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Mark Emmert

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  • 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...
  • Former Penn State football coach Jay Paterno hopes to return to the sideline

    Former Penn State football coach Jay Paterno hopes to return to the sideline
    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...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    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...
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert: Latest rule change is food for thought

    NCAA President Mark Emmert: Latest rule change is food for thought
    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...
  • NCAA chief Mark Emmert calls unionizing college athletes 'ridiculous'

    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,&...
  • 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'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...
  • Northwestern calls ruling on athlete unionizing 'faulty' in NLRB filing

    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...
  • NCAA and military launch concussion research

    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....
  • NCAA reports overall improvement in athletes' academic performance

    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...
  • The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer

    The NCAA is bracing for a long, hot summer
    Summer blockbusters are not just about movies anymore. This, in fact, could be the summer in which college athletics gets its Cecil B. DeMille close-up. Several important issues are front and center, from the outcomes of Northwestern unionization to the...