Names In The NewsPublished May 7, 2012
Penn State Univ. Friday announced the election of three new trustees. The school's alumni selected attorney and former PSU football player ADAM TALIAFERRO, A.P. Lubrano & Co. President ANTHONY LUBRANO and former U.S. Navy Seal RYAN MCCOMBIE. The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Kris Maher noted Lubrano was "among the board's most outspoken critics and said Mr. PATERNO's firing 'outraged and inspired me'" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/5).
with President Obama at White House
ISLAND LIVING: In Vancouver, Mike Beamish noted Senators Owner EUGENE MELNYK "retreated to Barbados" soon after his team lost in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Melynk and friend BERT INNISS co-own the NHL-themed Bert's Bar on the island. The Senators have also constructed a replica of Bert's Bar at Scotiabank Place, "complete with imported beach sand and aluminum palm trees" (VANCOUVER SUN, 5/5).
MARK IT DOWN: Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN was profiled on ABC’s “Nightline” with ABC’s Bill Weir noting the Mavericks are the “only professional sports franchise with an owner more famous than any of its players.” Weir: “Mark Cuban is nothing like most billionaires, which maybe why he's no longer considered just a lucky loudmouth who bought the lowly Dallas Mavericks. … Some people need attention, others need money. Cuban says the only thing he's ever needed is the thrill of the deal.” Weir said Cuban “has mellowed noticeably over the years,” but to watch a Mavericks game with him “is to see fan zeal pegged at 11” ("Nightline," ABC, 5/4).
NAMES: Kraft Sports Group VP/Customer Marketing & Strategy JESSICA GELMAN Thursday married Mass. Dept. of Medicaid COO CORBIN PETRO. Rockets GM DARYL MOREY performed the ceremony. Gelman and Morey co-founded the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (N.Y. TIMES, 5/6)....SportStar Relocation & Modern Class Design, the company owned by 49ers TE VERNON DAVIS, Friday announced a partnership to provide real estate and design services to professional athletes, entertainers and affluent customers (SportStar)....Recording artists JUSTIN BIEBER, 50 CENT and LIL' WAYNE, along with WWE wrestler TRIPLE H, appeared with boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. before his fight against MIGUEL COTTO Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 5/7)....NASCAR HOFer JUNIOR JOHNSON in June will move to the private Quail Hollow neighborhood in Charlotte, site of the PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship. The neighborhood is already home to NASCAR team owners RICK HENDRICK and FELIX SABATES (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 5/5)....TIGER WOODS' 2,000-square-foot, two-story condo in Newport, Calif., is on the market for $2.495M (OCREGISTER.com, 5/4)....In an op-ed for the WALL STREET JOURNAL, "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS" author BUZZ BISSINGER wrote, "College football has no academic purpose. Which is why it needs to be banned. A radical solution, yes. But necessary in today's times" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/5).
IN MEMORY: Former Rams and Buccaneers exec DICK BEAM, 75, died of cancer Thursday. Beam helped organize the NFL's American Bowl in London ('87), Tokyo ('89) and Berlin ('90). He also served as a consultant to the NFL at 29 Super Bowls, including last year (AP, 5/5).
Marketing and Sponsorship
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Leagues and Governing Bodies
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