President Coleman to head NCAA????

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on September 17th, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Did you all see reports that link our own President Coleman to the job as the new President of NCAA?



September 17th, 2009 at 10:13 PM ^

i went to the freep so you all don't have to. there's an article that says "[Mary Sue Coleman] chuckled at reports she could be a possible successor to Myles Brand, the NCAA president who died Wednesday of cancer."
also she said after someone asked her if she was going to take the job she said "I hadn't seen that"


September 17th, 2009 at 10:03 PM ^

Condoleezza Rice would be an interesting choice to replace Brand. She was thrown around as Pac-10 commissioner after she left the White House administration. She has an academic official background with her provost time at Stanford. She's also been on record as wanting to manage a sports team, as she's a huge sports fan.


September 18th, 2009 at 12:05 AM ^

As someone who spent 10 years at Michigan (less than half as a student, the rest as staff) this does not surprise me. She is a charming woman and really has the ability to mold situations to her will. I think the Big10, despite its national struggles in the power sports, is a good source for NCAA leadership. We are (mostly) comprised of top notch schools but can still pull off major college sports with major dollars behind them. Brand came from Indiana and Ohio State. Ms. Coleman is president at one of the highest profile schools and came from Iowa.

I think Brand's legacy will keep our profile high. That does not mean she is actually being considered.

We will know for sure if this is dead if Herbsteit breaks the story though.