NCAA president has cancer

Andrew Cummins

The AP just reported that NCAA President Myles Brand said in a statement to colleagues that he is being treated for pancreatic cancer.  The announcment explains why he was not able to attend the NCAA convention that is wrapping up today.  In the statement Brand described his outlook as "not good," but noted that it will be several months before he finds out if treatment is working.

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Brand, 66, has served as president of the association since 2003 after leaving his post as president of the University of Indiana – where he was best known for dismissing legendary coach Bob Knight for failing to comply with a “zero tolerance policy.”