Ben Cohen


Duke Acts On NCAA Facebook Bylaw

Jimmy Mueller, a sophomore at the University of Akron, grew up watching Duke Basketball on television and became a diehard Blue Devil fan. He wants John Wall, the top-ranked point guard in the Class of 2009, to commit to his favorite program, so he created a Facebook group called “John Wall, come to DUKE!!”

But Mueller didn’t know that his Facebook group, which has more than 100 people, technically violated NCAA rules.

Until, that is, a Facebook message popped into his inbox Monday from Duke’s Director of Compliance, Todd Mesibov. Mesibov asked him to “cease and desist all efforts to recruit John Wall or any other prospective student-athlete to Duke” and to “update or take down the Facebook page so as to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations.”



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