SBD/Issue 222/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

Rutgers Univ. (RU) yesterday named the following to a "special committee that will review the policies and practices" of the school's athletic program: former U.S. Supreme Court justice JAMES COLEMAN, The Prudential Foundation President GABRIELLA MORRIS, former U.S. District Judge and U.S. Attorney FREDERICK LACEY, Verizon New Jersey President DENNIS BONE, Ingersoll-Rand Senior VP, General Counsel & Dir PATRICIA NACHTIGAL, who currently serves as RU BOG Vice Chair, former NBAer and RU alumnus HOLLIS COPELAND and Suydam Insurance Agency, LLP Senior Partner ABRAM SUYDAM, who sits on the RU's Board of Trustees (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 8/7).

Self Inks 10-Year, $30M
Deal With Univ. Of Kansas
SELF RESPECT: Univ. of Kansas men's basketball coach BILL SELF yesterday signed a new 10-year, $30M deal with the school, which represents the "largest known financial commitment the university has ever made to a college basketball coach." Self will earn an annual base salary of $229,900, on par with his previous deal, but he now will make $2.27M annually for professional services rendered. In addition, Self's annual retention payment increased from $225,000 to $500,000, and he also can earn up to $425,000 a year in incentives (K.C. STAR, 8/7).

A FINAL GOODBYE: The final memorial service for late YES broadcaster BOBBY MURCER, who passed away last month, was held yesterday in Oklahoma City. Yankees SS DEREK JETER, P ANDY PETTITTE, co-Chair HAL STEINBRENNER, Vice Chair JENNIFER STEINBRENNER SWINDAL and YES' MICHAEL KAY were among those in attendance (N.Y. TIMES, 8/7).

NAMES: Coldplay Monday night at their concert at TD Banknorth Garden dedicated a song to Patriots QB TOM BRADY, who attended the show and reportedly is a "huge fan" of the band (BOSTON HERALD, 8/6)....Cubs P KERRY WOOD yesterday hosted the Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament outside Chicago, and Mavericks Owner MARK CUBAN, who is bidding to buy the Cubs from Tribune Co., was in attendance (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/7)....Pro Football HOFer DAN MARINO yesterday denied reports that he will be on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Marino's business manager RALPH STRINGER said, "They've asked him every year from the inception of the show, and he's never done it. It's just not something he's interested in doing. It's not a time commitment he's willing to make" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 8/7)....NASCAR driver CARL EDWARDS joined the Office Depot Foundation at an Office Depot in Kendall, Florida, to donate 6,500 backpacks to nonprofit organizations and schools in Miami-Dade County (MIAMI HERALD, 8/7)....Florida resident DENNIS WALTERS, a "paraplegic trick-shot" golfer, yesterday received the PGA Distinguished Service Award in a ceremony at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 8/7).

IN MEMORY: Former Reuters Sports Editor STEVE PARRY, who also served on the IOC press commission, died today at the age of 64 (REUTERS, 8/7).

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