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NCAA Announces New President To Replace Mark Emmert

NCAA Announces New President To Replace Mark Emmert

The NCAA has announced that their long-time president, Mark Emmert, will leave his post soon after stepping down from his role after the organisation has announced Charlie Baker as his replacement

Emmert, who has been steering college sports’ top organisation since 2010, is leaving through mutual agreement between the president and the NCAA’s board of governors.

It comes as the college sports landscape is undergoing shifts with players being granted rights and compensation through NIL deals, which Emmert lost in a court case back in 2014.

The NCAA also ratified a new constitution in January, with the association set to undergo a restructuring that will ultimately see it play less of a forward-facing role than it has since its formation.

Emmert has also faced multiple criticisms due to several missteps including the slow pace in which the NCAA instituted NIL policies.

Emmert was also at the helm when the NCAA was involved in the antitrust case in the United States Supreme Court, which lost in a 9-0 ruling last year that subsequently allowed players to receive minor perks including education-related items such as laptops, internships and post-graduate opportunities generated through their time as college athletes.

Emmert was also in charge during the scandal involving the disparity of resources between the men’s and women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments, incidents that led to several high-profile programs being placed on NCAA probation.

Baker was chosen due to  his reputation of building bipartisan coalitions and leading companies to financial success in the private sector main focus will be lobbying the US Congress to intervene, and has made lobbying the US Congress to intervene in the ongoing compensation problem.

This announcement comes after the NCAA announced US$59 million deficit.

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