What’s all the hubbub, bub?

Mark Emmert is Cocoon Man.

Despite recent saber rattling from Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive that resuscitated talk of a separate division for the 65 wealthiest athletic departments, NCAA president Mark Emmert told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday he remains confident the current framework for a new governance structure under the Division I umbrella will be approved in August.

“The reality is, they’re not that far apart on the various ends of that and I’m pretty confident the whole thing is going to work out and probably be successful,” Emmert said following a closed-door meeting with more than 100 Division I athletics directors at the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention.

Now while I don’t doubt that in the end the little guys cave and Slive and Company get what they want, the idea that there’s an even-level set of negotiations going on and everyone’s just working on smoothing out a few loose ends is humorous, to say the least.

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3 responses to “What’s all the hubbub, bub?

  1. Mayor

    In related news, Emmert also announced that he expects President Obama and the NRA will undoubtedly reach an agreement to ban all handguns from everywhere in the US soon.

  2. By Georgia We Did It

    A little Bugs Bunny with your coffee this morning Bluto?