NCAA names Mark Emmert new president
Former LSU chancellor succeeds Brand
The 57-year-old Emmert emerged from a field that started with nearly 100 candidates, was winnowed to 32, and finally down to the handful of contenders who interviewed with the NCAA’s executive committee on Tuesday.
By late afternoon, Oregon president and committee chairman Ed Ray called Emmert to offer him the job. An hour later, Emmert was introduced as the NCAA’s fifth CEO.