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NCAA's Emmert Defends Scholarship Values, Insurance Coverage On ESPN Radio

04 / 18 / 14

NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" Friday morning and talked about several of the bigger issues facing the organization, including whether the value of a scholarship is enough, granting student-athletes unlimited food and the unionization efforts at Northwestern. E...

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