From The Sherman Report
As if Mark Emmert and the NCAA didn’t have enough bad PR problems on its plate, here’s another one: Now the president and the association appear to be ducking the nation’s sports editors.
The Associated Press Sports Editors, joined by other news organizations, wrote a letter last week to Emmert expressing profound frustration over recent NCAA decisions regarding the media. Specifically, they cite the NCAA moving 30 percent of its media seating for the Final Four “away from the court and into locations which make our
coverage of these games more difficult and ultimately less informative to the public.”
There also are issues regarding social media, credentials and access for coverage of football and basketball at various schools and conferences.
The letter says that the APSE and other news organizations have been trying to meet with NCAA officials since last October. Much to their frustration, a meeting has yet to take place.