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I guess Mark Emmert really cares.

Money is the language of concern. Over the first half of 2014, the NCAA already broke its record of yearly lobbying expenditures. During 2013, the NCAA spent $160,000 on lobbying. This year, as of June 30, it has already spent … Continue reading


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If Mark Emmert didn’t exist, Claire McCaskill wouldn’t want to invent him.

As far as problem solving goes, yesterday’s appearance by the NCAA president in front of a Senate committee hearing was expectedly short on specifics, but as far as political theater goes, it was boffo. McCaskill offered some of the sharpest … Continue reading


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“Dear President Emmert…”

Some more Congressmen have written to Mark Emmert asking for information about various and sundry items.  Here’s my favorite request: The letter also requests, for each of the past five years, a description of all instances in which an NCAA … Continue reading


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Mark Emmert isn’t the biggest putz at the NCAA.

That would be whoever gives Emmert PR advice. Emmert just said athletes shouldn't be able to capitalize on their own likenesses because of "competitive fairness." Yes. He really did. — SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) April 21, 2014 Dude, there’s a reason Stacey … Continue reading


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It’s Emmert’s world and he’s just living in it, part two.

For some reason, they keep letting the man talk.  I don’t get it, but there it is. You can read this high-minded “where we are” editorial in its entirety if you’re so inclined, but here’s a little taste of how … Continue reading


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It’s Emmert’s world and he’s just living in it, part one.

I guess there are two ways you can look at the mess the NCAA’s gotten itself into.  One would be the way it’s put in the newly minted autonomy agenda leaked to Dennis Dodd: These institutions are further challenged in … Continue reading


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Seriously, how does Mark Emmert have a job?

The NCAA is here for you, student-athletes. NCAA President says athletes are "taking seats from a paying student." Wow. — Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) April 18, 2014 And is sensitive to your concerns. "If I can hire someone to play football … Continue reading


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Mark Emmert’s got a plan. Trust him.

The NCAA thought to hold Emmert’s Final Four presser on Sunday in the hopes nobody would pay attention.  Given what was said, it hardly seems worth the effort. At his news conference Sunday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said the association … Continue reading


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Mark Emmert would rather fight than switch.

Mark Emmert was on Face the Nation this morning.  It went about as well as you’d expect. Saddest realization after listening to Mark Emmert? Intention to fight to Supreme Court rather than willingness to discuss meaningful reform — Warren K. … Continue reading


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Mark Emmert is from the NCAA and is here to help.

Mark Emmert is brainstorming again. The NCAA may need to mandate new “dead periods” to rein in the time demands on college athletes that increasingly pull them away from the classroom, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday. “One of the … Continue reading


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