Cedric Dempsey (born April 14, 1932) is a sports administrator who became the third executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1994 to 2003. Before leaving the post in 2002, Dempsey restructured the organization, cracked down on gambling in college sports, emphasized financial responsibility and negotiated major television contracts with ESPN and CBS.
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