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Higdon Will Join LPGA
EXECS: Former USTA Chief Exec of Professional Tennis ARLEN KANTARIAN has been elected to the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) BOD (MSLO)....HKS has promoted CRAIG STOCKWELL to Principal and STEVEN TERRILL to Associate Principal (HKS)....Easton Sports promoted Sales Manager of Strategic Accounts RAY ZIOLKOWSKI to VP/Sales of Baseball and Softball (Easton)....DraftFCB CEO HOWARD DRAFT is relinquishing his role to assume the new position of Exec Chair. DraftFCB President & COO LAURENCE BOSCHETTO will become CEO, effective immediately (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 2/6).
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(l-r) Phil Knight, Teri Hatcher, Travis Knight At
Showing For Knight's First Movie "Coraline"
MONEY MATTERS: In Charlotte, Lyttle & David reported Wachovia has sued NFL Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad, his Baylo Entertainment company and his brother, ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD, for "failing to pay back $24,603.24 on a Visa Business Rewards credit card." Baylo Entertainment's "goal was to support rising young entertainers" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 2/7)....Court documents indicated that it will cost the Univ. of Georgia (UGA) $1,483,641.08 to pay former men's basketball coach Dennis Felton, who was fired last month, "to not coach" the team. UGA "owes Felton $533,641.08 in base salary, $230,000 for endorsements (Nike), $570,000 for radio/TV compensation and $150,000 for his basketball camp." UGA must continue paying Felton "until the contract expires on July 31, 2011" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/6).
HONORS & EVENTS: NFL GM Advisory Committee co-Chair and former NFL Giants GM ERNIE ACCORSI will receive the George Young Award at the National Jewish Sports HOF & Museum's induction ceremony April 26. ESPN's Linda Cohn, former MLBPA Exec Dir Marvin Miller and late sports journalist DICK SCHAAP will be among those inducted to the HOF (N.Y. POST, 2/8)....Marlins President DAVID SAMSON raised "close to $20,000 with his live auction of packages that featured a catch and hitting session with [Marlins 2B Dan] Uggla before a game, a World Baseball Classic experience, and trip to Wrigley Field for a Marlins-Cubs series" at Friday's Marlins Awards Dinner (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 2/7).
Ty Murray To Appear On
"Dancing With The Stars"
IN MEMORY: PAYTON JORDAN, a "standout collegiate sprinter who went on to coach the powerful United States track and field team" at the '68 Mexico City Olympics, died Thursday at his home in Laguna Hills, California, at the age of 91 (N.Y. TIMES, 2/7)....World Golf HOFer BETTY JAMESON, "one of the 13 founding members of the LPGA Tour in 1950," died Saturday at the age of 89 (AP, 2/9).