Just when you thought all the rocks were turned over, our man Marvin comes through and provides some more great material!Â Â I am sure most of you heard about this, but apparently our man has given up Twittering but taken up Facebook!Â Which is great for us!
Yesterday it came to light that our man had “responded” to the UNC-CH cheating/agent scandalÂ situation (sort of) via Facebook.Â I am not sure what to make of most of that, but apparently the Wolfpack was “outta [our] f**kn mind” three years in a row.
The News and Observer then reported thatÂ UNC-CH articulated a new social media policy.Â From that article, we learn that:
UNC has updated its 2010-11 Student Athlete Handbook to stipulate that “each team must identify at least one coach or administrator who is responsible for having access to and regularly monitor the content of team members’ social networking sites and postings.”
Talk about shutting the barn door after the horse has gone!Â This might setÂ a new record in the illustration of that cliche.
Also, the UNC-CH administration tests the bounds of credulity in explaining why this new policy was implimented:
UNC associate athletic director Steve Kirschner said the updated social networking policy has been in the works since last spring, “and it is not in response to any one thing.”
I can’t read that quote without thinking of this guy:
Moving on, apparently on Marv’s Facebook page you can find these very interesting items:
I don’t know a lot ob out how Facebook works, but check out the list afterÂ ”In this Photo.”Â As I have said numerous times I don’t really keep track of UNC-CH’s players, but some of those names I do recognize.Â One of them (Draughn) is the guy who was recently boasting that he never knows the names of his professors or even what classes he takes.Â There are also some other current UNC-CH players on that list, and many former players on the official guest list.Â Again, I have NO IDEA if any of this is is a violation of anything.Â But I wonder if any recruits were at this bash?Â If so is that a violation?Â While they are maintaining a branch office in Chapel Hill, maybe the NCAA should look into who paid for this party and who attended.
Here is another cool picture from Marv’s Facebook regarding this big party:
I have to wonder if the UNC-CH coaches knew about this “playa” party.Â Certainly they had to know, right?Â With so many luminaries and players attending, the coaches would have to be aware.Â Again, I have NO IDEA if any rules are being broken with these things.Â Although it would meritÂ some investigation, I think.Â Quick aside — check out how Cam Thomas and Kentwan Balmer pop up again!