By Ralph D. Russo
Mark Emmert is now the second-longest tenured leader in the long history of the NCAA.
INDIANAPOLIS — A dry erase board stuck to the wall behind the door to Mark Emmert’s office at NCAA headquarters has three columns drawn on it. At the top of the list on the left, “Academic Success” is handwritten in green marker. The middle column is for “Health & Well Being.” On the right is “Fairness.”
Jotted down under each header are policy goals and initiatives the NCAA has worked to achieve during Emmert’s 11-year tenure leading the nation’s largest governing body for college sports.
Ask Emmert about the NCAA’s accomplishments under his watch and he will point to that wall.
“I’m incredibly proud of my work record,” he said during a recent 45-minute interview with The Associated Press.
Many are not so impressed.