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NFL Senior VP/Communications GREG AIELLO said that NFL Senior VP/Public Policy & Government Affairs CYNTHIA HOGAN last September "ordered up a 'top-to-bottom review' of the NFL’s political action committee by the league's outside lawyers because she was new to the league." FEC filings ...

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04/06/00
NCAA FILES SUIT AGAINST FIRM WHO HELPED AS CBS TV DEAL

The NCAA filed suit Wednesday in Marion (IN) Circuit Court against the NY law firm of Grubman, Indursky & Schindler (GIS), which the NCAA retained "to help forge a contract with CBS," claiming the fir

Tags: CBS, Colleges, NCAA, Viacom

04/03/00
CROWDED HOUSE: WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR SETS RECORD IN PHILLY

The announced crowd of 20,060 for last night''s NCAA women''s national basketball championship between the Univ. of CT and the Univ. of TN at the First Union Center set a college basketball attendance

Tags: Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, NCAA

03/31/00
FOUR ON THE FLOOR IN PHILLY: COULD TOURNEY STRUCTURE CHANGE?

As the NCAA Women''s Final Four begins tonight in Philadelphia, NCAA officials are "seriously considering major changes" in the tournament structure, including "moving the dates of the national semifi

Tags: Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, ESPN, NBA, NCAA, NHL, Walt Disney

03/29/00
OUT WITH THE NEW: BYU TOLD TO DITCH BIBS ON HOME UNIFORMS

New NCAA legislation has forced Brigham Young Univ. (BYU) to get rid of the white swatches of fabric on the front of their home football uniforms -- known as "bibs" -- for the 2000 season, according t

Tags: Colleges, NCAA, Nike

03/14/00
NCAA FEELS THE HEAT BEFORE TOURNAMENT TIME OVER GAMBLING

NCAA exec Bill Saum and American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf appeared on CBS''s "The Early Show" with Bryant Gumbel this morning and discussed the NCAA-supported legislation to make

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03/08/00
NCAA NOTES

The BUSINESS JOURNAL OF CHARLOTTE''s Erik Spanberg writes that preparations for this week''s ACC tournament in Charlotte include the return of a 90,000-square-foot hospitality and entertainment tent a

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03/08/00
MARCH MADNESS A HAVEN FOR NON-NCAA PARTNERS TO AMBUSH?

NCAA sponsors "are gearing up for March Madness," but an "incalculable number of marketers" are running promos around the upcoming tournament "without paying rights fees," according to Terry Lefton of

Tags: Colleges, Dr Pepper/7UP, GTE, hp, Nabisco, NCAA, Nike, Sears, Wheaties

03/02/00
SOUTHERN CONFERENCE DOES THE DEW; SEC INKS NEW PARTNER

PepsiCo''s Mountain Dew brand signed a one-year deal to become the Official Soft Drink of the Southern Conference Men''s and Women''s Basketball Tournaments in SC this week. Under the deal, Mountain D

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02/29/00
ESPN LANDS RIGHTS TO MARKETING FOR UNIV. OF AL-BIRMINGHAM

The Univ. of AL-Birmingham (UAB) has agreed to a five- year deal that allows ESPN to market UAB''s athletics programs, according to Doug Segrest of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS. In the past, UAB has "handled m

Tags: Colleges, ESPN, Walt Disney

02/11/00
TAKING A BREATHER: HERITAGE BOWL WON'T BE PLAYED NEXT SEASON

The Heritage Bowl, which each year matched up teams from the MEAC and SWAC conferences in the GA Dome, will not be played next season. Instead, the bowl, which is owned by both conferences, will re-ev

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