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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this April 2, 1973, file photo, Walter Byers, executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, testifies in Washington before a House special subcommittee on education that is investigation the continuing differences between the NCAA and the Athletic Union. Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization, has died. He was 93. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry, File)