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REPERCUSSIONS: YAHOO SPORTS’ Dan Wetzel wrote, “Due to the NCAA’s lack of subpoena power, historically its biggest cases have come from civil or criminal lawsuits where its investigators can use evidence gathered from depositions and other parts of the judicial process. It was that way in the Fab Five case at Michigan.” The lawsuit for USC is a "terrible development," one that can "imperil both the past and future and send [coach Pete] Carroll scurrying back to the NFL” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 10/30).
USA Swimming promoted Managing Dir of Financial Affairs JIM HARVEY to CFO (USA Swimming)....U.S. Lacrosse named BRIAN REESE Dir of Sport Development. Previously, Reese was the first GM for the MLL Denver Outlaws (U.S. Lacrosse).
EXECS: The AHL Chicago Wolves promoted Exec Dir of Sponsorship & Marketing MIKE BERNDT to Exec VP/Business Operations and Dir of Operations COURTNEY MAHONEY to VP/Operations (Wolves)....Turner Network Sales promoted Network Marketing Manager ALEXIS HAMBRICK to Dir of Entertainment Networks & Sports Marketing (Turner)....The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) named ALBIN HANDY to its BOD (NAYS)....The Nets named AMOS VARON Managing Dir of Corporate Sales, JASON ODDO Dir of Finance and LAURA PARKER Senior Dir of Marketing. Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment named JOE STETSON Senior Dir of Marketing (Nets).
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Global Management Group agent ALVIN KEELS is profiled by Ed Miller of the Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT, which notes the 29-year-old helped negotiate the five-year, $43.2M contract Chiefs RB LARRY JOHNSON signed before the season, making him the highest-paid back in NFL history. While a publication described Keels as “Johnson’s wet-behind-the-ears agent,” Keels said, “It wasn’t my first big deal. It wasn’t even my first deal with the Chiefs.” Keels: “I’m at the point where no deal is too big. I’m well-connected in the league and I know how the process goes. I was prepared; I was ready to roll” (Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT, 10/30).
DARN IT ALL: Chiefs coach HERM EDWARDS was a guest on FSN’s “BDSSP” last night, but the show was renamed “Best Darn Sports Show Period” because of Edwards’ disdain of profanity. After naming a star after him with the Int'l Star Registry, presenting him various sports teams' tickets, having a T-shirt made for him and offering to change the name of the show, Edwards agreed to appear on the show for an interview. Edwards, on FSN changing the show's name for the night, “Change is good. It’s called growth. It took you six years to do it, but it’s good” (FSN, 10/30).
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