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NCAA's Emmert Discusses CFP After Three Years, Organization's Dealings In Esports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 17

NCAA President Mark Emmert this week discussed the CFP and esports, "among other issues," according to a Q&A with Laken Litman of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Below are excerpts, some of which have been edited for brevity and clarity. Q : The CFP is three years old now. Has it made college a...

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