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NCAA Settles Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Trauma Diagnosis

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NCAA today agreed to "settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit" by creating a $70M fund to "diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports," according to Michael Tarm of the AP. The N...

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05/21/98
RINKS AROUND THE WORLD: NHL TO HELP CREATE MORE ICE TIME

NHL Senior VP Steve Solomon told Bill Halls of the DETROIT NEWS that the league''s new deal with Mentmore Holdings to build ice and in-line rinks nationwide is a "combination of research and our insti

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05/20/98
FINAL FOUR BROUGHT AMBUSH OF FANS, AND MONEY, TO SAN ANTONIO

One long weekend of March Madness in San Antonio put $45.7M in the hands of local businesses, according to an economic impact study released yesterday and cited by Travis Poling of the SAN ANTONIO EXP

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05/19/98
PGA'S $6M DONATION TO FIRST TEE; WORLD GOLF VILLAGE OPENING

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Tags: Events and Attractions, LPGA, PGA Tour, Walt Disney

05/19/98
NHL LINKS WITH FAMILY ICE ENTERPRISES TO DEVELOP NHL SKATE

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Detroit Red Wings, Events and Attractions, NHL, Walt Disney

05/18/98
WILL IT BE A WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS AFTER ALL?

The Walt Disney Co. is "kicking around ideas" for a fifth Central FL theme park, "possibly with a sports theme," that may be built in the next decade, according to Cory Lancaster of the ORLANDO SENTIN

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05/18/98
PIMLICO POWER OUTAGE LEADS TO ANYTHING BUT "REAL QUIET" FANS

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Tags: ABC, Events and Attractions, NTRA, Walt Disney

05/18/98
WORLD GOLF VILLAGE DEBUTS IN FL AMID POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

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05/15/98
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05/12/98
FL EXPECTS POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM WORLD GOLF VILLAGE

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05/11/98
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