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There’s no tweeting in basketball, or at least not in the UW pressbox

Washington brings down the hammer

Working a Huskies basketball game in the pressbox? Own a twitter? Then you better watch yourself!

During Sunday’s win of Loyola, Tacoma News Tribune writer Todd Dybas was reprimanded by University officials for over-tweeting the event.

It seems UW has a policy in place that anyone in the pressbox is restricted to 20 “in-game update tweets,” a game. The policy was in place before the season started, but this was the first instance in which they had enforced the rule.

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Coach Romar doesn’t get it either (Photo: AP)

Obviously, this is a ploy by the University to protect their brand.

They don’t make money off tweets. They don’t want you to follow the games through multiple live updates from press. They want you in the stands, or at your TV.

Just goes to show you that at the end of the day all sports are about business, even the amateur ones.

Oh, and that twitter is obviously inherently evil.

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