NCAA suspends rule change on texts

Recruiting deregulation is officially on hold.

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has suspended rule changes passed in January that would have allowed unlimited electronic communication -- including text messaging -- from college coaches to football recruits.

Text messaging has been banned in college football recruiting since 2007.

At its meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday, the board adopted the March recommendations of the Rules Working Group after several of the proposals, designed to create a more meaningful and enforceable NCAA rule book, were met with widespread criticism by the college and high school coaching communities.

In March, Proposal 13-3 received more than 75 override requests from NCAA membership, mandating a review by the board.

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