INDIANAPOLIS - Myles Brand, who fired Bob Knight as Indiana's basketball coach and went on to become NCAA president, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer. He was 67.
At the helm of college sports' largest governing body, Brand worked to change the perception that wins supersede academics and earned accolades for his efforts.
Brand broke the news that he had cancer in January at the NCAA convention and continued to handle day-to-day operations. NCAA officials were not ready to say who would replace Brand or when a search might begin.
"Myles Brand's passing is a great personal loss of a dear friend and an even greater loss to the NCAA and collegiate athletics," said Georgia president Michael Adams, who worked closely with Brand.
Brand gained national attention in May 2000 when, as Indiana president, he put Knight on a zero-tolerance policy. Four months later, after Knight had an incident with a student on campus, Brand did what many thought unthinkable, firing the coach who won three national titles in Bloomington.
BASKETBALL: Wisconsin freshman Jeremy Glover was kicked off the team after his arrest last week on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.
OBITUARY: Dave Fuller, who owns the most wins in Florida baseball history, died Tuesday in Gainesville. He was 94. Mr. Fuller was 557-354-6 and won three SEC titles from 1948-75. He also was an assistant football coach his entire tenure.
MISSISSIPPI STATE: Defensive back Maurice Langston will be allowed to join the team after taking a plea deal following his arrest for marijuana possession.
NEBRASKA: Running back Collins Okafor, a redshirt freshman, left the program.
SWAC: The league's first female football official, Yvonda Lewis, will work the Texas College-Texas Southern game Saturday in Houston.