NCAA head Myles Brand dead of cancer

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- NCAA President Myles Brand, best remembered for firing fiery Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday in Indianapolis.

NCAA President Brand has pancreatic cancer

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- NCAA President Myles Brand disclosed Saturday he has pancreatic cancer and his long-term prognosis is "not good."

NCAA says low grades could restrict play

INDIANAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- The NCAA said Tuesday some colleges could face post-season restrictions if their student-athletes don't improve in the classroom.

Univ. of Georgia president seeks playoff

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- University of Georgia President Michael Adams wrote a letter to NCAA President Myles Brand Tuesday, calling for a college football playoff system.

Congressional inquiry list adds NCAA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas, R-Calif., has expanded his inquiry into tax-exempt institutions to include U.S. college sports.

College athlete grad rate improving

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. college graduation rate of athletes, often lagging in the past, is nearing 80 percent, the NCAA says in a report.

NCAA proposes prep school crackdown

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- NCAA President Myles Brand says he will propose emergency legislation in April to tackle the problem of prep schools built around basketball teams.

NCAA purchases the NIT

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The NCAA has agreed to a purchase price of $56.5 million for the National Invitation Tournament, ending a four-year court fight between them.

NCAA President gets contract extension

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The National Collegiate Athletics Association has extended the contract of NCAA President Myles Brand through Dec. 31, 2009.

NCAA: Sports betting numbers 'startling'

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- A study showing that 35 percent of male student athletes engage in sports betting is "startling and disturbing," the president of the NCAA said Wednesday.

NCAA jumps into Colorado's sex scandal

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association will review football recruiting amid reports strippers were used at Colorado schools to influence freshmen.

Analysis: BCS confusion continues

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The NCAA has shot down the first plan aimed at revising the controversial Bowl Championship Series for college football.

Gateway college football plan rejected

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The NCAA has rejected a proposal for a one-game winner-take-all national championship game in Division 1-A college football.

NCAA coaches agree to ethics code

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- NCAA basketball coaches agreed to an ethics code Wednesday during an unprecedented gathering designed to boost their sport's integrity.

Analysis: Athletes raise graduation rates

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A new NCAA report on graduation rates may offer educators some hope for the future.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor
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Myles Brand
WAX2000091001 -10 SEPTEMBER 2000 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Indiana University head basketball coach Bobby Knight seeing here sharing a laugh with Former St. Louis Cardinal in this 1999 file picture was fired September 10th by the University of Indiana President Myles Brand for having violated a zero tolerance policy of unaceptable behavior. rw/bg/Bill Greenblatt/file UPI..

Myles Neil Brand, Ph. D. (May 17, 1942 – September 16, 2009) was president of the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and prior to that served as the 16th president of Indiana University.

Brand was born in Brooklyn, New York. He played lacrosse and basketball as a college freshman. Brand earned his Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964, and his Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1967.

Prior to serving at Indiana University, Brand was president at the University of Oregon from 1989 to 1994. Brand's other administrative posts include provost and vice president for academic affairs, Ohio State University, 1986–89; coordinating dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arizona, 1985–86; dean, faculty of social and behavioral sciences, University of Arizona, 1983–86; director, Cognitive Science Program, University of Arizona, 1982–85; head, department of philosophy, University of Arizona, 1981–83; chairman, department of philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1972–80. He began his career in the department of philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1967–72.

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