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Mark Emmert

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  • NCAA reports overall improvement in athletes' academic performance

    A decade after the NCAA created a new measure of college athletes' classroom success, officials announced Wednesday that the latest scores show overall academic performance edging up. The average "academic performance rate" for Division I four-year...
  • NCAA and military launch concussion research

    The NCAA and the Defense Department have launched what officials are calling the most comprehensive study of concussion and head-impact exposure ever conducted. Researchers plan to follow an estimated 37,000 college athletes over a three-year period....
  • Former Phoebus back Shawne Alston hopes to make things better for college athletes

    Former Phoebus back Shawne Alston hopes to make things better for college athletes
    Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night. Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...
  • NCAA's choice: Pave a new road or become roadkill

    Mark Emmert played Chicken Little over the weekend, which is what you would expect from someone heading up the NCAA. Emmert is the president of the NCAA, which staged its championship game in front of 80,000 fans who paid to sit in a billion-dollar...
  • Lawsuit alleges collusion between NCAA, power conferences

    The deluge of litigation targeting the NCAA continued Wednesday when former West Virginia running back Shawne Alston accused the governing body of college sports and five major conferences of violating federal antitrust laws in a complaint filed in U.S....
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Zoe Gone' on Lifetime

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Zoe Gone' on Lifetime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 30 - April 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES When Calls the Heart As Bill Avery...
  • Aaron Harrison Deadly With Game On Line, And UConn Knows It

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Shabazz Napier has delivered his share of game-winning shots, so he can appreciate Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison's recent run. Harrison lifted his team to a victory over Wisconsin Saturday with a three-pointer with 5.7...
  • NCAA chief Mark Emmert calls unionizing college athletes 'ridiculous'

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said Sunday that unionizing students is a “ridiculous idea” to solving the problems of intercollegiate athletics. “It would blow up everything about the collegiate model of athletics,&...
  • UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage

    UConn's Dominance Shows It Deserves A Bigger Stage
    NASHVILLE — Numbers are thrown around faster than crumpled up brackets this time of year. Call it one-and-done or, as John Calipari, with the propriety of a snake oil salesman, calls it, "succeed and proceed." Whatever term you choose, Kentucky will...
  • Will Northwestern unionize?

    Win or lose the cadre of Northwestern University football players in the upcoming vote on union representation has exposed the arrogance and unbridled power of the NCAA and shattered assertions that athletes’ interests are uppermost in its...
  • Northwestern calls ruling on athlete unionizing 'faulty' in NLRB filing

    Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board. "In this unprecedented decision, the...