Emmert takes center stage as NCAA retreat begins

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert has given his opening remarks at a two-day meeting to discuss the direction of the governing body.

Emmert addressed approximately 80 people, including about 20 NCAA staff members, at the two-day retreat that began Tuesday. On hand were Miami President Donna Shalala, who served in the Clinton Administration, and Missouri athletic director Mike Alden.

Among the topics on the agenda are stronger enforcement tools, deregulation, academic reforms and the financial health of college sports.