December 27, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA says Myles Brand has died after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 67.
The university president turned NCAA chief who pushed for tighter academic standards in college sports and took on Bob Knight died Wednesday.
Brand announced he had cancer in January at the NCAA convention and continued to run the organization's day-to-day operations.
He became the first university president to run college sports' largest governing body, and worked to change the perception that wins supersede academics in college athletics.
It's the first time a sitting NCAA president has died.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.