Mark Emmert

Statement from Mark Emmert on the passing of Dr. James Frank

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. James Frank. Throughout his memorable career, Dr. Frank spearheaded positive and impactful change, "championing diversity and inclusion in college sports. He...

Mark Emmert Statement on NBA G League Announcement

“We appreciate the NBA’s decision to provide additional opportunities for those who would like to pursue their dream of playing professionally. The NCAA recently implemented significant reforms to support student-athlete success, including...

NCAA Board of Governors approves contract extension for President Emmert

The NCAA Board of Governors has unanimously voted to extend NCAA President Mark Emmert’s contract for an additional three years. The action extends Emmert’s employment as the NCAA’s chief executive until October 2020, with an option to extend an additional year to 2021.

2016 NCAA State of the Association

MARK EMMERT: We are gathered here today in recognition of this uniquely American phenomenon of college sport. We come together because we love college sports, because our students, our fans, our alumni love college sports. Indeed, it's...

Emmert: Colleges must continue to support student-athletes

The NCAA and member schools continue to improve how they support student-athletes in a variety of ways. But more needs to be done to help them manage the demands on their time and prepare them for life after college, NCAA President Emmert said Sunday.

Initial NCAA statement regarding O’Bannon decision

“We have not completely reviewed the court’s 73-page decision, but we agree with the court that the injunction ‘allowing students to be paid cash compensation of up to $5,000 per year was erroneous.’ Since Aug. 1, the NCAA has allowed...

Statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert on removal of Confederate flag in South Carolina

"The NCAA strongly supports today’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds. This step sends an important message of respect for and dignity of every person. As a national association, the NCAA opposes...

NCAA statement on Walter Byers

"Walter Byers had a lasting impact on college sports, from those who compete on the field to the educators who support them. As the NCAA’s first full-time executive director, he shepherded the growing Association by encouraging academic excellence as a central part of college sports. Our thoughts are with Walter’s friends and family during this difficult time."

Mark Emmert statement on Lauren Hill

“Lauren Hill’s bravery, enthusiasm and strength were an inspiration not only to those who knew her best but also to the millions of people she touched around the world by sharing her story. Lauren achieved a lasting and meaningful legacy,...

Statement on Aaron Leetch and Torrey Ward

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of Aaron Leetch, Torrey Ward and those who lost their loved ones in the tragic plane crash near Bloomington, Illinois. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and the Illinois State...

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