Brand brings just the right touch
NCAA president has changed the expectation, performance of student-athletes
DETROIT -- During the men's basketball Detroit Regional in March 2008, I looked up at a food court at our hotel to see NCAA president Myles Brand eating a sandwich and reading the newspaper, alone and unbothered in a crowd.
The normalcy of it struck me because nothing in sports seems to strip a person of his/her humanity more than working for the NCAA.
The NCAA's first executive director, Walter Byers, spent decades walling off himself and his organization from the public. The testament ...
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