Citing the safety of their athletes and the reputation of their institution, Kent State is giving their student athletes until August 1st to remove their profiles from the college student-focused, social networking site Facebook.com. Student athletes who fail to meet the deadline risk losing their scholarships.
Athletics Director Laing Kennedy told the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, “We’re really concerned about the safety of our student-athletes and some of the personal information some of them have on there.”
Update (June 28, 2006): The comments on the Slashdot article are pretty interesting. Go to the link above to read all of the comments, or check out the follow-up article that discusses some of the more interesting and insightful comments.