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Get your fax straight

How a forgotten office relic still plays a crucial role in college football recruiting

Updated: February 2, 2011, 2:11 AM ET
By Kevin Collier | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Feb. 7, 2011, issue of ESPN The Magazine.

ON FEB. 2, 2011 -- also known as National Signing Day -- thousands of college football recruits will autograph letters of intent, committing to schools across the country. The majority will transmit those signed documents by fax machines, unpredictable devils of office equipment that have been known to wreak havoc on well-laid plans. "You can imagine the panic when your fax machine doesn't work," says Rutgers ...

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