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Other recipients unworthy

Letter to the Editor | Friday, April 24, 2009

I was alerted yesterday to the news that Notre Dame is to award honorary degrees to seven ‘distinguished’ people in addition to President Barack Obama. I was shocked to see the name Myles Brand in this group. This man is the current president of the NCAA and has been for about six years. I implore everyone – those for Barack and those against – to protest this man receiving an honorary degree.

Why you ask? Well, let’s be serious here. This man had the chance to change the scheme of college football as we know it and create what we all know is the right system for the post-season – a well-thought out playoff system. When taking over the job, he said he would “listen and learn” and “work it out.” He’s done neither, done nothing for NCAA Football and we are stuck with bowls determining our National Championship team still.

While I wish Mr. Brand the best with his current health problems, I implore you to protest this man being given an honorary degree. He is obviously at odds with one of the most important things here: football.

Kevin Kimberly


O’Neill Hall

April 22