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Happy
09-16-2009, 06:51 PM
Myles Brand has died. I would expect that the NCAA will continue with his policies, especially his valuing academics over athletes.

Red Cloud
09-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Myles Brand has died. I would expect that the NCAA will continue with his policies, especially his valuing academics over athletes.

Good.

fr joe
09-17-2009, 12:48 AM
Good.

Myles Brand died of pancreatic cancer. He was the first NCAA President to have previously served as a university president (U of Oregon and Indiana U). Keeping him and his family in thoughts and prayers.

Red Cloud
09-17-2009, 07:18 AM
Myles Brand died of pancreatic cancer. He was the first NCAA President to have previously served as a university president (U of Oregon and Indiana U). Keeping him and his family in thoughts and prayers.

Really, the NCAA should be drawing more from the academic ranks - we sometimes forget that the student part of student-athlete comes first, and thus the NCAA needs to be as vigiliant as possible at keeping the importance of that relation. Dr. Brand certainly did that, and we should be thankful for his service.

Pancreatic cancer, as I said in the RPI thread, is the worst cancer. With most other types, at least you have a fighting chance, in some cases better than that. Pancreatic is a death sentence.

toehimp
09-18-2009, 08:29 AM
Will the passing of Dr. Brand have any effect on the Fighting Sioux debacle???

stev

goldy_331
09-18-2009, 08:59 AM
Really, the NCAA should be drawing more from the academic ranks - we sometimes forget that the student part of student-athlete comes first, and thus the NCAA needs to be as vigiliant as possible at keeping the importance of that relation.

Sometimes???? :eek: I'd say most of us on this board never notice it. :(