Thursday, February 14, 2013
APME urges colleagues to share letter to NCAA
APME and APSE have reached out to the NCAA numerous times in the last few years in an effort to meet with and discuss issues of importance. Our efforts to communicate with NCAA officials have had very limited success.
Over the last year, Gerry Ahern, president of APSE and Tim Franklin, co-chair of ASNE’s Freedom of Information committee, have tried repeatedly to talk with the NCAA. Unfortunately, like earlier attempts to arrange meetings, the NCAA has not been able to find the time to meet with anyone.
The attached letter was written by Kevin Goldberg, ASNE's attorney, with the input and approval of the leaders of each organization and their respective counsels. The intent of this letter is to communicate our collective frustration with the NCAA’s continued indifference to our requests and to serve as notice that we are aware of the changes they have made for upcoming tournament coverage.
The letter was emailed from ASNE Feb. 13 and Kevin has put a hard copy in the mail to Mark Emmert and the six conference commissioners.
Now it's your turn to help by sharing this letter with your college or university presidents and athletic directors.
Thank you to Tim, Gerry and Kevin for their work on this important and difficult issue.
I will keep you posted on any developments.
Teri Hayt, Executive Editor, GateHouse Ohio Newspapers