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VINCE WLADIKA has been promoted to Fox Sports' VP/Communications (USA TODAY, 7/18)....BARRY KLUGER, was named Senior VP/Communications of Prodigy Services Co.. He had been at VH1 (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/18)....This week's AD AGE "On A Roll" is FRED OSTERN, VP/Marketing of Fotoball in San Diego. Fotoball's sales hit $7.2M last year. His prediction: "College sports will have no labor problems this year." Tip: "Harness local sports passions in local promotions" (AD AGE, 7/17 issue)....The Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee Board of Trustees appointed NOLAN KARRAS and MICHAEL DANIELSON to the executive committee (WASHINGTON TIMES, 7/15)....GREG AMODIO has been hired as Xavier University's Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions (XAVIER UNIVERSITY)....JERRY COLLINS has been named National Sales Manager for Majestic Athletic's team uniform line (MAJESTIC ATHLETIC)....ESPN has named TANYA CURRY Director of ESPN Enterprises (INSIDE MEDIA, 7/12 issue)....ROBERT MAXEY stepped down Friday as Chairman of MGM Grand Inc. TERRY LANNI will retain his position as CEO and take on the role of Chairman (N.Y. TIMES, 7/17).