Mark Emmert reportedly receiving backlash for how he announced cancelation of fall championships
NCAA President Mark Emmert is probably used to all the hate by now. He’s regularly used as the punchline of many jokes, and he gets hammered within the media.
Now, he’s receiving more backlash.
Earlier Thursday, Emmert announced that all fall Division I championships are canceled, meaning teams can still compete in seasons but there will be no championships. Remember, bowl games and the College Football Playoff operate outside of the NCAA; so, college football was the only sport that was really unaffected.
The frustration wasn’t stemming from the fact that Emmert announced the news; it was how he announced it. No coaches or players apparently had any heads up on the ruling, and he announced it on a short video from the NCAA’s Twitter account.
USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported that athletes found out on social media just like the rest of us.
Already hearing campus level backlash to the way Emmert announced fall sports championships were canceled. Basically athletes found out on social media like the rest of us
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 13, 2020