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NCAA President Faces Tough Questions at Senate Hearing

On Wednesday, a hearing before the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation got a little heated when senators took the time to grill NCAA President Mark Emmert about why his organization has been so slow to address the many issues, from sexual assault to exploitation of athletes, that have plagued college sports.

At one point, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) remarked that if the “real rule makers” of the NCAA were university presidents, he wanted to haul them into the chamber for a hearing.

Of course, as ACTA pointed out during the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the problem with college sports is precisely that presidents have too much power. We say as much in our latest blog post:

The NCAA may theoretically be in the business of regulating college sports, but, in reality, it is controlled by college presidents whose unchecked ambition often leads to poor governance and serious corruption. That is why active and engaged trustees are so important. They must provide a vital check on administrative authority and exercise real oversight.

Read the full piece here.

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