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Oliver Luck is Name to Consider as NCAA President Replacement



With the announcement of NCAA President Mark Emmert stepping down from his role on Tuesday, former West Virginia Director of Athletics Oliver Luck is a name to be considered to take over. Emmert will continue to serve his role until a replacement is found or June 2023.

Pete Thamel, college football senior writer for ESPN, thinks that Luck will be considered.

Luck served as West Virginia’s athletic director from 2010-14, still having an impact on the university today. Luck most recently started Country Roads Trust, an NIL campaign to help out WVU student athletes. Prior to his executive jobs, Luck played quarterback at West Virginia from 1978-81. Luck played 41 games for the Mountaineers, throwing for 5,763 passing yards and 43 touchdowns.

From 2014-18, Luck served as NCAA’s executive vice president for regulatory affairs. Luck then left his position to become the commissioner for the revamped XFL.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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