Hoosier Headlines for September 17, 2009: death of Myles Brand and other news.

This Hutchens quote echoes a common theme in today's coverage, and I really don't get. it  Myles Brand became president of the NCAA only because he fired Bob Knight.  After the Knight firing, at a time when the IU community needed to heal, Brand went on something of a victory lap, making speeches to the National Press Club and in other venues about reining in college athletics and so on.  For taking on Knight, Brand became a cult hero among university presidents and he ultimately became the NCAA president.  It's absurd to contend that mentioning the Knight firing early in Brand's obituary is some sort of slight to the man.  The Knight firing was the defining moment of Brand's career, and if it hadn't happened, he wouldn't be so widely eulogized today.

 

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