NCAA president eager to greet Obama in Dayton
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert thinks having President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron at Tuesday night's tournament games will give the "First Four'' even more credibility.
Emmert spoke about a variety of topics during a phone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.
He says North Carolina's postseason ban in football is an indication that rule-breakers will face tougher penalties, that there has not yet been any discussion of the NCAA doing random regular-season testing for street drugs, and that a committee continues to work out details to bring back the $2,000 stipend for student-athletes.
With the tourney tipping off Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, Emmert wanted to talk basketball -- and the fact that Obama and Cameron were expected to attend the Western Kentucky- Mississippi Valley State game.