Va. Tech's Babcock Talks COA, Power 5 ESPN Changes Format For MLB ASG Reveal Golf Analyst Oosterhuis Fighting Alzheimer's Barnes Making Football Key At Pitt College Notes So Far, So Good For ESPN.com's Redesign Pitt Creates New Fan Council ESPN's "Mike & Mike" Sticking In Bristol Asian Viewer Growth For NBA Finals Iowa Football Expects 10% Drop In Season Tix
COLLEGE NOTES: CBS' DELUCA & KENIN NAMED MOST INFLUENTIAL
Published April 10, 1995
CBS Sports' President David Kenin and Len DeLuca, CBS' VP/Programming, were named as the most influential people in College Sports by COLLEGE SPORTS magazine. THE TOP TEN of COLLEGE SPORTS' Top 50: 1) Kenin and DeLuca; 2) Pres. NCAA Presidents Commission Judith Albino; 3) NCAA Exec Dir Cedric Dempsey; 4) ESPN Senior VP/Programming John Wildhack; 5) NCAA Pres. Gene Corrigan; 6) Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese; 7) ABC Sports Senior VP/Programing David Downs; 8) Raycom CEO Rick Ray; 9) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany; 10) ESPN/ABC Broadcaster Dick Vitale (COLLEGE SPORTS). WOMENS' FINAL SITES: The NCAA Div. I Women's Basketball Committee has announced the five finalists to host the '99 and 2000 Women's Final Four: Sacramento's Arco Arena, San Jose Arena, Orlando Arena and Philadelphia's Core States Spectrum (NCAA). Future host cities are Charlotte in '96, Cincinnati in '97 and Kansas City in '98. WOMEN GET A BOOST: Richard Sandomir writes that the UConn "added something the women's tournament never had before: a Northeastern powerhouse." ESPN Exec VP Howard Katz says the exposure will increase next year, when his network "will create a March Madness exclusively for women." Katz: "It's more than just the games. It's the greater profile we can give women's basketball on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, ESPNET and other areas" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/9). UConn's Rebecca Lobo was ABC's "Person of the Week" ("World News Tonight," ABC, 4/7). Lobo and UConn coach Geno Auriemma both appeared on "CBS This Morning" (CBS, 4/10).