Jonathan Duncan Named VP/Enforcement As NCAA Continues To Rebuild Image
The NCAA named JONATHAN DUNCAN VP/Enforcement. He has served in the role on an interim basis since March '13. Duncan previously served 15 years as the NCAA's outside counsel from multiple perspectives, including service to both the Enforcement and Rules Working Groups. Prior to joining the NCAA, Duncan was a partner at the law firm of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne (NCAA). CBSSPORTS.com's Dennis Dodd wrote, "While the NCAA has been criticized on other fronts, the enforcement group has gained a lower profile under Duncan." That in itself "should be a positive sign." There had been "wholesale defections from the department basically in the wake of MARK EMMERT conducting a 2013 investigation into the way a portion of the Miami case was handled." Duncan has "a long-standing relationship with the NCAA." He said that the decision to "remain permanently had a lot to do with his family that includes two young children and his wife," who had moved to K.C. The interim title "was due to expire in September" (CBSSPORTS.com, 4/14).