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Brand: 'A friend in the justice world'

Myles Brand didn't win 'em all, but he championed the ideals of college athletics

Originally Published: September 17, 2009
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

America lost a champion for student-athletes, for Title IX and for civil rights in sports with the passing of Dr. Myles Brand on Wednesday. No one did more to make college sport live up to its ideals. We knew he'd been fighting deadly pancreatic cancer since January, but no one was ready when the announcement of his passing came.

Like many others, I lost a hero and a friend.

Brand was a philosopher who will be remembered for his eloquence and for his fight for justice ...

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