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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).