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Mark Emmert

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  • In surprise (and foolish) decision, NCAA moves Final Four to Annapolis

    In surprise (and foolish) decision, NCAA moves Final Four to Annapolis
    The NCAA really fooled 'em this time. Inspired by the recent Capital One commercial in which former NBA star Charles Barkley had difficulty distinguishing between "Indianapolis" and "In the Annapolis," the college sports governing body has decided to...
  • Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate

    Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate
    As an Indiana native working in Chicago, I always laughed along with colleagues who mocked my Hoosier roots in fun, typically asking them to speak more slowly so I could follow. It never bothered me because of my pride in being a small-town kid in the...
  • NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law

    NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law
    This is usually a happy time of year for college basketball, a chance for the game to take center stage with all eyes focused on March Madness. But just days before the Final Four tips off in Indianapolis, the mood surrounding the tournament has...
  • NCAA women's basketball committee not ready to make decision on 2016 Final Four in Indianapolis

    NCAA women's basketball committee not ready to make decision on 2016 Final Four in Indianapolis
    The head of the Division I women’s basketball committee said more information is needed about the impact of Indiana’s controversial new Religious Freedom Restoration Act before the committee would engage in serious discussion about moving...
  • Pence fends off critics, says new law doesn't discriminate

    Pence fends off critics, says new law doesn't discriminate
    Gov. Mike Pence declared repeatedly Sunday he stands behind Indiana's new religious freedom legislation, blaming "an avalanche" of negative media reports for misconstruing the bill. Pence appeared on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" to...
  • If Indiana Chooses To Exclude, Let's Exclude It From Sports

    If Indiana Chooses To Exclude, Let's Exclude It From Sports
    ALBANY — The year was 1985 and the NCAA women's Final Four was in Austin. Geno Auriemma remembers arriving at the University of Texas, looking around and thinking, "They have buildings bigger than our campus. It's another world." Auriemma was...
  • NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business

    NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business
    If it were feasible on such short notice to relocate the college men's basketball Final Four, set to tip off next weekend in Indianapolis, the NCAA would have to consider it. For everyone's sake. Indiana decreed Thursday that what people believe can...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'

    Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • The NCAA could use a riveting tournament to boost interest in basketball

    The NCAA could use a riveting tournament to boost interest in basketball
    Thank God for the brackets. March Madness begins Tuesday night with hopes of capturing the interest of the sporting world for the next three weeks. The Associated Press and others have reported about declining interest in college basketball....
  • NCAA should fire president over Penn State sanctions, PA senator Corman says

    NCAA should fire president over Penn State sanctions, PA senator Corman says
    The Pennsylvania lawmaker whose lawsuit led the NCAA to lift the last of Penn State's sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal said Wednesday the organization misled university officials and that its president, Mark Emmert,...
  • Judge ponders next steps in Paterno suit vs. NCAA, Penn State

    BELLEFONTE — A Pennsylvania judge heard arguments Friday on whether the death of famed football coach Joe Paterno in early 2012 should affect his estate's ability to sue the NCAA and Penn State over how they handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex-...