Emmert's tenure has been marked by haphazard and overzealous applications of NCAA bylaws in the name of protecting student-athletes. However well-intended, some of these actions produced the opposite result.
Several Pennsylvania lawmakers have challenged his competency and authority.
They're probably right. It's time for a change.
Leader needs to be fired
It's obvious if the NCAA wants to remain a viable, powerful organization, Mark Emmert cannot be in charge. Since Emmert took over in 2010, the NCAA's credibility as diminished greatly. Emmert has failed to quell conference realignment, a clear sign that he's not against big money in college sports.
But with record revenue flowing into college sports he has consistently taken a counter-public stance when it comes to compensating his currently free labor force. It's two-faced and it's not surprising the rumblings that the NCAA might be left behind by a coalition of power conference grow louder every day.
If the NCAA wants to remain powerful enough to harsh rulings against member schools for petty reasons, it'll need to fire Emmert.