A student publication at Stony Brook University has claimed the university's Athletic Department threatened censorship following its humorous Twitter posts during the Seawolves' one-point win over Colgate University on Sept. 22, according to a report in The Huffington Post.
Referencing any sport but football, The Stony Brook Press tweeted things like "A beautiful hole in one by Stony Brook TO INCREASE THEIR SCORE NUMBER!!!!!" and "Haven't seen Colgate dribble once. Where's the traveling call?"
Press managing editor Tom Johnson told The Huffington Post: "The athletics department sent the magazine a direct message: 'I strongly suggest you come up to the press box to discuss your inability to tweet the correct way.' Later in the game, an athletic official approached one of the magazine's photographers, telling her that if the tweeting didn't stop they would take away the paper's credentials." The Press published an editorial about the matter titled "Don't Censor Me, Bro!"
An Athletic Department spokesman declined to comment on Friday other than to say Stony Brook Press did not respond to the department's email requests for comment. Stony Brook Press also did not return an email request by Patch for comment this week.
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