| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:22 AM
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.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
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....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Jay Paterno wants to coach football again, even if it means leaving State College. Until then, the former Penn State assistant coach said he will continue "fighting for the university," though he feels others aren't.
"I thought it was very important...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:07 PM
The NCAA president railed against the past Friday by uttering the contracted sentence many have been waiting to hear.
“That’s absurd,” Mark Emmert said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” Show.
The words didn’t cover...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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,&...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 AM
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...