Names In The News
Names In The NewsPublished May 30, 2013
ANCHORS, AWAY: Golfer ADAM SCOTT is "part of a group that has retained a lawyer to look into" the proposed ban on anchored putters. Scott, who uses an anchored putter, said that hiring legal representation was "just a way of not being left out of the loop." He said, "I just want to get that information and make sure that my views are expressed to the Tour and that's it. There's no intention of filing suit or making problems." Scott said that he was "only trying to level the playing field." Scott: "This is a business and I'm treating it professionally and I have a professional counsel to do that" (AP, 5/29).
COURT REPORT: WICK SOLLERS, the lawyer for the family of late Penn State football coach JOE PATERNO, yesterday said that he "plans on suing" the NCAA, President MARK EMMERT and Exec Committee Chair ED RAY. The suit "takes issue" with the NCAA's use of former FBI Dir LOUIS FREEH's findings for the university on the scandal in levying the strict sanctions last July (Mult., 5/29)....Plymouth, Mass., residents JOSHUA BARBER and NICHOLAS KAISER face "federal charges that carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $500,000 fine" after setting up a phone call between former Bills GM BUDDY NIX and Bucs GM MARK DOMINIK, recording it and selling it to Deadspin (BUFFALO NEWS, 5/30).
CHARITY STRIPE: Nike announced plans to donate $1M "worth of shoes and clothing to aid people affected by the tornado in Oklahoma." Nike said that it will "make its donations through the nonprofit organization Good360 to prequalified charities" (AP, 5/24)....Ravens CB COREY GRAHAM and LB JOSH BYNES also are "partnering with the American Red Cross to benefit Oklahoma tornado victims" (BALTIMORESUN.com, 5/28).
NAMES: Illinois men's basketball coach JOHN GROCE has received a $200,000 annual raise and now will make $1.2M per year (AP, 5/29)....Former Chicago-based WBBM-CBS Sports Dir and former NFLer MARK MALONE “sold his two-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot condo in a Greektown loft building for $557,500” (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/30)….Redskins WR PIERRE GARCON on June 6 will host a party to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 5/28)….The Marlins yesterday honored cancer victim BELLA RODRIGUEZ-TORRES, who passed away on Tuesday “after a six-year battle with a rare, aggressive form” of the disease, by hanging a “jersey with the phrase ‘#LiveLike Bella’ in their dugout” during their game against the Rays. Heat F LEBRON JAMES and G DWYANE WADE also honored Rodriguez-Torres before Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday (MIAMIHERALD.com, 5/29)
Marketing and Sponsorship
Finebaum Talks About Decision To Sign With ESPN, Hopes Show Doesn't Change Much
ESPN's Connolly Feeling "Really Good" About Ongoing Development Of SEC Network
ESPN Expands Coverage Of NCAA Baseball Tournament To Show All 16 Regionals
Yahoo-NBC Sports Retains Top Spot In April ComScore Traffic Rankings
Leagues and Governing Bodies
Labor and Agents
Roland Garros Expansion Faces Court Battle, But French Open Execs Vow To Press On
ISC Partners With Jacoby Group On New Retail/Entertainment/Living Complex In Daytona
Vanderbilt Planning In-Depth Fan Survey, Focus Groups To Determine Stadium Upgrades
BOK Center Bucks Trend Of Venues Having Declining Revenue After Honeymoon Period
Events and Attractions
Intersport Activation Summit: Chicago Mayor Kicks Off Day Two Talking About City's Facilities
Intersport Activation Summit: The Sophistication Of Experiential Marketing
Intersport Activation Summit: Marketing To Hispanics Involves More Than Soccer
Intersport Activation Summit: Bodenheimer Discusses Leadership, Media Rights
Intersport Activation Summit: Taco Bell President Brian Niccol Emphasizes Authenticity