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 ncaa.org)
By my interpretation, Credentialed media must follow rules including the following at NCAA championship events (selected highlights):
- Any blog must link to ncaasports.com 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.