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Stanford Athletics Trades Twitter Handle To Syracuse

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STANFORD (Bleacher Report) — You might be shocked to hear that a major trade went down between two famed college athletic programs on Monday.

It seems the people behind Stanford’s Twitter account have traded their handle to Syracuse University for some oranges.

The random exchange now makes @SUAthletics the property of Syracuse.

As for the reason, Stanford Athletics provided this breakdown: “Stanford’s social media lineup saw a shakeup as the nation’s most successful athletic department traded its Twitter handle, @SUAthletics, to the Syracuse University Athletics. The trade is believed to be the first blockbuster trade in college athletics. To complete the trade, Syracuse will send a collection of local goods to be named later but also including one case of oranges, which Stanford intends to use in refilling its 2011 Orange Bowl trophy. The roster move was necessitated after its new handle, @GoStanford, emerged as a two-sport star both as a hash tag (#gostanford) and Twitter handle.”

READ MORE from Bleacher Report on this wacky trade.

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco and Bleacher Report. All rights reserved.)

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