12 expansion has more road blocks than some may believe.