Pay for 15 NCAA Executives Topped $7-Million in 2009

At a time of controversy over the role of big money in college sports, newly released tax forms show that pay for the NCAA's top executives has continued to climb in recent years.

The association spent $7.3-million to compensate 15 of its top officials in 2009. Officers serving in both 2008 and 2009 received a median pay increase of 7.1 percent.

Myles N. Brand, the association's former president, who died