Have you noticed your squad's twitter account missing from your timeline recently?
If you've been on Twitter lately, you may have noticed something strange happening in the college football world.
Big college football team accounts, from Georgia to Texas, were suspended ahead of National Signing Day. It couldn't have happened at a worse possible time seeing as though teams like to tweet out their newest signees.
Looks like @FootballUGA got hit recently as well—immediately after suspension you lose all your followers and follows,— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 7, 2018
But they are restored after a short period. (H/t @BassinDawg) pic.twitter.com/6U9ZqfmLRV
Very weird. @TexasFootball gets suspended with 189,500 followers and a blue check. Comes back with 12,000 followers and no blue check. And we thought there would be less NSD oddness this year. https://t.co/0QlBPcvBf4 pic.twitter.com/hEYawyFAmq— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) February 6, 2018
Although many teams got their accounts restored, it seemed the reasoning behind it was due to DCMA and RIAA takedown notices. Basically the teams didn't get permission to use the music they sometimes embedded in videos of their players working out, dancing, and just being themselves.
Twitter dinged us and probably every other football account for using copyrighted songs. Been using them for years, but they just started making claims in the last week+— Shawn Davis (@ShawnDizzle77) February 7, 2018
Although teams are working hard to get their accounts and verification restored, it will be interesting to see how they navigate the music issue moving forward.