Charlie Baker named next NCAA president

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It didn’t take long for Charlie Baker to find a new job. And he is going to have his hands full.

With Baker’s run as Governor of Massachusetts set to end on Jan. 5, 2023, he’ll be joining the NCAA as its new president.

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Mark Emmert previously served as the NCAA’s president, but it was announced back in April that he’d step down at some point in 2023. After holding the role of NCAA president for 12 years, Emmert will act as consultant through June 2023.

"I am honored to become the next president of the NCAA, an organization that impacts millions of families and countless communities across this country every day," Baker said in a statement. "The NCAA is confronting complex and significant challenges, but I am excited to get to work as the awesome opportunity college athletics provides to so many students is more than worth the challenge. And for the fans that faithfully fill stadiums, stands and gyms from coast to coast, I am eager to ensure the competitions we all love to follow are there for generations to come. Over the coming months, I will begin working with student-athletes and NCAA members as we modernize college sports to suit today's world, while preserving its essential value."

Baker’s run as NCAA president will begin in March 2023.

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