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DICK HOLCOMB, founding publisher of Petersen's Golfing, resigned to become the National Ad Dir of Golf Illustrated (AD AGE DAILY, 2/20)....Agent MICHAEL STEIN has joined new venture Warner Bros. Sports Licensing (WBSL)....HARLAN STONE has been promoted to Managing Director of Advantage Int'l and will direct the company's new International Properties Division (Advantage)....Former LPGA Commissioner CHARLES MECHEM, JR., will serve as a special consultant to the World Golf Village (PGA)....SANDY PURDON was elected President of the San Diego Int'l Sports Council (SDISC).... MARK CLODFELTER was named Asst Manager for Sports Marketing Enterprises' NASCAR Winston Racing Series program (NASCAR News, 2/24)....STACY TUBIOLO joins SportsChannel New York as Dir/Production Services (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 2/19).
IN Gov. EVAN BAYH and IU coach BOB KNIGHT have teamed to create an anti-drug and alcohol video that will be shown to students in the state (DETROIT NEWS, 2/21)....Former Raider/Fox NFL analyst HOWIE LONG is profiled in USA TODAY for his role in the film "Broken Arrow" (USA TODAY, 2/21). ....Bills QB JIM KELLY has closed his Buffalo, New York Sports City Grill bar and restaurant (MIAMI HERALD, 2/20).
BASEBALL AMERICA rates 12 "Agents of Influence" and features several pieces on their impact. Profiled: JIM BRONNER & BOB GILHOOLEY; SCOTT BORAS; RON SHAPIRO; JEFF MOORAD; DENNIS GILBERT; BARRY MEISTER; SAM & SETH LEVINSON; ARN TELLEM; RANDY & ALAN HENDRICKS; TOM REICH; JIM TURNER; and ERIC GOLDSCHMIDT (BASEBALL AMERICA, 3/4-17 issue).