Emmert defends record during contentious briefing

Updated: April 5, 2013, 3:34 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- He sparred with reporters. He defended his record. He brushed off criticism as part of the job.

NCAA President Mark Emmert was downright defiant with anyone who questioned whether he's leading the organization in the right direction.

The annual state-of-the-NCAA news conference leading up to the Final Four turned into a series of contentious exchanges Thursday, as Emmert insisted anyone pushing for significant reform is bound to rub some people the wrong way.

"Some ...

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