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Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 squads in 10 different college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic report cards released Tuesday.
Where is NCAA president Mark Emmert? That the scandal is academic and not athletic is irrelevant. The president has already shown a devil-may-care willingness to disregard tradition and intervene at Penn State.
The family of Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who died amid a scandal of sex abuse charges that tainted his football program, is filing a lawsuit Thursday to overturn the NCAA sanctions against the school.
The NCAA is facing a new legal attack after the family of the late coach Joe Paterno was joined by former players and others connected to Penn State in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the landmark sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
From former players to faculty members, a mini-cross section of the Penn State community has partnered with the late head coach Joe Paterno's family in suing the NCAA to overturn the landmark sanctions against the school for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
A lawsuit planned by the family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, former players and others connected to the school seeks to overturn the NCAA's swift and strict sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno _ along with several university trustees, former players and others connected to the school _ plan to sue the NCAA over the landmark sanctions against the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The estate of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno and several university trustees and former players are planning to sue the NCAA over the landmark sanctions against the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, according to a report.
He sparred with reporters. He defended his record. He brushed off criticism as part of the job.
NCAA President Mark Emmert spent 15 minutes documenting the progress that the organization has made under his leadership, from making sure students go to class to fighting corruption.
Ignore all those headlines about botched investigations, questionable leadership, allegations of grade-changing and athletes loading up on "soft" courses to stay eligible.
March is played under the charade of amateurism, with enough shameless mentions of "student-athletes" to make you spit your beverage back into that NCAA-regulated cup while they further their university's educational mission hundreds of miles from campus classrooms.
It's a short walk from the MGM Grand sports book _ where the odds on Saturday favored Oregon by two points over UCLA _ to the arena where the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament was contested. Timed just right, a fan could have sneaked away at halftime to place a bet on his favorite school and still made it back before play resumed.
For all the high-minded talk of reform and accountability, a 19-member group of college presidents, athletics directors and conference commissioners went all-in with a failed president and, by association, a broken system.
The Miami debacle is the latest example of the NCAA's departure from reality, an organization founded to protect the on-field safety of athletes now bravely shielding them from evils like free tattoos and being paid to sign autographs.
"If you can't graduate half your student-athletes, you shouldn't be worried about playing in championships or tournaments," said NCAA President Mark Emmert. "There's more important things for you to be focused on."
Emmert, who was joined on a conference call with reporters by NCAA committee chairman Walt Harrison, president of the University of Hartford, said the APR — now in its 10th year — has "changed the culture of intercollegiate athletics."