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Score one for the Luddites as NCAA nixes texting

Updated: April 27, 2007, 9:30 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Give a coach a video terminal and he will get to work. Put him at practice, give him a whistle, and unless you want to run until you puke, get out of the way. Coaches love competition, and every last one of them understands how much preparation a good performance demands.

So how in the name of all that is Cingular did coaches lose the right to text message recruits? The NCAA Division I Board of Directors voted Thursday to end the practice, effective Aug. 1. The board didn't vote to control ...

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