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Coaches: Text-message ban is a misguided overreaction

Originally Published: August 22, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The NCAA board of directors' decision earlier this month to continue the ban on text messaging was expected, even though the decision was sent back to the NCAA membership for review.

The immediate reaction amongst coaches, however, was that they had to go back to the dark ages of e-mails, handwritten letters and even, gasp, phone calls. Assistants and younger head coaches are still adamant that text messaging is the way to go to communicate with today's youth.

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