View Full Version : OT - NCAA prez Myles Brand passes away

09-16-2009, 01:36 PM

It'll be interesting to see who is the next prez. I felt Brand did some good things while he was in charge....

09-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Brand recognized that NCAA players need cash sometimes and helped make that easier through his "emergency fund" rule changes. In my dream world, the next guy will push for a policy where NCAA players get a couple thousand a month as a stipend, but I doubt that the schools would agree to pay for labor that they currently receive for free.

Go Bulldogs! Get Bigger!

09-16-2009, 07:42 PM
More about Brand's accomplishments during his tenure:


I felt his best accomplishment was instituting the APR:

2. APR. Those initials still might be a mystery to some college fans, but not to coaches. APR stands for Academic Progress Rate, and essentially it means programs whose athletes do poorly in school face punishments that affect athletics. Such programs might lose scholarships. They might be banned from postseason competition. Some of the math of the APR is arcane, but Brand particularly pushed for programs not to be punished if athletes were in good academic standing before transferring or pursuing a professional career. The APR tends to nudge athletes to pursue less challenging courses, as well. But the academic performance of athletes in most sports has improved, with graduation rates exceeding those of general students, and that contributes to the health of college athletics.