I would hate to be a college coach. Given the amount of potential NCAA violations out there, I'd be too afraid to ever leave my office.
In the latest official NCAA educational column, which are periodically written "on hot topics [and] intended to assist the membership with the correct application of legislation and/or interpretations," the NCAA lays down the law regarding Instagram, which is an app obviously meant to corrupt the minds of the youth and that needed to be banished.
Institutions are allowed to send prospective athletes photographs during the recruiting process -- that seems so simple we shouldn't have to think about it. But there are very specific restrictions on the type photographs that can be sent. From the NCAA's column:
But there's a catch:
Just to make it clear, in case Mike Krzyzewski is reading:
[UPDATE]: Today the NCAA has issued a clarification regarding its stance on Instagram. It reads:
As of this morning, the original educational column has not been updated with this change. The NCAA also posted this photo on their Instagram feed.