Seen But Not Heard: Consitututional Questions Surrounding Social Media Policies Affecting Student-Athletes
(11 Willamette Sports L.J., no. 2, 2014, at 41). This article focuses on the constitutional implications of universities enacting social media policies. Part II discusses types of social media, focusing on Facebook and Twitter, which are the most popular media outlets among college athletes. Part III explores existing social media policies from the NCAA and professional sports leagues, while defining the two methods used by universities: social media monitoring and social media bans. Part IV analyzes the implications of social media policies for the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments, concluding that universities and the NCAA have the right to impose social media policies under existing Supreme Court precedents.