MW Statement on NCAA

Feb. 26, 2013

Joint Statement from Dr. Anthony Frank, Chair, Mountain West Board of Directors and President, Colorado State University and Craig Thompson, MW Commissioner

"This is a challenging era for governance within intercollegiate athletics and Dr. Mark Emmert's leadership during these times is greatly appreciated. He has initiated much needed reforms in the areas of academic enhancement, student-athlete well-being and athletic certification. As a conference, the Mountain West is committed to working within established governance channels. If we ever arrive at a situation where we have concerns with the NCAA, we will express them via appropriate channels within the formal NCAA governance structure. No such concern has been expressed by our conference."