The Year In Deadspin's Coverage Of The Overzealous Policing Of Student-Athletes

It's a great time to be a college athlete. Well, at least it is if being a college athlete is supposed to be a whole lot like being an East German. We learned a great deal in 2012 about the Kollege Kops, and their experiments with emerging technologies. We hope we don't see them nearly as much next year. But, lo,… »12/27/12 12:15pm12/27/12 12:15pm


Auburn Has A Private Security Firm Enforcing Players' Nightly Curfews

College football players are men. They're at least 18, so they can vote, they can serve in the armed forces, they can smoke, and they can roam the streets of America until all hours, doing whatever it is college kids do, so long as they don't do anything illegal. But not at Auburn, where the program has contracted a… »11/08/12 12:00pm11/08/12 12:00pm

Kentucky Monitors Athletes' Social Media Accounts For Sports Agents' Names

Just in case you thought the whole creepy social media monitoring thing was starting to die down, it's not. Back in May, we got a glimpse into LSU's use of a social media monitoring company called UDiligence, where athletes were already being monitored for the use of hundreds of hilarious trigger words related to… »8/20/12 7:06pm8/20/12 7:06pm

"Ass Ranger" To "Zoomies": The Complete List Of Things College Athletes Can't Say On Social Media

For much more about companies that monitor college athletes on social media, read our main story. »5/24/12 2:31pm5/24/12 2:31pm

This is the master spreadsheet for trigger words that UDiligence, a social-media monitoring service, provides to all its client universities. (We obtained the spreadsheet from LSU through an open records request.). In… »5/24/12 2:31pm5/24/12 2:31pm

Don't Say "Colt 45" Or "Pearl Necklace": How To Avoid Being Busted By The Facebook Cops Of College Sports

In March, we learned a little about the cottage industry that has sprung up around monitoring the Twitter and Facebook accounts of college athletes. Six of the schools that appeared in this year's men's Elite Eight have contracts with companies that track what the athletes are doing on social media. So do other major… »5/24/12 2:30pm5/24/12 2:30pm