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Texas Football's Official Twitter Account Has Been Suspended

An exterior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

The Longhorns' Twitter account has been suspended.

College football programs have been upping their Twitter game in recent years. Programs like Clemson and Ohio State, among others, are constantly tweeting engaging content for their players, fans and (mostly) recruits.

Texas' football program appears to have gotten in trouble for its Twitter use, though. The Longhorns' official account has been suspended.

It's unclear why this happened. Twitter has an official terms and use policy, and sometimes accounts will get suspended if they violate them.

Things like hate speech and the tweeting out of copyrighted content are common violations that result in suspensions. You can view the official "Terms of Service" here.

Texas' account, @TexasFootball, appears to have been suspended since about midnight. This could actually be kind of a big deal, too.

Wednesday is a huge day for college football's Twitter accounts. It's National Signing Day.

College football programs across the country will be tweeting constantly tomorrow, boasting about their signed recruits. It'll be pretty embarrassing for Texas if the account is still suspended.

Texas' Twitter account has been suspended.

The account remained suspended as of 10:20 a.m. E.T. Stay tuned for more updates.

Update: The account is back. It seems to have been un-suspended sometime after 11 a.m. E.T.