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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oakland's Greg Kampe excited for technology upgrade in recruiting

The midnight hour Friday ushered in a new era in Division I basketball recruiting, as the NCAA seems satisfied allowing coaches to be chained only by the data plans attached to their cellphones. Coaches are now allowed to call and text recruits as much as they want -- as well as sending recruits who have finished their sophomore year in high school messages via social media.
"We think it's a great rule change," Oakland coach Greg Kampe told the Detroit Free Press. "You're so limited and that's one of the reasons I think there's so many transfers. The inability to really get to know kids. ... There were (more than) 400 transfers this year."
The move might even be enough to get Oakland coach Greg Kampe using Twitter. A longtime holdout and noted opponent of the social network, the coach mentioned on WXOU's "The Greg Kampe Show" that he would not be entering the fray anytime soon. Friday, he had a different view on the medium.
The Twitter handle @CoachKampe would be an easy and descriptive name for an official Twitter, but what do you think it should be? 


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