Mark Emmert

Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

April 5, 2013
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Mark Emmert’s press conference at the Final Four was a disaster

The press conference the NCAA held on Thursday in Atlanta before the Men’s Basketball Final Four was not a good one.  NCAA President Mark Emmert was agitated and it seems he has been reading all of his press clippings.  He took time during the press conference to single out Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports and…

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Jim Litke: NCAA knows ‘lack of institutional control’

February 20, 2013
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Jim Litke: NCAA knows ‘lack of institutional control’

The folks at the NCAA finally got around to charging the University of Miami with a lack of institutional control, and if there’s one thing you can be confident they still know something about, that’s it. No phrase better describes the way the NCAA has gone about its business during the brief tenure of President…

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Jadeveon Clowney should lawyer up, challenge nonsensical ‘three-years-out’ rule

February 14, 2013
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Jadeveon Clowney should lawyer up, challenge nonsensical ‘three-years-out’ rule

He is a 6-foot-6, 256-pound athletic wonder who tracks opposing ball carriers like a laser dot and punishes them like a vindictive medicine ball. If Jadeveon Clowney were allowed to enter April’s NFL draft, rather than prepare for his junior season at South Carolina, the dripping-with-talent defensive end would likely go in the top three, and possibly…

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Boise State just can’t win, NCAA tries to keep Broncos from wearing all-blue uniforms

February 14, 2013
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Boise State just can’t win, NCAA tries to keep Broncos from wearing all-blue uniforms

The issue of Boise State not being able to wear all-blue uniforms on its blue turf is a really big deal in Idaho. When the Mountain West banned it for the 2012 season, MW commissioner Craig Thompson spent way more time than you’d expect at the conference’s preseason media days answering questions about it. Part…

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How the NCAA is like the Kardashians

December 17, 2012
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How the NCAA is like the Kardashians

“That’s not what college sports are about.” As the Big East continues its metamorphosis and conference realignment continues in pursuit of maximum revenue, we all hear the phrase. While backroom decisions are made by well-paid conference commissioners and executives of NCAA members — and players have no say and no influence whatsoever — the phrase…

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Emmert hopes Penn State penalties send message

July 25, 2012
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Emmert hopes Penn State penalties send message In punishing the Penn State football program, President Mark Emmert said he hopes the NCAA has served notice that a win-at-all-costs mentality in major college football won’t be tolerated. seattletimes.com 7/24/12

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