National Signing Day 2018: Multiple school Twitter accounts suspended at worst time
Texas, Georgia, Missouri and South Florida have been suspended by Twitter in the past day
Thanks to social media, National Signing Day is a lot more viral than it used to be. While fax machines are still the go-to method for sending in National Letters of Intent, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the like are key for announcements.
So it's bad news when signing day rolls around and a school's Twitter account has been suspended.
It happened to Texas, briefly, on Tuesday. The account, which was back up by 9:30 a.m., had nearly 190,000 followers and was verified, so the suspension didn't make a lot of sense.
But then on Wednesday, Georgia, Missouri and South Florida all had their accounts briefly suspended. Thankfully for them, all three are back online, though in some cases with far fewer follower counts as part of the repercussions. However, given the swiftness with which Texas was back up and running at full speed, it should be only a matter of time before everything is back to normal. Still, what an inopportune time to go dark on a huge social media tool.
Normally, an account is suspended for posting spam or abusive content. Jokes aside, that's not something for which an official football account would normally get dinged. The other plausible reason is that an account might be posting something with copyrighted material without permission, which, well, welcome to the internet?
So what big-time recruits are headed to your favorite school? Visit 247Sports.com to see how your team's future will be changed forever. Their recruiting analysts are on the ground right now for National Signing Day. Plus, use the code SIGN2018 to get 30 days completely free on any plan they offer!
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Join our Pick'em Challenge and compete for $1,000 each week.
Romney spoke on NIL bills at a round table along with Mark Walker, Jay Bilas and more
The Alfano saga has been a bizarre one for the Crimson Tide over the first half of the season
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Wednesday's Troy vs. South Alabama game 10,000...
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated every Week 8 college football game 10,000 times
Also, watch SportsLine on CBS Sports HQ live at 6 p.m. ET for all today's best bets
The three-star recruit verbally committed to the Buffaloes over Arizona State, Michigan and...
Penn State moved to 6-0 on Saturday by surviving a road trip to Kinnick Stadium in prime time
The Hurricanes are now .500 on the season, and the Cavs are not in control of the ACC Coastal
Live scores, highlights and updates from the Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan football game