The NCAA's Executive Committee has reaffirmed its confidence in the leadership of president Mark Emmert according to a statement released to ESPN on behalf of Michigan State president Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, leader of the group.
Cincinnati is making a strong push to gain admittance to the ACC with a campaign about why the school is a more viable option than fellow Big East members Connecticut and Louisville, a source with knowledge told ESPN.
Tulane joined the Big East in all sports on Tuesday, becoming the latest addition to the rapidly rebuilding conference. East Carolina also is headed to the Big East as a football-only member. Both schools will join the league in 2014.