Mark Emmert

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NCAA To Monitor Impacts Of Indiana “Religious Freedom” Law

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.


NCAA president Mark Emmert. (Getty Images)

Doyel: Players Union Won’t Ruin College Sports

Don’t give in to the scare tactics of the leaders of college sports.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

A silhouette of a college football team. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Football Horror Story Deserves Attention

A college football player is dead, and not because of an accident.

670 The Score–11/13/2013

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

Responses To NCAA Reducing Penn State Penalties

Here are responses to the decision by the NCAA to gradually restore football scholarships taken from Penn State in response to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal:

670 The Score–09/24/2013

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NCAA Getting Out Of Jersey-Selling Business

The NCAA is getting out of the jersey-selling business.

670 The Score–08/08/2013

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NCAA Announces ‘Improper Conduct’ With Miami Investigation

The NCAA has found what it calls “improper conduct” committed by former members of its own enforcement program during the Miami investigation, and will not deliver the long-awaited notice of allegations against the Hurricanes until an external review is completed.


Mark Emmert

Bernstein: Take Notice, NCAA Head Coaches

There will be meetings in the coming days – serious, sober meetings – in football and basketball offices, at which stern speeches will be delivered by newly-vulnerable emperors.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NCAA Approves Tougher Sanctions For Rule-Breakers

The NCAA has passed a proposal that will impose tougher sanctions on programs and hold coaches more accountable for rule-breaking.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Wisch: Why Penn State Hasn’t Avoided ‘The Death Penalty’ Yet

With eight reported transfers thus far and more likely on the way, the bolts are already starting to pop out from Penn State’s football jalopy.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2012

A fan wears a mask of former coach Joe Paterno shortly after the coach's firing. Fans gathered at the Lasch Football Building on Wednesday to rally against NCAA sanctions and support the football team. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Penn State Rally Defiant, Insulting

The understanding of the need for culture change at Penn State lasted all of two weeks, if it ever existed at all beyond worthless words from impotent administrators.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Beaver Stadium. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bernstein: No Culture Change As Football Continues

Beaver Stadium will roar this year, and soon. 106,000 Penn State football fans will chant “We are!!” as their white-helmeted heroes charge from the tunnel, united against all their perceived enemies.

670 The Score–07/23/2012

Joe Paterno. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

READ: Penn State’s Penalties Outlined

The NCAA handed out unprecedented sanctions against Penn State Monday morning. Here are the penalties as outlined by the NCAA in their own words.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

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NCAA: Penn State Will Have To Answer Questions

The NCAA says that it will decide on whether to take action at the “appropriate time” in connection with its inquiry into Penn State and the child sexual abuse scandal that led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

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Read: NCAA Letter To Penn State

NCAA president Mark Emmert has issued a formal letter to Penn State in regards to the child sex abuse allegations surrounding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky .

670 The Score–11/18/2011

Joe Paterno stands on the sidelines of Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. in 2009. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: NCAA Has Hit Rock Bottom And It’s Time For Change

At its very roots, this scandal happened for the same reasons all other college scandals and ensuing cover-ups have occurred: College presidents, athletic directors and coaches have too much power and think they are invincible.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Penn State May Be Subject To Punishment From NCAA

It is unclear whether or not Penn State has actually violated NCAA rules, but President Mark Emmert released a statement Thursday indicating that the NCAA will look into whether or not any bylaws were violated and act accordingly.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Joe Paterno and Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Hoge: If True, Big Ten Should Kick Penn State Out

As far as NCAA scandals go, this is as bad as it gets. It’s worse than the worst recruiting violation. It’s worse than free tattoos. It’s worse than top bowl officials skimming money off the top for themselves.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

U.S. Democrat congressman Bobby Rush. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Muller: Comparing NCAA To Mafia Is Ridiculous

When I hear the name Mark Emmert mentioned, I don’t think Al Capone, John Gotti, or Carlo Gambino. But Illinois congressman Bobby Bush does.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Muller: $2,000 Payments To Student Athletes Is Fine By Me

$2,000 in extra spending money for student athletes, huh? I can live with that.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NCAA Weighing $2,000 Payments To Student Athletes

NCAA President Mark Emmert says he supports a proposal to allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by $2,000, “to more closely approach” the full cost of attending college.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011