- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota State University has rescinded a new set of guidelines directed at media outlets reporting on Bison athletics.

The rules issued last week primarily involved restrictions on live broadcasting, internet streaming and social media posts at sporting events. A follow-up release said the conditions were needed in order to protect the commercial interests of stations paying NDSU for exclusive rights to TV and radio broadcasts.

In reversing the order, NDSU President Dean Bresciani said he had not been informed about the new guidelines. He said the school is committed to “access and inclusion in all endeavors.”

The news release issued Tuesday included an apology from Bison athletic director Matt Larsen, who said he would be contacting media outlets to make sure reporters are “welcome and appreciated” at NDSU events.

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