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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 28 / 15

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01/28/15
Executive Transactions

Medallion Financial Corp. yesterday named NASCAR Managing Dir of Business Development SEAN DOWNES CEO of its new Medallion Sports Properties division ( Medallion )....Under Armour named Alchemy Global President PETER RUPPE VP/Footwear. Ruppe previously "spent 25 years at Nike" ( BIZJOURNALS.com, ...

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01/28/15
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Boston 2024 poll data shows that Massachusetts residents "trust" Patriots Owner ROBERT KRAFT more than Boston Mayor MARTY WALSH , former Gov. DEVAL PATRICK and the Boston Globe. One question in a survey from April "asked respondents to say whether they would trust 'a great deal' or 'a fair amou ...

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01/27/15
Bud Selig Settles Into New Role

BUD SELIG 's “first day in the new role of commissioner emeritus really wasn't much different from the 8,173 days” he ran MLB, according to a front-page piece by Tom Haudricourt of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. One “major difference” yesterday was that “much of the p ...

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01/27/15
Executive Transactions

Senators Exec VP, CFO & Alternate Governor ERIN CROWE "is leaving her position." Crowe in an e-mail wrote that she "had 'an amazing 18 years with the Sens,' and is looking forward to a new career opportunity." Sources said that Crowe's "new senior position will involve a more conventional busi ...

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01/27/15
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Arkansas AD JEFF LONG yesterday “was unanimously re-elected” as CFP Selection Committee Chair. Long in ’13 was named Chair by the CFP Management Committee, whereas this time, “he was voted to continue that role by the other members on the selection committee.” He &ldq ...

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01/26/15
Ex-Prudential Center Exec Sues Lamoriello

Former Devils Arena Entertainment President RICH KREZWICK "filed suit in federal court Thursday seeking" $2.3M from Devils President & GM LOU LAMORIELLO for "lost wages stemming from his firing" in August '13, according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. The lawsuit alleges that Lam ...

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01/26/15
Executive Transactions

Market research firm Repucom Europe President MARCEL CORDES is leaving the company at the end of the month to pursue other professional opportunities. Repucom Founder & CEO PAUL SMITH will lead a restructuring of the firm’s European business and realign it into a single business unit, ...

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01/26/15
Names In The News

Oregon QB and Heisman Trophy winner MARCUS MARIOTA has chosen Excel Sports Management partner ALAN ZUCKER to represent him for marketing work and all off-the-field endeavors. Zucker, who joined Excel as a partner in ’14, counts Broncos QB PEYTON MANNING and Giants QB ELI MANNING among ...

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01/23/15
Veteran ESPN Exec John Walsh Set To Retire

ESPN Exec VP & Exec Editor JOHN WALSH "will retire next month, ending a 26-year run with the company," according to Tim Baysinger of BROADCASTING & CABLE. Walsh, whose retirement was first reported by author James Andrew Miller , has been with ESPN since '88 and "is widely considered ...

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01/23/15
Weekend Plans With Disney's Christen Harris

Following a busy week of planning sessions, meeting with prospective and existing digital customers and a co-op board meeting on Friday night, