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NCAA Settles Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Trauma DiagnosisPublished 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...
ICM, Inc., has signed New York Post columnist and NBC analyst Peter Vecsey for all areas of representation. Vecsey will be handled by ICM''s Marc Perman (ICM)....Fox Sports is supplying a short to Uni
Fox formally announced on Friday its acquisition of a one- third stake in The Golf Channel. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. As part of the deal, Fox gets two seats on TGC''s nine-
News Corp. completed a deal Thursday to buy a 33% stake in The Golf Channel. An internal memo from TGC CEO Joseph Gibbs to his employees said the deal "gives us the capital to get our channel to break
Paxson Communications Chair Bud Paxson is looking to make his newest radio station WIOD a "sports power at night," and he isn''t waiting for Wayne Huizenga to decide what he will do with his teams rad
Veras Communications and Miami Weiss Productions have received a commitment from PBS, pending underwriting support, for broadcast of their weekly, 30-minute sports medicine TV series, tentatively titl
News Corp. could announce as early as today a deal to invest $50M in The Golf Channel -- an offer seen as a "canny tactic" to persuade two of the channel''s owners, Comcast Corp. and Continental Cable
Former NHL player Charlie Simmer has joined the Phoenix Coyotes broadcast team as color analyst. Simmer joins play-by- play man Doug McLeod (Coyotes)....SportsTicker has joined with Allsport Photograp
The Bullets, Capitals and Orioles are "on the verge of accepting" deals for cable TV rights from Fox/Liberty Media meaning an end to all three teams'' 12-year relationship with HTS, DC and Baltimore''
NBC will launch is own sports-specific Web site and CD-ROM division later this year, according to the N.Y. POST. The project has the "code name" NBC SportsScene. Meanwhile, ESPNET''s SportsZone and it
There''s something on the Internet. Though the Olympic gymnastics coverage ended with an exhibition last night, Web browsers can relive the magical moments over and over with sites devoted to Kerri St