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Happy President’s Day!: The History of U.S. Presidents and the NCAA

On behalf of the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm, we wish you a relaxing President’s Day (for those of you with a day-off)! For some of you (like us) who are working today, have a stress-free holiday!

NCAA and United States Presidential Trivia:

The NCAA owes its creation to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. According to the NCAA, the association “was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time”. President Roosevelt “summoned college athletics leaders to two White House conferences to encourage reforms. In early December 1905, Chancellor Henry M. MacCracken of New York University convened a meeting of 13 institutions to initiate changes in football playing rules. At a subsequent meeting December 28 in New York City, 62 colleges and universities became charter members of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS). The IAAUS officially was constituted March 31, 1906, and took its present name, the NCAA, in 1910″.

Source: About the NCAA: History, http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/about+the+ncaa/who+we+are/about+the+ncaa+history.

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