NCAA Bans Hashtags From Football Fields, Ends World Hunger

Mark Emmert and friends have saved the integrity of college athletics once again.

The NCAA football rules committee announced this week new regulations about what can and cannot be painted on a football field. Included in the ruling is the statement, “…social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags, are prohibited.”

The NCAA clarified on their Twitter account soon after the announcement took off, implying that it had the authority to literally ban hashtags on the internet:

Mississippi became the first college football team to use a hashtag in the endzone and they were used at a few spring games this year. Clearly, it was an idea on the rise, but leave it to the NCAA to ruin all of our fun.

Oh well. So much for #OneTeam in the endzone…

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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