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Executive Transactions

The NFL yesterday denied a report from The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre that said NFL Exec VP/Media STEVE BORNSTEIN is stepping down. An NFL spokesperson said, "I just spoke to (Bornstein). He said flatly, 'No truth to it.'" It has been widely speculated that the longtime exec would step down when his current contract expires in the middle of '14, especially considering that NFL Network is near full distribution levels and the league's media rights deals run until '22. As the NFL's top media exec, one of Bornstein's next big deals will be to sell rights to the league's out-of-market Sunday Ticket package (John Ourand, Staff Writer).

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS: IMG College named American Express VP/Sports & Entertainment Marketing ALEXANDER CHANG VP/National Sales. He will be based in N.Y., reporting to IMG Senior VP/Business Development ANDREW JUDELSON. Chang will join IMG on July 1 (IMG College)....Pac-12 Networks named DoubleVision Media LLC President JONATHAN LEESS Senior VP/Production Planning & Operations (Pac-12)....Learfield Sports named RANDY YOUNKER Southern Illinois Univ.'s Saluki Sports Properties GM (Learfield Sports)....Western Illinois Univ. gave Athletic Academic Services Dir and Senior Woman Administrator LISA MELZ-JENNINGS the additional title of interim AD (WIU)....Utah Valley Univ. named California State Univ.-Monterey Bay AD VINCENT OTOUPAL AD (UVU).

EXECS: The Stars gave AHL Texas Stars GM SCOTT WHITE the additional title of Hockey Operations Dir for the NHL team. Assistant GM FRANK PROVENZANO's contract will not be renewed. Assistant GM LES JACKSON and Hockey Administration Dir MARK JANKO will remain in those roles (Stars)....Wasserman Media Group announced that it expanded its soccer practice with the appointment of a number of consultants, including CHIEL DEKKER in the Netherlands and FREDERIC DOBRAJE, GREGORY DAKAD, CEDRIC MAZET and DAVID MARTINEZ in France (WMG)....Buffalo Communications named ELIZABETH MALOY PR Manager. She will help promote footwear brand ECCO (Buffalo Communications).

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