It’s Mark Emmert’s world, and we’re just laughing in it.

If this isn’t a quintessential moment from this year’s NCAA convention, I don’t know what is.

Interestingly, a previously bland Q&A session didn’t truly heat up until moderator Jean Frankel, the NCAA’s outside management consultant (think “the Bobs” from Office Space), showed a slide entitled “NCAA Core Values” (page 14), first adopted in 2004. She’d made a seemingly innocuous remark about the need to reevaluate the list annually, to which someone replied, astutely, they aren’t core values if you change them every year.

To paraphrase one of Charlie Pierce’s pet expressions, this is your NCAA, folks.  Cherish it.


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10 responses to “It’s Mark Emmert’s world, and we’re just laughing in it.

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    Apparently, in the mind of the NCAA, core values are fungible. Urban Meyer relates to that. Bobby Petrino wrote the book.


  2. DawgPhan

    There are tons of great quotes from that meeting yesterday. Check page 6 of their presentation.

    “Competency Based Approach
    The new system will feature a competency based approach to populating governing”

    Which begs the question, what is the current system using to populate governance?


  3. DawgPhan

    “I’m concerned that our first core value isn’t ‘graduation of our athletes,'” said one faculty athletics representative.

    Read More:


  4. DawgPhan

    “Where do the student-athletes fit into this governance structure?” A round of applause broke out in the room.

    “That’s not something we’ve wrestled with,” said Hatch.


  5. DawgPhan

    Stewart Mandel was on fire last night on twitter with nuggets from this meeting. It shouldn’t be shocking, but I am still wow by the sheer bulk of work accomplished without any thought to student athletes. You can just read through the documents and know that no one ever mentioned it while they were working on this stuff.


  6. fatman48

    Mark Emmert and his merry bunch of ” Ass-clowns” will be performing a Chinese fire drill in the parking lot. Don’t miss it, this may be the only chance you have of seeing what high paid ” Dumb asses” look like…


  7. stoopnagle

    What happens when you hire an MBA for $100, Alex.