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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to follow Mark Emmert as NCAA president

Dec 15, 2022

The NCAA has found a prominent politician to succeed Mark Emmert.

The NCAA announced Thursday that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) will be its next president. Baker’s term as governor is up in January and he will take over in March.

"I am honored to become the next president of the NCAA, an organization that impacts millions of families and countless communities across this country every day," Baker said in an NCAA statement. "The NCAA is confronting complex and significant challenges, but I am excited to get to work as the awesome opportunity college athletics provides to so many students is more than worth the challenge. And for the fans that faithfully fill stadiums, stands and gyms from coast to coast, I am eager to ensure the competitions we all love to follow are there for generations to come. Over the coming months, I will begin working with student-athletes and NCAA members as we modernize college sports to suit today's world, while preserving its essential value."

Emmert announced in April that he would be stepping down as president no later than June 30, 2023. According to the report, Emmert will serve in an advisory capacity for the first half of 2023.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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