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Mark Emmert

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  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • What to expect when NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand

    As NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand Thursday in the landmark antitrust lawsuit against the 108-year-old association, much sparring on  “the revered tradition of amateurism in college sports” is expected. That characterization,...
  • NCAA president emphasizes belief that student-athletes are 'amateurs'

    Taking the witness stand Thursday in the Ed O’Bannon case, NCAA President Mark Emmert emphasized his belief that student-athletes are “amateurs” because they are not paid to play and because they operate in the broader context of a...
  • Lawsuit could give college athletes cut of NCAA deals

    Lawsuit could give college athletes cut of NCAA deals
    The NCAA and its member schools have preached a vision of amateurism whereby young men and women play for the love of the game, not money. That concept will be put on trial in an Oakland courtroom this week. A class-action antitrust suit led by former...
  • In O'Bannon trial, NCAA President Mark Emmert sticks to view of amateurs

    In his second day of testimony in the Ed O’Bannon case, NCAA President Mark Emmert on Friday held fast to his views on amateurism as a plaintiffs’ attorney sought to show that purported ideals of collegiate athletics have already been...
  • Perhaps the NCAA should think small-time

     Perhaps the NCAA should think small-time
    I've been following the trial meant to determine whether players should get a piece of the billions of dollars generated by big-time college athletics, and all I can say is that if intellectual gymnastics were a sport, defenders of the status quo would...
  • Experts in NCAA antitrust case duel over broadcast rights

    As the antitrust trial against the NCAA wore into its fourth day Thursday, dueling experts disagreed on whether student athletes have a legal right to their names, images and likenesses that they could sell to live telecasters of collegiate games. The...
  • After major probation, USC's compliance office among best in nation

    After major probation, USC's compliance office among best in nation
    After 35 years as a private-practice attorney, David Roberts was ready to step away and spend more time on his golf game. "To straighten my slice," Roberts said. Then he received a request he couldn't ignore. USC's athletic program was reeling...
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  • College sports' billion-dollar issue: Who pays freight on pay-to-play?

    The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer. Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
  • For USC athletics, NCAA sanctions are ending, but effects remain

    For USC athletics, NCAA sanctions are ending, but effects remain
    USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free. Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete. “It's been a long four years,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said....
  • Lawsuits over concussions, other issues continue to pile up for NCAA

    The addition of Stanford runner Jessica Tonn to the dozens of current and former athletes suing the NCAA over concussions Wednesday is the latest in a stream of litigation targeting the organization. At last year’s Final Four, NCAA President...