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NCAA President Emmert "Happy To Help" Form College Football Playoff
Published March 3, 2011
OLD COLLEGE TRY: In New Orleans, Jim Kleinpeter writes Emmert is “well aware he has stepped into the white hot spotlight of college sports at a time that place rarely has been hotter.” He has spent the past five months “coming to a deeper understanding of the organization's role, and that it goes far beyond wins and losses and making money.” Emmert: "What's been fascinating is the range of not just attitudes but beliefs about what the NCAA is and what it isn't and how often those are just dead wrong. What we really do is help student-athletes.” He added, “We're going to protect the model of collegiate athletics. It is a uniquely American phenomenon. No other nation on earth combines sports and athletics the way we do in the United States. It is truly American and well-worth preserving" (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 3/3).