NDSU Rescinds Ridiculous Media Ban
North Dakota State University today rescinded its ban on the media who weren't direct affiliates of the program.
In what was a very strange and unusual rule in the first place, NDSU was preparing to not allow LIVE Tweeting, interviews with coaches or even the covering of press conferences if you had not paid the rights fees.
Today they made it right by rescinding the rule.
President Dean Bresciani said in a statement released today that he was not informed of the new guidelines prior to their release to the public.
“I was profoundly disappointed when I learned the facts about this issue,” Bresciani said. "This is not the way NDSU treats local journalists and our many loyal fans who value the breadth of news coverage NDSU enjoys. As the state's land grant university, our commitment is to access and inclusion in all endeavors."
NDSU athletic director Matt Larsen issued an apology in the release as well.
“I erred in not bringing these ideas forward for the president’s review, and I regret the damage this has caused to the administration, institution and university community,” Larsen explained.