SBD/Issue 174/Sports Industrialists

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In San Jose, Herhold & Carey report federal investigators are "probing the business dealings" of Predators minority partner WILLIAM "BOOTS" DEL BIAGGIO III. Sources said that federal authorities are "looking at loans Del Biaggio obtained in the course of a broader examination of his financial dealings" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 5/30).

Bowden To Make At Least $1.83M
Annually In New Deal With Clemson
COLLEGE SALARIES: Univ. of Pittsburgh (UP) men's basketball coach JAMIE DIXON for the FY ending June 30, 2007 earned $1,296,482 in salary, $39,690 in employer contributions to benefit plans and $13,227 for expenses, making him the biggest earner among school employees. UP football coach DAVE WANNSTEDT earned $823,733 in salary, $29,396 in employer benefit contributions and $18,526 in expenses (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 5/30)....Clemson Univ. football coach TOMMY BOWDEN under his new contract is guaranteed to make at least $1.83M annually, up from $1.2M last year. Clemson men's basketball coach OLIVER PURNELL next season "stands to net $1[M] in base salary and outside income," up from $735,000 last season (Columbia STATE, 5/29).

NAMES: The Hockey HOF has awarded CP sports reporter NEIL STEVENS with the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award and Versus and NBC announcer MIKE EMRICK with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award (CP, 5/29)....UCLA Anderson School of Management and former UCLA men's basketball coach JOHN WOODEN awarded the inaugural John Wooden Global Leadership Award to Starbucks Chair, President & CEO HOWARD SCHULTZ (UCLA)....Baseball HOFer CAL RIPKEN JR. Saturday will deliver the commencement address at the Univ. of Delaware (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 5/30)....Broncos Owner PAT BOWLEN, coach MIKE SHANAHAN and between 30-40 Broncos players Thursday attended the grand opening of the Darrent Williams Memorial Teen Center in honor of the late Broncos CB who was murdered last year. The facility features a 10-foot, $175,000 statue of Williams (DENVER POST, 5/30).

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