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  • HOOTERS OWNER TO ENDOW CLEMSON SPORTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

         Clemson Univ. and entrepreneur ROBERT HOWELL BROOKS
    announced plans to establish "an interdisciplinary sports
    institute devoted to the study of sports engineering, management,
    marketing and communication."  Included will be the opportunity
    for engineering graduate students to conduct research in
    cooperation with NASCAR racing teams.  The Robert H. Brooks
    Sports Science Institute will be backed by a $2.5M pledge, with
    endowments to be made through Hooters of America, Brooks'
    restaurant chain (Hooters).
    

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  • MSG'S DOUGLAS MOSS BECOMES SABRES NEW PRESIDENT & CEO

         The Sabres on Friday announced the election of former
    Madison Square Garden Network President DOUGLAS MOSS as the
    team's new President and CEO.  Garden President DAVE CHECKETTS
    said MARTY BROOKS, Senior VP of Programming and Production, will
    be placed in charge of the network on an interim basis (Steve
    Zipay, N.Y. NEWSDAY, 11/12).  In addition to the Sabres, Moss
    will oversee the AHL Rochester Americans and the construction of
    the new Crossroads Center (Bob Raissman, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 11/12).
    

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  • NAMES IN THE NEWS

         The N.Y. TIMES' William Rhoden profiles Panthers co-owner
    BILL SIMMS, the first African-American to have an ownership
    interest in an NFL team since 1967 and the second African-
    American to gain membership to the Augusta National Golf Club
    (N.Y. TIMES, 11/13)....The following radio ad was run against
    former Chiefs QB BILL KENNEY during his successful bid for a MO
    state legislative seat:  "During Kenney's best season, only
    11,000 Chiefs fans attended the Denver game.  Kenney's leadership
    resulted in the longest losing streak in Chiefs history, a decade
    without a playoff win, and two player strikes costing businesses
    millions.  Now Bill Kenney wants to play games with your taxes
    ..." (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/13).
    

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