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First NCAA Exec Dir Walter Byers Passes Away At The Age Of 93Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15
WALTER BYERS , the first Exec Dir of the NCAA who spent 36 years "leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics," died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kan., at the age of 93, according to Jim O'Connell of the AP. Byers' son, FRITZ , said that his father died when a "urinary t...
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