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NCAA Denies Akron's Request To Put Twitter Handles On Jerseys

The University of Akron basketball program announced Monday evening that "@ZipsMBB" will appear on the back of their shooting shirts during warmups on Saturday night but not on the backs of their jerseys.

"We had asked the NCAA if this was permissible and were told it is not," Akron Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Dan Satter said in a statement. "@ZipsMBB will appear on our shooting shirts, and we have planned plenty of other social media activities and promotions."

Iowa was allowed to put the name of Chris Street on their jerseys last season, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of his death.

Via Jeff Eisenberg/Yahoo! Sports
 

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