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March 20, 2013

NCAA President Mark Emmert visits Whittier College

Photo by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com

WHITTIER, Calif. - Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) paid a special visit to the Whittier College campus last Thursday, March 14 to speak to the athletes regarding numerous topics within the NCAA. 

Emmert who was on campus visiting with Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger who is on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council decided to sit down and have a Huddle talk with the Poet athletes on campus.   

After speaking about the history and mission of the NCAA, Emmert fielded questions from students in the audience that ranged from asking about his favorite sport and his thoughts on Division III athletic scholarships to Title IX and homophobia in sports.

 "I like to take time to talk to students, mostly I want to hear what is on your mind... how can the NCAA do things better and make your experience as student athletes more fulfilling," said Emmert during his talk.

The Whittier College Huddle was streamed live by the Whittier College Sports Network and can be viewed on the Poets’ Gameday Central.