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  1. Afternoon Links: The immovable NCAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading Wednesday afternoon. Submit links via Twitter. It should be no surprise to anyone, of course, that the university presidents NCAA president Mark Emmert was elected to represent aren't falling over themselves to uproot college a...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. NCAA enforcement without enforcers?

    Eamonn Brennan

    When NCAA president Mark Emmert assumed office in November 2010, he arrived with an agenda, one he was happy to discuss with the media. Emmert's plans were nothing less than a total logistical overhaul of the organization he inherited, from his push ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. Bill Self comes around on stipends

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are a variety of reasons why the idea of providing college athletes with a yearly stipend -- or a "cost of attendance scholarship," whichever you prefer -- is fundamentally intractable. As NCAA President Mark Emmert acknowledged to us at the...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  4. NCAA gets serious with penalties

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since the start of NCAA president Mark Emmert's tenure, he has been pushing for the acceptance of harsher penalties for NCAA violations. He's talked often of changing the cost-benefit analyses that allow coaches and athletic directors to excuse rule-...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  5. NCAA's championships idea a good one

    Eamonn Brennan

    Understatement alert: In the NCAA, change never comes easy. There are various committees and vying constituencies and a democratic process and, sure, a long-standing resistance to change for no other reason than that -- it's change. NCAA president Ma...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  6. Q&A: NCAA president Mark Emmert

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan spoke with NCAA president Mark Emmert in Phoenix last week about a wide range of topics, including compensating student-athletes and the APR appeals process. It seems like this, and other stuff you've done -- I know you ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  7. No APR change for 2012 tournament

    Eamonn Brennan

    NCAA president Mark Emmert nearly made massive news Monday. As Diamond noted in a blog post, USA Today and Bloomberg reported that NCAA's Committee on Academic Performance could reserve the ability to institute new Academic Progress Rate requirements...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  8. NCAA president Emmert wags finger at ADs

    Eamonn Brennan

    Conference realignment couldn't have come at a worse time for the NCAA. All summer, the conversation has centered on the viability of the amateur model. All summer, writers and analysts have questioned whether the NCAA can maintain its amateurism ide...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  9. New APR rule meets with mixed response

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Thursday, NCAA president Mark Emmert and his delegation of retreating presidents went ahead and shocked the world. It's not the new rule itself, which will require teams to carry an Academic Progress Rating of 930 to qualify for the NCAA tourna...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  10. Villa 7 coaches in favor of harsher penalties

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, NCAA president Mark Emmert -- speaking to the assembled media at the NCAA's first-ever Enforcement Experience -- made something of a proclamation: He wants cheaters to face harsh penalties, to know that any rule-bending action isn't worth ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  11. Mark Emmert isn't backing down

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yes, fresh off the heels of the NCAA's Enforcement Experience -- a mock infractions investigation designed to lend media members insight into the NCAA's enforcement procedures -- comes some rather blunt talk from NCAA president Mark Emmert on the nat...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  12. NCAA president beefs up security

    Eamonn Brennan

    Without getting too far into political discussion on an otherwise lighthearted college basketball blog, one of the key themes that has emerged since the tragic and inexplicable shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Jan. 8 has calls for incr...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  13. New NCAA prez joins one-and-done debate

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday, new NCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert spoke to Seattle radio host Mitch Levy. The interview covered a range of topics, but most interesting were Emmert's thoughts on the much-maligned one-and-done rule. The key quotes: "I much prefer the ba...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  14. Get ready for the APR online database

    Eamonn Brennan

    Perhaps deceased former NCAA president Myles Brand's greatest legacy -- at least outside the state of Indiana -- is the Academic Progress Rates (APRs) program. The rates are a measure, devised by the NCAA, to track whether programs and coaches are en...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  15. NCAA tries to defend expansion, fails

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you were hoping today's press conference with NCAA senior vice president of basketball and business strategies Greg Shaheen was going to yield positive information regarding the impending NCAA Expansionpocalypse, well, sorry. It didn't. Instead, i...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  16. Obama sees a favorite taking Final Four

    Eamonn Brennan

    For two years of NCAA tournament madness, it's been a recurrent theme: But how is the President doing? Last year, President Obama's bracket was pretty impressive, but this year, Obama is just like the rest of us: busted. The hoops fan-in-chief didn't...

    Blog | March 30, 2010