NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down from his position effective June 2023.

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His duties will last until the end of June 2023 or until a new president is hired. Emmert has been a hot topic of debate and criticism over the years. After being president at the University of Washington, Emmert was named president of the NCAA in October 2010.

By the time he steps down, it will be nearly 13 years at the helm for Emmert. The next hire will be just the sixth president in the history of the NCAA. The news doesn't come as too much of a surprise as there's been rumblings about this for quite some time. With that, it's a move that the majority of college fans will not be too sad about.

In his tenure, Emmert has dealt with numerous notable sexual assault scandals, lawsuits, and a variety of other dealings. He most recently pushed for schools to use the new NIL rule. This was one that took a bit too long for Emmert to push for though, as it's been a topic since the moment he took over the position. Even now, the rule has created controversy due to the lack of regulation. It's allowed the top programs in college basketball to essentially take over the transfer portal.

He also extended a television deal with CBS and Turner Sports back in 2016. Rather than testing the market, he re-upped the deal with those two and it will end up costing the NCAA potentially up to $3.5 billion.

It remains to be seen just who the possible replacements for Emmert are. Regardless, it'll be an important one for the future of the NCAA.