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Published October 3, 2013
OLIVER & COMPANY: West Virginia AD OLIVER LUCK is "expected to be named to the selection committee" for the College Football Playoff set to begin in '14. Sources said that the Big 12 has "briefed league officials about Luck's involvement." CFP Exec Dir BILL HANCOCK said that he "won't confirm or deny potential candidates in advance of the official announcement of the committee." The CFP "plans to unveil the selection committee by the end of the year, possibly before the regular season ends in early December." An ACC source said Clemson AD DAN RADAKOVICH is “the leader in the clubhouse” to represent the conference on the committee (CBSSPORTS.com, 10/2).
NAMES: Harvard Univ. yesterday honored NBA Commissioner DAVID STERN with the W.E.B. Du Bois medal at the launch of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (Harvard)....Grizzlies G MIKE CONLEY "has donated $500,000 to the men's and women's basketball programs" at Ohio State Univ. (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/2)....The Land Report and Fay Ranches issued its list of the top 100 individual land owners in the U.S., including Liberty Media Chair JOHN MALONE No. 1 with 2.2 million acres, and Kroenke Sports Enterprises Owner STAN KROENKE No. 8 with 848,571 acres (FAYRANCHES.com, 10/1)....L.A.-based indie distributor GRB has "nabbed rights abroad" to "MY BEAUTIFUL GAME," a Fox Soccer production. The series "celebrates sport's iconic moments through the eyes of authoritative personalities, celebrities and fans" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 10/2)....NASCAR driver CARL EDWARDS "recently filmed a video" for country singer SARA EVANS' latest release, “Slow Me Down.” Edwards "plays the part of a former love interest who is being dumped by Evans" (KANSASCITY.com, 10/2).