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Mark Emmert

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  • Jay Paterno on Penn State, NCAA and the 'Paterno Legacy'

    Jay Paterno on Penn State, NCAA and the 'Paterno Legacy'
    On Nov. 12, 2011, Jay Paterno arrived at Beaver Stadium wearing his father's coat. It was the same coat Joe Paterno had worn on the sideline 10 years earlier, when he won his 324th career game (then a record) as Penn State's head football coach. After...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit could give college athletes cut of NCAA deals

    Lawsuit could give college athletes cut of NCAA deals
    The NCAA and its member schools have preached a vision of amateurism whereby young men and women play for the love of the game, not money. That concept will be put on trial in an Oakland courtroom this week. A class-action antitrust suit led by former...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert disputes claim that 'cheating pays'

    The infighting and bickering among NCAA leaders continued this week when the group's president, Mark Emmert, denied claims that the organization's enforcement unit wasn't doing its job. Emmert, in an internal letter obtained by CBSSports.com, said it...
  • NCAA proposal would give power conferences more autonomy

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, in his annual state-of-the-league address this week in Alabama, quoted Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill to emphasize the importance of fundamentally reforming intercollegiate...
  • Letters: More bad signs for the Lakers

    I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day. Steve Owen San Diego :: Is it really that hard to see the 800-pound ego in...
  • Ed O'Bannon-led antitrust suit against NCAA concludes

    The landmark antitrust trial against the NCAA came to a close Friday after 15 days of testimony, with both sides expressing confidence that the outcome will tilt in their favor and lead plaintiff Ed O'Bannon calling it "amazing" that student-athletes were...
  • Perhaps the NCAA should think small-time

     Perhaps the NCAA should think small-time
    I've been following the trial meant to determine whether players should get a piece of the billions of dollars generated by big-time college athletics, and all I can say is that if intellectual gymnastics were a sport, defenders of the status quo would...