Tom Crean tweeting on Twitter

  • 04/18/2009 4:12 pm in

For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, which by this point shouldn’t be many of you, it’s a micro-blogging service that allows users to post short updates about what they’re doing. Everyone’s favorite basketball coach, Tom Crean, has apparently found the platform viable enough that’s he’s decided to enter the fray:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Coach Tom Crean wants to give you the chance to be informed with what is going on with him and the Indiana Hoosiers.

Keep yourself updated by visiting twitter.com/tomcrean.

So far, Crean has been tweeting several times per day and here’s a quick sampling:

Paul davis from msu and the clippers is trying 2 find the girl of his dreams on bravo. A indiana alum would never need a show 2 get a date

The Evans Scholars house on campus busted into the IU fight song when jeremiah and matt ran past. ITS INDIANA

Two quick observations: 1) Believe it or not, I actually caught Paul Davis on Millionaire Matchmaker or whatever the show is called. Incredibly awkward dude. 2) With the enormous growth Twitter is currently experiencing, I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more and more college coaches interacting with their respective fanbases, and indirectly with recruits, this way.

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  • are you sure thats not someone pretending to be him?

  • are you sure thats not someone pretending to be him?

  • JerryCT

    Twitter worries me about “interacting w recruits”. This is an example of how difficult it is for the NCAA to limit coach/recruit contact.

    So is a twitter a “call” or not ? How is it tracked ? How many are you allowed in a period to a recruit.

    I am no fan of Sampson but he was 75% railroaded by the NCAA. About 60 of the 120 illegal calls were associated with 3 players and many others were under 3 minutes and according to the NCAA rules should not have been fully counted. Nevermind that IU was one of maybe less than 10 schools that track ALL phone calls ( mybe UCONN will add this to their TO DO list ).

    So what are the rules on tweets and what is IU's position on it ?

  • JerryCT

    Twitter worries me about “interacting w recruits”. This is an example of how difficult it is for the NCAA to limit coach/recruit contact.

    So is a twitter a “call” or not ? How is it tracked ? How many are you allowed in a period to a recruit.

    I am no fan of Sampson but he was 75% railroaded by the NCAA. About 60 of the 120 illegal calls were associated with 3 players and many others were under 3 minutes and according to the NCAA rules should not have been fully counted. Nevermind that IU was one of maybe less than 10 schools that track ALL phone calls ( mybe UCONN will add this to their TO DO list ).

    So what are the rules on tweets and what is IU's position on it ?

  • Positive. Read the release on IU's Web Site.

  • Positive. Read the release on IU's Web Site.

  • Bryan

    My guess is that tweets are in the same no man's land that text messages are in. I remember reading an article about Sampson embracing text messages as a way to have extended contact with recruits since he was under sanctions at IU (of course, Kelvin chose to text and violate the sanctions, but that's another story).

    I'm pretty sure that the NCAA was going to add a rule to better govern text messages, if they've not already, but depending on the wording of the rule, from a legal standpoint, it might not cover twitter at all.

  • Bryan

    My guess is that tweets are in the same no man's land that text messages are in. I remember reading an article about Sampson embracing text messages as a way to have extended contact with recruits since he was under sanctions at IU (of course, Kelvin chose to text and violate the sanctions, but that's another story).

    I'm pretty sure that the NCAA was going to add a rule to better govern text messages, if they've not already, but depending on the wording of the rule, from a legal standpoint, it might not cover twitter at all.

  • I know this is a fake account, by why is it following the IDS news, Little 500, Tom Crean, and Me, and thats it?

    http://twitter.com/kelvinsampson

  • I know this is a fake account, by why is it following the IDS news, Little 500, Tom Crean, and Me, and thats it?

    http://twitter.com/kelvinsampson

  • elling2008

    We had someone always use the username “Kelvin Sampson” during the live game blogs

  • elling2008

    We had someone always use the username “Kelvin Sampson” during the live game blogs

  • elling2008

    We had someone always use the username “Kelvin Sampson” during the live game blogs