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Emmert To Deliver His First State-Of-The-NCAA Speech At Convention

Emmert will likely address eligibility, amateurism issues during first State-of-the-NCAA speech
New NCAA President Mark Emmert will deliver his first state-of-the-NCAA speech tomorrow with the Cam Newton eligibility controversy and a season of bad agent and player behavior still fresh from the college football season. The NCAA’s annual convention began today and runs through Saturday in San Antonio. While Emmert will likely address some of those eligibility and amateurism issues tomorrow, no emergency legislation is planned to address Newton’s case, which allowed him to stay eligible after evidence surfaced that his father shopped him to schools for thousands of dollars.

Even without the legislation, though, those topics will certainly generate plenty of discussion and debate among the 3,000 administrators who are expected to attend. Emmert, who took over in October and previously was the Univ. of Washington’s president, has said in the past that he intends to get tougher on those who break the rules.

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