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Facebook, Twitter, and Message Boards

Many internet websites dedicated to reporting on the Badgers contain message boards and chat rooms as well as recruiting information on prospective student-athletes.

According to the NCAA, representatives of athletics interests (including, but not limited to, members of the Badger Fund) are prohibited from making in-person, on-campus or off-campus recruiting contacts, or written or telephone communication with a prospect or the prospect's relatives or guardians. All forms of electronic communication by a representative of athletics interests with a prospect are considered recruiting correspondence. Therefore, exchanging messages through facebook, twitter, or any other online message board with a prospective student-athlete is not permissible.

If a representative of athletics interests engages in recruiting correspondence with a prospect, it could adversely impact the UW's ability to recruit that individual and could also affect the prospect's future eligibility to compete for the Badgers. Prior to engaging in any form of communication with a prospective student-athlete, please remember to contact the UW Compliance Office.

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