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Myles Brand

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckeyefool, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    Wasn't sure where to put this but here it goes. In My opinion Brand has been just about as bad as Holbrook. It's as if they are trying to destroy and kind of school pride that may go along with sports. Brand says that schools must be responsoble with the money that they spend however I am sure that the NCAA has no problem with the money that they make on things such as the NCAA tournament. He needs to go.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=10></TD><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD noWrap>Nov. 4, 2004 wire reports </TD><TD width=10> </TD><TD align=right></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=top><TD width=10> </TD><TD>INDIANAPOLIS -- With a package of academic reforms in place, the NCAA's next crusade will address what its president calls a dangerous drift toward professionalism and sports entertainment.

    Spending enormous amounts of money to achieve athletic success, Myles Brand said Thursday, is "distorting the mission of higher education."

    "This escalation of success demanding even more success has good people with noble intentions chasing both the carrot and their tails," he said in the final speech this year in the NCAA Hall of Champions Speakers Series.

    It is a message he has delivered often in speeches since last spring and one he will take to the NCAA board during the association's convention in Dallas in January.

    Part of the problem stems from the mistaken belief that there's a correlation between success on the field and the amount of money spent by the university, a myth that won't die, Brand said.

    He called college sports "the original reality TV."

    "It's extraordinarily entertaining. ... The result has been a fast-flowing new revenue stream for athletics at just the time higher education needs relief from the mountain of financial pressures of running a complex campus," Brand said.

    But the increased revenues, mainly through the sale of television rights, lets Division I athletic departments spend at a higher rate than other university departments, especially for improved facilities. Sustaining that revenue puts added pressure on winning, Brand said.

    That, in turn, has increased the competition for outstanding athletes and coaches.

    "As a result, the competition for student-athletes, especially in the two revenue sports, football and men's basketball, has led to excesses of the kind played out in the headlines much of this past spring," he said, referring to the recruiting scandal at Colorado.

    "And the competition for good coaches has resulted in a market that yields compensation packages for a select few that puts them in the rarified air of celebrities and at odds with faculty and others on campus."

    Unlike academic requirements, which have been strengthened in recent years with the adoption of increasingly harsher penalties for schools and even individual teams that fail to graduate players on time, there's little the NCAA can do to mandate fiscal responsibility, Brand said.

    The battle must be waged by each university and its president, who ultimately is the one held accountable, he said.

    "We're not in a crisis," he said, "but we can't wait for one to arrive."

  2. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    I have one word for Miles Brand...

  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    but i thought OSU vs bowling green were equateable to the yankees vs the pirates :roll1:
  4. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    NCAA president Brand has pancreatic cancer

    By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer

    Gee would make a great replacement for Brand.
  5. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    I think they both should buy us multiple beers. I think that would solve the problem.... :biggrin:
  6. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well? everybody's waiting....
  7. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    Works for me,
  8. Jake

    Jake TBDBITL ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Having learned more about cancer over the last 11 years than I ever wanted to know, I'm afraid Mr. Brand won't be with us come 2010. Pancreatic cancer at his age is probably a 6-8 month deal, at best. :(
  9. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    But yet Patrick Swayze just won't die
  10. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Brand doesn't refuse locals when he is getting stitches and carry his medical records with him from town to town...
  11. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    "Classless Post Of The Year Award" contender, and it's only January.

    Your follow-up isn't much better, Gatorubet.
  12. Pot

    Pot Newbie

    That's not very charitable
    No Peace? Oh noes.
  13. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia

    Well, to be fair, he was commenting on my post. :p

    (Dubs, you do know that was a Roadhouse reference...? )
  14. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    Yes I do, Gator. I know the movie well, just watched it on AMC the other night. "Pain Don't Hurt" and all that. This thread is just going the wrong direction, for personal matters, and I'll just leave it at that.


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