Emmert gets vote of confidence from NCAA

TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Published:

NCAA President Mark Emmert has gotten a vote of confidence from the association's executive committee, despite a series of recent missteps that have many questioning his leadership.

The NCAA released a statement on Saturday saying that the executive committee has "unanimously affirmed" its ongoing support of Emmert. The move comes after a week where University of Miami President Donna Shalala called the NCAA's probe of the Hurricanes "unprofessional and unethical," and where presidents of schools in the Mountain West Conference reportedly questioned Emmert's leadership.

The dialogue between Mountain West presidents was reported Friday by CBSSports.com.

Emmert has been president of the NCAA since October 2010. Under his watch, the NCAA has been laden with tumult, most notably fallout from sanctions against Penn State and the botched Miami investigation.