NCAA President Myles Brand Dies At 67

Posted by Neil Ferro on September-16-2009 Add Comments

NCAA president Myles Brand has succumbed to pancreatic cancer, according to sources. He was 67.

As president, Brand stressed the need for academic responsibility in years when increasing competition among schools challenged the legitimacy of the classroom for athletes on campus.

Brand's office was at the forefront of establishing the APR, or academic progress rate, of a school, which counts transfers and ineligibilities due to low grades as penalties against a school's score. After losing a certain number of APR points, schools can now face lost scholarships or other sanctions, giving them incentive to pay attention to athlete's academic responsibilities and to stress the classroom first.

Brand is also known for fac...

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