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  • NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    NCAA president Mark Emmert: Unionization a 'grossly inappropriate' way to solve problems

    Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA wants to allow the big conferences with money-making teams to write their own rules, and those changes could solve many athletes' complaints more effectively than unionization.

  • NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Emmert: Unionization "grossly inappropriate"

    The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship.

  • Dayton's Kyle Davis and Devin Oliver celebrate their team's victory over Syracuse in the third-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament at the First Niagara Center, Saturday, March 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/\Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

    Put the scalpel down and turn up the volume. Now.

    Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. In today's edition, we make the rounds at a Memphis hospital, look in on 'The Most Prevaricating Man in the World," check Bill Belichick's basketball pulse and find out if Jim Calhoun has had a change of heart. Without further ado:

  • NCAA president to speak at MSU football banquet

    NCAA President Mark Emmert is scheduled to speak at the Montana State football banquet as part of the team's annual spring scrimmage in Great Falls.

  • Emmert: Stipend 'less threatening' to NCAA members

    NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that providing a stipend to student-athletes seems less threatening to the schools that earlier knocked down a proposal to increase the value of a scholarship to cover the full cost of attendance.

  • **FILE** In this March 21, 2013, file photo, in this image taken with a fisheye lens, the NCAA logo is displayed at mid-court before Albany's practice for a second-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    FENNO: NCAA continues to prove it is hypocritical to the core

    In 13 words, the NCAA kicked over what remains of the rickety foundation supporting the continued existence of the multi-billion dollar cartel.

  • **FILE** Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. views a older NFL football helmet during a hearing entitled "Legal Issues Relating to Football Head Injuries, Part II" in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. The House Judiciary Committee heard from retired players at the hearing today on head injuries in football, following up an Oct. 28 hearing in Washington where lawmakers questioned NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell about the league's approach to concussions. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    FENNO: NCAA finds way into Rep. Linda Sanchez's crosshairs over concussions

    "I am writing," Sanchez wrote, "to express my concern about the increasing number of traumatic brain injuries in college football." The innocent-sounding sentence should send a cold shiver down NCAA president Emmert's spine.

  • **FILE** Southern California running back Reggie Bush leaves the field after USC lost to Texas 41-38 in the Rose Bowl, the national championship college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    FENNO: NCAA paying the price for latest Bush-league move

    Until late last week, $179.95 bought an "officially licensed" autographed photo of Reggie Bush from the online bazaar slathered with NCAA logos. Yes, that Reggie Bush.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the organization's annual convention in Grapevine, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Mark Emmert: NCAA selling player jerseys 'hypocritical'

    The decision comes less than a week after Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Manziel was accused of receiving money for signing autographs. That would be a violation of NCAA rules, and if proven, could jeopardize his eligibility.

  • Scott: NCAA changes can come without confrontation

    Larry Scott of the Pac-12 joined the chorus of commissioners calling for sweeping change in the NCAA, and said it can happen without confrontation and with the five most powerful football conferences still competing on the field with the other five.

  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 24, 2011, file photo shows NCAA President Mark Emmert speaking during the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics meeting in Washington. In a PBS interview Monday night, July 16, 2012, Emmert said he doesn't want to "take anything off the table" if the NCAA determines penalties against Penn State are warranted. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    FENNO: NCAA's concussion culture rooted in denial

    This is an organization, after all, founded in 1905 to protect the safety of college athletes. Email after eye-opening email, however, reveals a bureaucratic wasteland that's strayed far from the original mission.

  • **FILE** In a Jan. 17, 2013 file photo NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the organization's annual convention in Grapevine, Texas. The University of Miami is critical of the NCAA's investigation into the University. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

    FENNO: NCAA silence on North Carolina academic scandal speaks volumes

    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.

  • Lawyer: NCAA actions affected entire PSU community

    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.

  • Paterno lawyer says estate to sue NCAA

    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.

  • Paterno lawyer says estate to sue NCAA

    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.

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