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"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.

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…

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…

Great Moments In NCAA Hypocrisy: How Penn State Defended Its Integrity, Seven Years After It Sold Out (Updated)

There is too much amazing material in Taylor Branch's Atlantic piece about the NCAA for us to handle it all at once, so we're just going to keep pulling shiny gems from the treasure trove whenever a new one catches our eye. So: The piece begins with a scene in 2001 where legendary shoe-company fixer Sonny Vaccaro…

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Your Study Guide To The Atlantic's Massive, Withering Story About The Wretchedness Of The NCAA

If you read one piece of sports journalism this week, it should be The Atlantic magazine's huge cover story by Taylor Branch, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning civil rights historian. Branch isn't doing much new by calling out the NCAA as a morally defective institution—a "classic cartel...[that] presides over a vast,…