The NCAA ejected a reporter for Louisville's Courier-Journal for blogging during the fifth inning of Louisville's semifinal romp over Oklahoma State, 20-2. The association forbids live Internet updates of games from those in attendance. The newspaper, citing First Amendment rights, is considering legal action.
The reporter had been warned in advance by a Louisville sports official against blogging, but his editors greenlighted the blogging regardless. The newspaper's attorney argued that the NCAA can't copyright a fact: "Once a player hits a home run, that's a fact. It's on TV. Everybody sees it."