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NCAA BOD Votes In Favor Of Deregulation; Revised Rules Will Go Into Effect Aug. 1
Published January 21, 2013
TURNING THE PAGE: NCAA President Mark Emmert, for “all the criticism he has endured, seems committed to reforming the organization into a more nimble beast that can serve the interests of a diverse group of schools while maintaining the bedrock principles of amateur athletics.” The NCAA overall “took about 25 pages out of its rulebook Saturday, and that's important.” But that is “only a start.” Emmert will “spend the next year pushing more and even bigger reforms, some of which may get blowback” (USATODAY.com, 1/19). USA TODAY's Wolken writes the rule changes "marked a significant milestone in Emmert's tenure." Given the "relative cooperation" Emmert received in "pushing this reform package through the various committees and processes, there is perhaps a blueprint for how he can reshape the NCAA into the more efficient, tougher, common-sense organization he talked about when he took office." Wolken: "The truth is, Emmert has gotten more done than many of his predecessors" (USA TODAY, 1/21).