NCAA set to act on Penn State

NCAA set to act on Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 22 (UPI) -- The NCAA announced Sunday penalties were forthcoming against Penn State, whose football program was rocked by a child sex abuse scandal.
NCAA: Penn State 'death penalty' possible

NCAA: Penn State 'death penalty' possible

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said there's a systemic problem inside the Penn State football program and he won't rule out the death penalty for the program.

FCS playoffs to set attendance record

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The Football Championship Subdivision playoffs will set a record with a total attendance of more than 250,000, the NCAA said Friday.

NCAA approves extra financial aid

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The NCAA Board of Directors agreed Thursday to allow the dispersal of as much as $2,000 a year to help pay living expenses for athletes on scholarship.

NCAA: Academics now tied to championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The board of directors for NCAA Division I schools voted unanimously Thursday to link academic performance to appearances in post-season championships.

NCAA answers Justice Department inquiry

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert told the Department of Justice Wednesday his organization does not have the power to create a college football playoff.

U.S. has 'concerns' over BCS system

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it wants to know why the NCAA doesn't have a playoff setup for college football as it does for other sports.

NCAA seeks tighter recruiting rules

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday his organization would do its best to avoid a repeat of the recent turmoil surrounding Auburn star Cam Newton.

Julie Roe Lach named NCAA rules enforcer

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The NCAA announced Tuesday Julie Roe Lach will be the college sports organization's next top rules enforcer.

Emmert named NCAA president

SEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Tuesday he has been named the new president of the NCAA.
Gates, wife, father receive doctorates

Gates, wife, father receive doctorates

SEATTLE, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The University of Washington has awarded honorary doctorates to Microsoft's Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and father William H. Gates, school officials say.

University offered $200K to oust officials

SEATTLE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A University of Washington alumnus, unhappy with the football program, offered the school $200,000 to fire the head coach and athletic director.

Bill Gates foundation donates $100 million

SEATTLE, June 4 (UPI) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $105 million to the University of Washington for a health institute at the Seattle school.

O'Keefe hired as LSU chancellor

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe is returning home to his native Louisiana as chancellor of the state's flagship university.

U of Wash halts community college transfer

SEATTLE, July 16 (UPI) -- Overcrowding has forced the University of Washington system to suspend junior college transfers for as long as one year.
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Mark Emmert
University of Washington's Professor Stanley Barer (L) and President Mark Emmert (R) confers an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to The Dalai Lama (C) for His Holiness' humanitarianism, his advocacy of non-violence, and his promotion of compassion, responsibility, and understanding after he spoke to the audience in the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the in Seattle on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Mark A. Emmert, Ph.D., (born December 16, 1952) was named president of the NCAA on April 27, 2010. He is the fifth CEO of the NCAA; he assumed his duties on 1 November 2010. Emmert was previously the 30th president of the University of Washington, his alma mater, taking office in June 2004, becoming the first alumnus in 48 years to lead the UW. He left Washington on 1 October 2010 having announced his departure for the NCAA Executive Directorship on 27 April 2010.

Before Emmert became president of the University of Washington, he was chancellor at Louisiana State University and held faculty and administration positions at the University of Connecticut, Montana State University, and University of Colorado.

In 2006, the UW established the Husky Promise, a guarantee that tuition and fees will be covered for lower-income students from Washington state who are accepted to the UW. The UW also has increased access for Washington students by expanding UW Bothell and UW Tacoma to four-year programs in the fall of 2006. The UW is now looking to add a fourth campus north of Seattle to better serve the residents of North Puget Sound. The UW Seattle campus is expanding with the purchase of the Safeco property in the University District, adding about 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of building space.

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