Mark Emmert

Statement on Indiana RFRA updated language

“We are very pleased the Indiana legislature is taking action to amend Senate Bill 101 so that it is clear individuals cannot be discriminated against. NCAA core values call for an environment that is inclusive and non-discriminatory for...

Statement on Indiana religious freedom bill

"The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our events. We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees. We will work...

Mark Emmert statement on Dean Smith

"Coach Smith embodied the true definition of a coach as an educator, mentor, friend and leader. His impact on the game of basketball and college sports is immeasurable, and on behalf of the NCAA, I offer our deepest sympathies to his...

Mark Emmert on Coach Herb Magee's 1,000th win

“Coach Herb Magee has spent nearly 50 years coaching in Division II, preparing young men for life on the court and after basketball. Congratulations to him on his 1,000th win, marking an historic accomplishment for someone who has...

Mark Emmert on Coach Krzyzewski's 1,000th win

"Coach Krzyzewski has spent his career equipping young men for success on the court and in life. Congratulations to Coach K on his 1,000th win, which is an historic achievement and important milestone in his remarkable career as a coach,...

Emmert reflects on progress, looks ahead to challenges

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday night called upon leaders in college sports to rise to the challenge of escorting it through “one of the most important moments in its history,” noting that the next three or four years could define intercollegiate athletics for decades to come.

Emmert provides details on enforcement

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Monday provided campus and conference leaders within the Association with information on the number and type of enforcement cases under review, in light of recent public comments and media reports regarding...

Division I moves closer to new structure

The Division I Board of Directors will vote on a new governance model on August 7. Read highlights, review the model and the membership feedback that shaped the proposal.

Executive Committee identifies next steps for regulatory reform

The NCAA Executive Committee on Friday charged President Mark Emmert with developing a “scorecard” and timeline for recommending and implementing changes to the NCAA’s regulatory procedures.

The request came after the committee reviewed a report examining the Association’s three regulatory departments – Enforcement, Eligibility Center and Academic and Membership Affairs -- during its meeting Friday at the NCAA Convention.

The Executive Committee commissioned the regulatory review in the wake of high-profile eligibility and rules-enforcement investigations that raised questions and concerns among the membership.

The Executive Committee perceived that the reaction to those cases was a symptom of a possible growing unease among members about whether the national office was performing in a manner that was consistent with their vision of self-regulation.

Two law firms — Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft — conducted the review, which examined the current regulatory model and presented members’ reform proposals for consideration, which it gathered during more than 300 interviews with school officials at varying levels.

The Executive Committee requested those membership proposals as part of the review.

Spencer Fane and Cadwalader determined that both the membership and the national office staff were strongly committed to the success of the NCAA’s regulatory function. But it identified areas it felt could be improved.

The Executive Committee asked Emmert to recommend changes to the committee’s Administrative Subcommittee next month, along with the timeline for implementing the proposals and the “scorecard” for tracking those reforms.
 

Emmert, NCAA leaders discuss issues facing Association

Discussion about issues facing all divisions kicks off Opening Business Session at the Convention.

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