Report: NCAA president Mark Emmert considering leaving position [UPDATE]
UPDATE: Mark Emmert denied a report he is considering leaving his post as NCAA president, according to a tweet by ESPN's Joe Schad.
NCAA president Mark Emmert is considering leaving his position atop the intercollegiate athletics organization, according to a report on Twitter by the sports blog SPORTSbyBROOKS.
Emmert became NCAA president in October 2010. He served as president of the University of Washington from 2004 to 2010. Before that, he was the chancellor at LSU from 1999 to 2004.
During Emmert's tenure, the NCAA has explored broad changes. College football appears on the brink of a playoff. The NCAA developed a plan to give athletes on full scholarship a $2,000 stipend, but because of objections from member schools, put the plan on hold. Emmert has also reportedly looked into condensing the NCAA's rulebook.
In January, Emmert signed a two-year contract extension that runs until October 2017. LSU's Board of Supervisors fired president John Lombardi in April. Former university president William Jenkins was hired on an interim basis at the time.