Week6O “NCAA Bans Instagram Filters for College Coaches [UPDATED]”


When it comes to the NCAA and recruiting there is a whole book on rules and violations. Searching the web the other day i stumbled upon this little excerpt describing how coachs are inviolation of the recruiting process if they send a recruit a picture of anything, for instance the facility, the campus, or anything to do with the college/university. Looking at it in a quick glance i was assuming that ment that we were unable to recieve photos, which are quite common now, but the post lays out the quidelines when it comes to this. In one instance the blog had a Q and A and one of the questions stated how to go about this…

Question:May a coach take a photo and use software (e.g., Instagram, Photoshop, Camera Awesome, Camera+,) to enhance the content of the photo (e.g., changed color of photo to sepia tones or add content to the photograph), and send it to a prospective student-athlete as an attachment it to an email or direct social media message?

Answer: No, a photograph that has been altered or staged for a recruiting purpose cannot be sent to a prospective student-athlete”

The photos can not be altered in any way for the purpose of accuiring that student athlete to join your team. Coming from a small D3 school I wouldnt picture a coach altering a photo just to get my attention or pursuade me more to go to that school, i feel at the lower lever the coach would be more straight forward with you and about the facilities and campus as my coach was, but in the D1 and D2 levels when it comes down to the best players in the nation and schools competing against their rivials for the same recruit to help them win a national championship it does come to my attention that some recruiters will do anything possible to get those athletes there.


2 thoughts on “Week6O “NCAA Bans Instagram Filters for College Coaches [UPDATED]”

  1. I find it so interesting that this would even be a problem with the NCAA. This idea shocks me that Instagram would even have to be considered when it comes to coaching and recruiting. To me it seems that coaches would be using Instagram to make there team or school look better to a recruit to convince that, that student athlete needs to go to there school. Instagram is such a new social networking site that I find it so crazy that it has become this big of an issue already. I believe that coaches should not be using instagram in the first place to help them gain recruits its is a line that should not be crossed.

  2. kennydwc7 says:

    This seems to be something about not being able to lie to potential incoming students. One can edit a photo to look completely different. Maybe add a person here or enhance the colors there and all of a sudden the coach just made a whole new picture. This shouldn’t be done anyway because its deception. I can understand where they come from, like you said about getting the student there any way you can, but morally one should not try to make their school/facility look better than they actually are. For the big schools however, they get free advertising through the broadcast of athletic events. Say a recruit watches an Alabama football game and experiences how it would be to play in front of those fans and in the stadium they have. Then he watches another game and sees better fans and a better stadium and he then wants to go there. The recruits have an understanding of the facilities they get to work in. Also with all of the money that these large schools have they can probably fly in the recruits for a personal tour of the school anyway. Regardless of how recruiting takes place, pictures should never be altered and sent to recruits in hopes of them becoming a student there.

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