NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks at IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series

NCAA President Mark Emmert sat down with NewsChannel 15's Sports Director Glenn Marini for an exclusive interview.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA since 2010, spoke at IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center on Tuesday evening as part of the university’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

WANE-TV sports director Glenn Marini had an exclusive one-on-one interview with Emmert. Marini and Emmert discussed the state of college athletics, the possibility of paying student-athletes, and what a program like IPFW can do to thrive in the current environment of college sports.

The fourth and final speaker in the Omnibus Lecture Series will be Dr. Bennet Omalu on April 4. As detailed in the 2015 award-winning film Concussion, Dr. Bennet Omalu’s career breakthrough came in becoming the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a significant factor in the deaths of certain professional athletes.