by Max Brantley
When elementary girls start brawling, when the pristine Hog track program is under investigation, when half the state is transfixed by the Broyles-Nutt-Mustain saga, it might be a good time to hear from a leading figure in the sports world who's tried to exert some restraining influence on out-of-control athletics. Or at least suggest that academics are important, too.
That would be Myles Brand, president of the NCAA (who's most famous, probably, for finally having the gumption to fire basketball coach Bobby Knight when Brand was president at Indiana). He'll be in Little Rock TUESDAY FEB. 13 to speak at a brownbag lunch at the Clinton School of Public Service. The program is at 11:30 a.m. Reservations: write firstname.lastname@example.org