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September 25, 2012 | By the Inquirer Staff
The NCAA president says his organization would have investigated Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal if the university had not commissioned its own investigation, according to a report. CBSSports.com reported that Mark Emmert, speaking at the Division I Faculty Athletics Representatives annual meeting on Monday, said the NCAA's investigation likely would not have begun until the spring and would have lasted a year. Penn State hired a firm run by former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate the matter in November.
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August 12, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LESS THAN 24 hours after NCAA president Mark Emmert called for immediate changes in college sports, the NCAA's board of directors approved a measure that would include postseason bans if teams fall below the new Academic Progress Rate cutline. The new mark for the 4-year rolling average will increase from 900 to 930. In October, NCAA leaders will consider when the new rules will take effect. At this week's 2-day presidential retreat in Indianapolis, Emmert and South Florida president Judy Genshaft , the board's chairwoman, have stressed the need for stronger sanctions for NCAA rule-breakers, a major edit of the massive, 439-page rule book and tougher academic standards for incoming freshmen and junior-college transfers.
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December 28, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FOR THE SECOND time in less than 2 weeks, schools are objecting to a reform measure sought by university presidents and endorsed by NCAA president Mark Emmert . More than 75 schools are asking to override a plan approved in October to allow multiyear athletic scholarships rather than the 1-year renewable awards schools currently provide. That's the minimum number of dissenters needed for reconsideration by the Division I Board of Directors when it meets next month at the annual NCAA convention.
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October 25, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MORE THAN 300 major college football and men's basketball players are telling the NCAA and college presidents they want a cut of ever-increasing TV sports revenue to fatten scholarships and cover all the costs of getting a degree, with athletes picking up still more grant money when they graduate. The players from Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Purdue and UCLA have signed a petition asking the NCAA to "realize its mission to educate and protect us with integrity. " The National College Players Association, an athletes' advocacy group, provided the Associated Press with copies of the document.
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February 25, 2013
By Saturday, the stars were gone from the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. But still remaining were Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan , two of the best in match play. Poulter beat Steve Stricker to raise his record in match play over the last four years to 19-3-2. Mahan beat U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson , to put himself in position to join Tiger Woods as the only repeat winners of this World Golf Championship. Poulter and Mahan meet in one semifinal Sunday morning.
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February 22, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA sued Gov. Corbett and other state officials Wednesday to stop them from keeping $60 million in Pennsylvania State University fines for use in the state. The NCAA asserts that it is unconstitutional for a state government to pass a law that interferes with a contract, one that in this case arises from sanctions imposed on the school as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse case. The suit was filed in federal court in Harrisburg hours after Corbett signed legislation that would direct the funds solely to Pennsylvania organizations and agencies that fight and treat child abuse.
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November 11, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA is watching developments in the Penn State case but will defer to criminal investigators for now. "The NCAA will defer in the immediate term to law-enforcement officials since this situation involved alleged crimes," president Mark Emmert said yesterday. "As the facts are established through the justice system, we will determine whether association bylaws have been violated and act accordingly. " Former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period.
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January 31, 2012
NCAA president Mark Emmert reiterated his support Monday for a two-round, four-team BCS championship playoff. Emmert said there are ongoing discussions about what he described as a Final Four model, a scenario that this season would've matched LSU against Stanford, and Alabama vs. Oklahoma State, with the winners advancing to the title game. Alabama beat LSU, 21-0, to avenge its lone loss and win the championship in a criticized rematch. Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien named Jim Bernhardt as special assistant and director of player development, and Craig Fitzgerald , a La Salle High School graduate whose most recent coaching job was at South Carolina, as director of strength and conditioning.
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January 24, 2013
The NCAA said Wednesday its enforcement staff had botched a high-profile investigation of the University of Miami by improperly conducting at least two depositions while working with an attorney for disgraced booster Nevin Shapiro . Miami has been under investigation since the convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind said he had provided improper benefits to Hurricanes recruits. The NCAA does not have subpoena power. At least one of the people deposed by attorney Maria Elena Perez as part of Shapiro's bankruptcy case appeared under subpoena.
