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Are The NCAA's Days Numbered?


New York Times' Greg Bishop takes a look at the tumultuous times of the NCAA and its president, Mark Emmert. A period of intense focus fomented by the organization's actions in the Penn State affair and the botched investigation of Miami University, not to mention prolonged scrutiny of individual athletes such as Shabazz Muhammad and Myck Kabongo. The widespread and roiling criticism led to this comment from a former insider:

“I don’t recall a time when there has been less optimism about the N.C.A.A. and how it operates,” said Josephine Potuto, the former chairwoman of the N.C.A.A.’s Committee on Infractions and a law professor at Nebraska. “Whether that’s on merit, or a confluence of events hitting at the same time, the fact is there’s an overwhelming feeling that everything is wrong.”

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