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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...
TCI Chair John Malone lived up to his reputation of "rarely leaving anything on the negotiating table" in his recent dealings in the Time Warner/TBS merger. Investors, Wall Street analysts, and cable
The Women''s Basketball Association will begin its fourth season with a three-year TV deal with Liberty Sports. This year, the WBA expands its schedule to 36 games, with Liberty carrying 80 regular se
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NFL Dir of Communications Greg Aiello spoke to the ORLANDO SENTINEL regarding NBC''s switch on Sunday to Jaguars-Oilers before the 1pm Dolphins-Bengals game had ended. Aiello: "Your fans hit us pretty
After months of heavy criticism from baseball and media writers, The Baseball Network launches its regionalized playoff coverage on NBC tonight at 8pm EDT. ABC picks up divisional playoff coverage on
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The Bowe-Holyfield heavyweight fight will remain scheduled for November 4 at Caesars Palace, according to an announcement this morning by TVKO, Time Warner Sports, Caesars Palace, Spencer Promotions a
There was speculation over the weekend that a "lack of interest" may have been the real reason behind the cancellation of the Hakeem Olajuwon-Shaquille O''Neal one-on-one pay-per-view event. But Leona
Many NFL viewers yesterday were upset at being denied the end of the Dolphins-Bengals game because of a league rule that dictates an immediate switch to the later game involving their market''s design
According to FCC officials, the agency''s staff has already endorsed a proposal by John Malone to give TCI a license to extend his DBS satellite reach. Malone is bidding against MCI and News Corp. for
Officials at MLB "are preparing to descramble the pictures for all four divisional series," according to Jack Craig in Sunday''s BOSTON GLOBE. Craig adds, "It is hush-hush, though, because to publiciz
The Marlins have one season left on their deals with WQAM- AM, the Sunshine Network and WBFS-TV. WQAM may face competition from WIOD and WINZ, and Sunshine is likely to face a bid from SportsChannel.