News Gov. Charlie Baker to become next president of the NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today that Gov. Charlie Baker will serve as the organization’s next president.

Baker will assume the role on Mar. 1, nearly eight and a half years after first being elected governor of Massachusetts.

“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.”

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