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Attorney Mike Glazier Tops List Of Most Influential In Oregon Sports

Kansas-based attorney MIKE GLAZIER topped a list of the most influential figures in Oregon sports after he was hired by the Univ. of Oregon as its "legal point man during the NCAA investigation into the Ducks football program," according to John Canzano of the Portland OREGONIAN. Glazier's firm "billed Oregon more than $200,000," and while UO "faced serious penalties, it avoided a bowl ban, further damage to the brand, and a loss of millions of dollars in revenue for itself and the Pac-12." Glazier is "known in college circles as 'The Cleaner' for his work helping universities work through dicey NCAA investigations." He has an "impeccable reputation," so hiring him "while the brand program was teetering was a brilliant tactic." Without Glazier's "credibility, guidance and influence, Oregon might not have skipped away from its NCAA troubles with little more than probation." It is why Glazier "commands $330 an hour" (Portland OREGONIAN, 7/14).
RANK NAME TITLE
1) Mike Glazier Oregon attorney for NCAA investigation
2) Merritt Paulson MLS Timbers Owner
3) Phil Knight Nike co-Founder & Chair
4) Paul Allen Trail Blazers Owner
5) Larry Scott Pac-12 Commissioner
6) Mark Helfrich Oregon football coach
7) Neil Olshey Trail Blazers GM
8) Mike Riley Oregon State football coach
9) Rob Mullens Oregon AD
10) Bob De Carolis Oregon State AD
11) Terry Stotts Trail Blazers coach
12) Dana Altman Oregon men's basketball coach
13) LaMarcus Aldridge Trail Blazers F
14) Pat Casey Oregon State baseball coach
15) Chris McGowan Trail Blazers President & CEO
16) Vin Lananna Oregon Associate AD
17) Caleb Porter Timbers coach
18) Mike Golub Timbers COO
19) Damian Lillard Trail Blazers G
20) Alberto Salazar Nike Oregon project coach
21) George Horton Oregon baseball coach
22) Ashton Eaton Olympic champion decathlete
23) Craig Robinson Oregon State men's basketball coach
24) English Gardner NCAA women's 100-meter champion
25) Scott Brosius Linfield College baseball coach
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