SBD/Issue 47/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

Some European WADA Members Calling
For Pound To Serve One More Year
WADA VP JEAN-FRANCOIS LAMOUR was expected to be elected WADA Chair Dick Pound’s successor at this weekend’s World Conference on Doping in Sport in Madrid, but the late emergence of Australian politician JOHN FAHEY as the favorite to replace Pound “enraged Lamour and caused him to resign” from the organization. The situation has caused some European members to suggest that Fahey’s election be “blocked and Pound be retained another year to clear up the mess” (USA TODAY, 11/15).

ON CAMPUS: The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the NCAA, which was seeking the dismissal of former Univ. at Buffalo men’s basketball coach TIMOTHY COHANE's lawsuit against the organization. The suit claims the NCAA colluded with UB in an investigation that followed Cohane's "forced resignation" for recruiting violations in '99. The case is now in the hands of a N.Y. federal appeal court (BUFFALO NEWS, 11/14)….Texas A&M has sent recently discovered copies of football coach DENNIS FRANCHIONE’s VIP Connection newsletter to the NCAA. Texas A&M Dir of Media Relations ALAN CANNON said that the school plans to release additional newsletters to the public, but “wasn’t certain when that will be.” He noted the VIP Connection “likely contained secondary NCAA violations, much like the first round of newsletters” released to the public on October 11 (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 11/15)….Water from a sprinkler system at the NCAA Hall of Champions damaged several small exhibits after the “One Shining Moment” interactive video display caught fire Wednesday.  The hall will be closed indefinitely (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 11/15).

NAMES: AFL Chicago Rush President & GM MIKE POLISKY was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Forty Under Forty” list  (AFL)….Red Sox LF MANNY RAMIREZ sold his ’06 Chrysler 300M on eBay for $42,600, nearly $10,000 above book value (BOSTON HERALD, 11/15).

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