AFTER THE UNIVERSITY of Wisconsin-Whitewater football coach read an editorial in the school paper, he decided that student journalists were banned from covering his squad. Coaches and players were not allowed to speak to student reporters for the entire 2009 season.
"The door is shut," the coach told the paper. "Go cover soccer."
The coach was responding to an editorial that was headlined, "Spoiled athletes need reality check."
Can he really shut out reporters like that?
(FYI: the next day, the coach apologized and retracted his ban).
6 months ago