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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 7, 2004

NCAA President To Discuss Athletic Fiscal Responsibility In Oct. 12 Lecture

NCAA President Myles Brand will participate in a panel discussion about fiscal responsibility and college athletics at the University of Iowa at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the Richey Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Brand will begin the panel discussion with a 35-minute address titled, "Achieving Fiscal Responsibility in Athletics." He will then participate in a 90-minute panel discussion. Other panelists include: Chuck Lynch, professor of epidemiology; Clay Dungy, professor of pediatrics; Katherine Tachau, professor of history; Gail Blevins, UI women's softball coach; Barry Pump, UI student; and Natan Pheil, UI student-athlete.

Brand assumed his duties as president of the NCAA Jan. 1, 2003. Prior to that, he was president of Indiana University from 1994 to 2002 and president of the University of Oregon from 1989 to 1994. He's also held faculty and administrative posts at the Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Pittsburgh. His nationally acclaimed January 2001 speech to the National Press Club, "Academics First: Reforming Intercollegiate Athletics," focused on how the disconnect between intercollegiate athletics and education "jeopardizes the essential mission of our universities."

Brand's visit to UI is sponsored by the President's Committee on Athletics.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,