SBD/Issue 117/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

KNIGHT TO FILE SUIT? Former IN Univ. (IU) men's basketball coach BOB KNIGHT "has put IU on notice that he might sue for more than" $7M for "lost income, pain and suffering, mental humiliation and interfering with his ability to find a new job." Knight "had 180 days from the date of his firing to notify" IU "of his intention to sue," and the deadline is today (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 3/9).

NAMES: In CO Springs, Barry Bortnick reports that a CO federal court jury "determined" VAIL RESORTS "was not responsible for" a skier's death because the accident "was the result of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing" (CO Springs GAZETTE, 3/9)....In L.A., Ruth Ryon wrote that OSCAR DE LA HOYA "has put his Bel-Air house back on the market" for $4.75M. A year ago, he listed the home at $5.5M (L.A. TIMES, 3/9)....GOLF WORLD's Bunker section reports that CASEY MARTIN will be a featured guest on the April 8 edition of "60 Minutes" (GOLF WORLD, 3/9)....In S.F., John Crumpacker reports former 49ers QB STEVE YOUNG's charitable foundation, FOREVER YOUNG, raised nearly $1M and attracted about 600 guests to a $1,500-a-plate dinner at a fund raising event in S.F. (S.F. CHRONICLE, 3/9)....ET's Bob Goen reported pro volleyball player GABRIELLE REECE "has spiked her marriage to" surfer LAIRD HAMILTON. Goen: "The separation should be smooth sailing, though. The couple had a pre-nuptial agreement" ("ET," 3/8)....LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY launched www.vroomz.com, an Internet resource "to find and reserve hotel and motel rooms for major events," including the May 27 Coca-Cola 600 and the October 7 UAW-GM Quality 500 (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 3/8)....Olathe, KS, will be the new home of the NAIA's National Office. The NAIA was previously located in Tulsa, OK (NAIA). In K.C., Brad Cooper reported that the NAIA plans to build a $10-12M office complex in Olathe. Olathe was selected from a list of 41 cities (K.C. STAR, 3/8).

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