NCAA releases blogging policy

Still no Sioux sports to talk about, so another installment of “A day in the life of running a college athletics website”.

Readers may remember the controversy last summer when the NCAA threw a newspaper reporter out of the College World Series for blogging from the press box. The NCAA has finally clarified its position on blogging as part of its new Conditions on Media Credentials.

NCAA Blogging Policy (PDF from

By my interpretation, Credentialed media must follow rules including the following at NCAA championship events (selected highlights):

  • Any blog must link to Blog Central
  • All blogs must post an NCAA logo/link
  • All blogs must be free
  • Any representations (picture, video, audio, drawing) of an NCAA championship can only be used by Internet media entities within a 24-hour period following the competition and cannot exceed 3 minutes in length
  • The maximum number of blog entries allowed is restricted by sport, e.g.:
    • Football: Three per quarter; one at halftime
    • Hockey: Three per period — one in between (includes overtime)
    • Baseball: One every inning (includes extra innings)
    • Swimming: Ten per day/session

Note that score/time updates do count as blog entries.

2 thoughts on “NCAA releases blogging policy”

  1. The NCAA has never met a situation it couldn’t regulate nor seen a rule it didn’t like. But Fighting Sioux fans already know that.

  2. Is there anyway the member schools of the NCAA, could just decide that they don’t want to be in the NCAA or have anything to do with Myles Brand. Is there a law that says that the NCAA has to regulate college sports?

    It seems like nothing good comes out of the NCAA.

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