Several notable speakers honored the life and the memory of former IU and NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand.

To the several hundred gathered inside Conseco Fieldhouse Wednesday night, Myles Brand was much more than an administrator. He was a molder, a mentor, a fighter and a friend.

"What struck me most was his tenacity. I watched with amazement as Myles, over the last nine months, fought a gallant battle. And while I'm sure there were dark moments, he never said a complaining word in my presence," said University of Georgia President Michael Adams.

"I want you to know I miss you, dad, I want you to know I love you, dad. Goodbye," said Brand's son, Josh Brand.

IU President Michael McRobbie announced a new fundraising campaign for cancer research in honor of Myles Brand.

Brand died of pancreatic cancer in September at the age of 67.