NCAA president pushes to clean up college sports




INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert wants university leaders to help him clean up college sports.

After a scandal-plagued year, Emmert told about 2,000 delegates at the annual NCAA convention that it cannot happen again. Emmert used Thursday’s state of the association speech to address some of the most tawdry allegations in the governing body’s history.

Emmert urged presidents and athletic department leaders to re-emphasize the importance of playing by the rules, getting an education and restoring integrity to college sports.

He expects the NCAA to play a role in the cleanup, too. Emmert is promising tougher penalties for rule-breakers and a refined enforcement process to hand down punishments more quickly.