Finals Watch: Presidential parting shot

ATLANTA (AP) — Presidential parting shot

The formal question-and-answer portion of his news conference had just ended when NCAA president Mark Emmert looked at a reporter and said “I know you’re disappointed, but I’m still here.”

It was a fitting parting shot on Thursday for Emmert, who has faced criticism as the NCAA has revealed it broke its own rules while investigating the scandal involving a Miami booster.

Emmert said dealing with criticism is a part of his job, especially as the NCAA goes through change.

“If you’re gonna launch a change agenda you’ve got to be able to deal with criticism,” he said.

— Charles Odum — http://twitter.com/CharlesOdum

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