Social media police: The NCAA has banned hashtags on college football fields.— Jordan Moore (@MooreSports) May 1, 2013
Here it is, and yes, the Football Rules Committee did ban hashtags: cfo.arbitersports.com/Groups/501/Lib…— John Infante (@John_Infante) May 1, 2013
We never really liked hashtags on fields, but if the NCAA is getting rid of them, we love hashtags on fields like we love fried chicken. (And, yes, we're trying to use as many tweets as possible in this story, in hopes of also getting banned.)
So thaaat's why. RT @cbahn: That same NCAA ruling to ban hashtgs? Also OKs sponsor logos being put on pylons.— SBN College Football (@SBNationCFB) May 1, 2013
Let us remember the greatest moments in the very, very brief hashtagged-field era, starting with the Mississippi State tag that launched it all.
Mississippi State's #HAILSTATE, by Ben Waits
Mississippi State's #SNOWBOWL12, by For Whom the Cowbell Tolls
N.C. State's #gopack, via @PackFootball
Arkansas' #GOHOGS, source unknown
Michigan's #GOBLUE, via the University of Michigan
As always, thanks for all you do, NCAA!
Update: The NCAA provided some not-needed-at-all clarification on the matter:
NCAA Football Rules Committee did not ban hashtags. They clarified hashtags may not be used on the football playing field.— NCAA (@NCAA) May 1, 2013