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Watch Your Field Hockey Updates, Buddy

You might remember the NCAA's idiotic decision to ban live-blogging from the press box during the College World Series last year. Well, they've adjusted the policy a bit this year ... in a pretty hilarious way.


Via Scott's Shots, we proudly present the ingenious new regulations on press box blogging from the NCAA. (PDF) They're letting you post from the press box ... but only occasionally.

Seriously, check out these limitations on how often blogs can be "updated":

Fall Sports
Soccer: Five times per half; one at halftime
Field Hockey: Five times per half; one at halftime
Volleyball: Three per Competition; one in between Competitions
Football: Three per quarter; one at halftime
Cross Country: Ten per day/session
Men's Water Polo: Three per quarter; one at the halftime

Winter Sports
Ice Hockey: Three per period - one in between (includes overtime)
Basketball: Five times per half; one at halftime; two times per overtime period
Wrestling: Ten per session
Indoor Track and Field: Ten per day/session
Swimming and Diving: Ten per day/session
Bowling: Ten per day/session
Gymnastics: Ten per session

Brilliant! God, what we wouldn't give to see the beleaguered NCAA staffer chasing down reporters trying to live blog the bowling championships. "You just tapped in your eighth update, mister ... you got two left. So MAKE THEM COUNT."

NCAA Blogging Policy [PDF]

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