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October 4, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - If former NCAA presidents Gene Corrigan or Cedric Dempsey were still in power, Penn State's sanctions would not have been as harsh. "I was upset for you," the 84-year-old Corrigan told a crowd of 500 Penn State students, faculty members, and townspeople who filled the State Theatre in downtown State College on Wednesday night. "I felt you were hit in the head pretty hard. " Corrigan and Dempsey were a part of a panel discussion, "The Future of the NCAA and Its Membership.
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September 26, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Fourteen months after Penn State was hit with historic sanctions from the NCAA, the program received some welcomed news yesterday. Citing "continued progress toward ensuring athletics integrity," the NCAA dialed back its sanctions. Penn State's football program will gradually see its number of scholarships increase in the next 3 years. That process will begin next season, and the Nittany Lions will be back to a full 85 scholarships by 2016. Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, the athletics integrity monitor for Penn State, said the university has "made a serious, good-faith effort to embrace and adopt the changes needed to change its future.
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February 25, 2013
By Saturday, the stars were gone from the Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. But still remaining were Ian Poulter and Hunter Mahan , two of the best in match play. Poulter beat Steve Stricker to raise his record in match play over the last four years to 19-3-2. Mahan beat U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson , to put himself in position to join Tiger Woods as the only repeat winners of this World Golf Championship. Poulter and Mahan meet in one semifinal Sunday morning.
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February 22, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NCAA sued Gov. Corbett and other state officials Wednesday to stop them from keeping $60 million in Pennsylvania State University fines for use in the state. The NCAA asserts that it is unconstitutional for a state government to pass a law that interferes with a contract, one that in this case arises from sanctions imposed on the school as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse case. The suit was filed in federal court in Harrisburg hours after Corbett signed legislation that would direct the funds solely to Pennsylvania organizations and agencies that fight and treat child abuse.
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January 31, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
NOW THAT the NCAA has revealed that it is investigating its investigators, isn't it time to end this fraud once and for all. One of the great political mysteries is how an organization that generates ridiculous amounts of cash for the television rights to the NCAA basketball tournament and oversees a never-ending arms race among its member schools in search of endless revenue streams is able to maintain its tax-exempt status. Seems that everybody gets paid expect the players, aka, the "student-athletes.
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January 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NCAA has found what it calls "a very severe issue of 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. NCAA president Mark Emmert announced the findings Wednesday. The sports governing body said former enforcement staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney for former Miami booster and convicted Ponzi scheme architect Nevin Shapiro "to improperly obtain information . . . through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not involve the NCAA.
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January 24, 2013
The NCAA said Wednesday its enforcement staff had botched a high-profile investigation of the University of Miami by improperly conducting at least two depositions while working with an attorney for disgraced booster Nevin Shapiro . Miami has been under investigation since the convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind said he had provided improper benefits to Hurricanes recruits. The NCAA does not have subpoena power. At least one of the people deposed by attorney Maria Elena Perez as part of Shapiro's bankruptcy case appeared under subpoena.
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January 1, 2013 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a $60 million endowment on the line, a fight is brewing over the NCAA's plans for abuse prevention in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal. College sports' governing body hopes to use the money - funded by fines assessed against Pennsylvania State University - to tackle the problem nationwide. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania lawmakers argue the state's money should be spent entirely within its borders. But amid the increasing tension, child advocates worry that the territorial debate over the money has overshadowed more critical questions of how the money could best be used.
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October 26, 2012 | By Daniel I. Dorfman, For The Inquirer
CHICAGO - NCAA president Mark Emmert is standing by the severe sanctions leveled on Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal. In an hour-long forum Wednesday at the City Club of Chicago, Emmert said the four-year bowl ban on Penn State was the right course of action instead of the "death penalty" for the football program. Emmert also said the NCAA was following established policy by removing championship games from New Jersey in light of the state's considering a bill to allow sports betting.
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October 4, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - If former NCAA presidents Gene Corrigan or Cedric Dempsey were still in power, Penn State's sanctions would not have been as harsh. "I was upset for you," the 84-year-old Corrigan told a crowd of 500 Penn State students, faculty members, and townspeople who filled the State Theatre in downtown State College on Wednesday night. "I felt you were hit in the head pretty hard. " Corrigan and Dempsey were a part of a panel discussion, "The Future of the NCAA and Its Membership.
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