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Mark Emmert, Jim Delany Head NCAA's Witness List For Ed O'Bannon Case

NCAA President Mark Emmert and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany are "among the people on the NCAA's revised live witness list for the Ed O'Bannon trial that starts next week," according to Jon Solomon of CBSSPORTS.com. The O'Bannon plaintiffs "wanted to call Emmert during their arguments that lead off the case," but U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken "ruled last week that each live witness will testify only once and that Emmert will be available to the plaintiffs during cross-examination of the NCAA's defense" (CBSSPORTS.com, 6/4).

NCAA WITNESS LIST
Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky
Michigan AD Dave Brandon
Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany
Hanover Research VP Michael Dennis
NCAA Managing Dir of Academic & Membership Affairs Diane Dickman
NCAA President Mark Emmert
Economist James Heckman
Michigan State AD Mark Hollis
Horizon League Commissioner Jonathan LeCrone
NCAA VP/Academic & Membership Affairs Kevin Lennon
NCAA Exec VP/Championships & Alliances Mark Lewis
Stanford AD Bernard Muir
South Carolina President Harris Pastides
NCAA Managing Dir of Research Todd Petr
Former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson
Texas women's AD Chris Plonsky
Economist Daniel Rubinfeld
SEC Exec Associate Commissioner & COO Greg Sankey
Economist Lauren Stiroh
 

ALSO ON THE DOCKET: Solomon noted Wilken also will "oversee the Shawne Alston cost-of-attendance case filed in California and the Marvin Jenkins scholarship case filed by prominent sports attorney Jeffrey Kessler in New Jersey." Additional "tag-along lawsuits will likely also fall under Wilken" (CBSSPORTS.com, 6/4).
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