NCAA president Myles Brand dies from pancreatic cancer

NCAA president Myles Brand dies from pancreatic cancer: "NCAA president Myles Brand, who fired basketball coach Bob Knight when he was head of Indiana University, died Wednesday afternoon from pancreatic cancer. He was 67.

As the first former university president ever to run college sports' largest governing body, Brand worked to change the perception that victories superseded academics in college sports.

He broke the news that he had cancer in January at the NCAA convention and continued to run the organization's day-to-day operations, despite undergoing treatment.

The NCAA announced his death. Officials were not ready to announce who would replace Brand or when they plan to search for a successor."


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