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Mark Emmert

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  • On Penn State, the NCAA, emails and the Shawshank Redemption

    On Penn State, the NCAA, emails and the Shawshank Redemption
    "Why do you think the NCAA hated your father?" Jay Paterno didn't flinch at the question, perhaps because he had heard it before. He also didn't hesitate to explain. No, said the former Penn State assistant coach who is suing the NCAA, he didn't think...
  • Paterno family amends lawsuit against NCAA and Penn State

    Paterno family amends lawsuit against NCAA and Penn State
    In response to Judge John Leete taking a red pen to the lawsuit of the Joe Paterno estate against the NCAA and Penn State, making changes about what parties could be included, the plaintiffs have submitted their second amended version of the complaint...
  • Emails suggest NCAA used 'bluff' to sanction Penn State

    Emails suggest NCAA used 'bluff' to sanction Penn State
    The NCAA may have sought to "bluff" Penn State into accepting football sanctions in 2012 following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, a revelation university President Eric Barron called "deeply disturbing." Emails released this week as part of a lawsuit...
  • UNC academic scandal overshadows ACC basketball media day

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige was several hours late to the ACC's preseason basketball gathering Wednesday because he had to take an exam. Feel free to add your own punch line. Not to suggest that Paige, a well-spoken...
  • UConn Got What It Deserved, But They Should Throw Book At UNC

    UConn Got What It Deserved, But They Should Throw Book At UNC
    There is no reason to feel one shred of sympathy for the academic fraud that is the University of North Carolina. Not if you are a UConn athlete, not if you are a UConn academic, not if you are a UConn fan. Not if you are standing in Storrs and looking...
  • Penn State fans sign onto '409,' seeking to restore Joe Paterno's vacated wins

    Penn State fans sign onto '409,' seeking to restore Joe Paterno's vacated wins
    STATE COLLEGE — More than 10,000 people, including former Penn State players and former university president Graham Spanier, signed '409' boards this weekend that will be delivered to NCAA headquarters as a petition to restore Joe Paterno's...
  • Mark Emmert defends NCAA's unpopular rules

    There's a reason NCAA President Mark Emmert draws a yearly compensation package in excess of $1.7 million. Many reasons, actually. The NCAA netted a $32 million profit in the 2012-13 fiscal year. Emmert handles dicey questions without getting...
  • Big Ten has two big college football problems

    Big Ten has two big college football problems
    The Big Ten, already four schools over the numbers cap, is a Big Mess. The proud conference of Tom Harmon has become a bloated, 14-school confederation drowning in controversy with the hope current East Division leader Maryland — Maryland? —...
  • After much talk, college football training camps open this week

    College football training camps open this week and, frankly, it’s about time somebody hit something besides the lunch buffet. No other sport in the world (that I can think of) launches its campaign three weeks before it lifts a finger. South...
  • NCAA grants power conferences autonomy

    The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules. The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The autonomy...
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert earned $1.7 million in 2012

    NCAA President Mark Emmert may be embattled, but he doesn't appear broke. Federal tax returns reveal Emmert earned $1.7 million in 2012, a 5% increase over 2011. Emmert, who became NCAA president in 2010, has come under increasing fire as...