The Longhorns want reporters to wait until after interviews are done before tweeting anything.
Texas’ football program is tightening up its media policies.
The Longhorns announced this evening that they’re banning reporters who cover the team from using Twitter or other social media platforms while interviewing coaches and players after practice.
Typically, reporters will tweet out quotes they get from coaches and players in the moment, then write up full stories once interviews are over.
Texas wants the live tweeting to stop.
Here’s the full release from Anwar Richardson, who covers Texas for OrangeBloods.com.
Texas has decided to ban football writers who cover the team from using Twitter or any social media during post practice interviews 🙄 pic.twitter.com/2yO9QrcZff
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) August 2, 2017
Texas isn’t the only program tightening up its media policies this preseason.
LSU, which had several open practices during Ed Orgeron’s interim tenure last fall, isn’t opening up any practices to the media this August.