Matt Dentler called my attention to this article at Sports Illustrated about Brian Bennett, a writer for The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) who was ejected from a NCAA baseball tournament for live-blogging the event. Somehow, the NCAA has a rule that prohibits this, seemingly considering it the same as a broadcast, which of course, they license for big bucks to radio and TV.

I’m blown away by this article but I’m having trouble articulating all of the reasons why. Working, credentialed journalists cannot make use of the technology that even average Joes have these days to report? I do recognize that these events are more like shows than actual public events, but if you open up a stadium to tens of thousands of people, how can you expect for no instant broadcasting given the technology available? More on the subject from The Courier Journal’s Andrew Wolfson>>