Morning Roundup: OU issues policy for athletes’ use of Web

Oklahoman Modified: April 21, 2009 at 12:30 am •  Published: April 21, 2009
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OU issues policy for athletes’ use of Web
After getting in trouble for breaking the NCAA’s rules about recruiting phone calls, Oklahoma is trying to make sure there aren’t more problems lurking on the Internet.

Among safeguards put in place after NCAA sanctions against the men’s basketball program, the university has created a policy with recommendations for athletes’ usage of social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

The policy was among documents sent to the NCAA as part of the university’s annual compliance report and released Monday to The Associated Press after an open records request.

OU reported it continues to add rules education programs and software designed to monitor compliance with NCAA rules after major violations by the men’s basketball and football programs.

Kenyan, Ethiopian win Marathon
Kenya’s Salina Kosgei won the women’s race in the Boston Marathon, and Ethiopian Deriba Merga took the men’s title. Kosgei outkicked defending champion Dire Tune and American Kara Goucher to win by less than a stride.

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