The National Collegiate Athletic Association

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association also known as the NCAA is one of the most popular Athletic Associations in the entire nation that regulates over 1,281 universities, conferences, and organizations. Some of the top conferences in the NCAA are the SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Big Ten (Tomlinson,2010.) The NCAA is a non-profit association that brings in over 871.6 million dollars in revenue a year. The NCAA also awards 89 national championships a year in football, basketball, softball, gymnastics, swim and dive, soccer, and tennis to name a few. The NCAA 's most dominant competitions are college basketball and college (American) football, and it was estimated in 2000 that 75 per cent of US colleges made profits from these sports,…show more content…
It was not officially founded until 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt on March 31st. However, the National Collegiate Athletic Association was previously known as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United Stated (IAAUS) and when Roosevelt founded this association it was not known as the NCAA. Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910 and has been that ever since. Like stated in the introduction, the current headquarters for the NCAA is in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the headquarters have not always been there. The NCAA has had multiple homes in Kansas City, until it finally settled in Indianapolis. The current CEO of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is Mark Emmert who took the position of CEO on November 1st 2010. Emmert is the fifth CEO of the NCAA, preceded by Myles Brand. Walter Byers (1951-1988), Dick Schultz (1988-1993), Cedric Dempsey (1994-2002), Myles Brand (2003-2009), Jim Isch (interim 2009-2010) were all before Mark Emmert. There are many ways to be a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and there are requirements, waivers and applications one will have to fill out depending on what division one is in. There are five different member categories; Active Member, Provisional Member, Member Conference, Affiliated Member, and Corresponding Member. An Active Member would be a four year university that is accredited by
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