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Emmert defends Emmert.

If you didn’t think the NCAA president would lay low after the article in The Athletic asserting he had knowledge shortly after taking office that there was a sexual assault problem with Michigan State athletics, well, you’d be right. A … Continue reading

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Mark Emmert, tower of courage

It appears we’ve come a long way from Penn State, baby. NCAA president calls for immediate, meaningful change in basketball, calls bribery allegations “disgusting.” But, asked about Dr. Larry Nassar, convicted student-athlete abuser, and Michigan State, he doesn’t have enough … Continue reading

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Mark Emmert, Penn State and reaping what you sow

Andy Staples asks a pertinent question. Every time something new surfaces in the Baylor scandal, a question follows. Where is the NCAA? Another question typically follows that one. When is Baylor getting the death penalty? The answer shouldn’t surprise anyone.  … Continue reading

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Save us, Obi Wan Emmert. You’re our only hope.

Showing its usual thoughtfulness, the NCAA uses the backdrop of the NFL draft to remind its student-athlete football players that the NFL, statistically speaking, is a pipe dream. 1.5% of eligible NCAA football players are selected in the #NFLDraft. Learn … Continue reading

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North Carolina, Mark Emmert says hi.

From the neighboring state of South Carolina, which is now back in the NCAA’s good graces after ditching the Confederate flag: Without legislative action, then, North Carolina — a regular stop for the N.C.A.A. tournament — could be without games … Continue reading

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We’ll always have Emmert.

.@NCAA pres Mark Emmert on wants 8-team playoff–while noting NCAA doesn't have jurisdiction over FBS postseason. pic.twitter.com/q6J7xITg7o — George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) December 7, 2016 Because, if you’ve run the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, nothing says “old school” like postseason expansion. … Continue reading

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Because, Mark Emmert.

Oh, FFS. NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday expressed a clear desire for the NCAA to have direct power to punish schools and athletes in connection with sexual abuse cases. Can you imagine what he would have done with the Duke lacrosse scandal?  … Continue reading

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Mark Emmert… yadda, yadda, yadda… and that’s how Ryan Lochte got in trouble.

As your chest swells with pride over US accomplishments in Rio, just remember that it wouldn’t be possible without the NCAA enforcing its amateurism rules.

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Mark Emmert, fearless leader

If you had any question about what kind of person Mark Emmert is, let Jay M. Glazer, a “big Washington booster and philanthropist”, set that to rest. “The president of the university is the lead fundraiser,” said Glazer, not to … Continue reading

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“Everybody’s got opinions,” Emmert said. “But the membership is addressing them.”

I don’t know about you, but I find that there are few things in life more comforting than Mark Emmert’s assurance.  Take, for example, the sticky issue of player transfers.  Emmert wants you to know that he’s on the mother.  … Continue reading

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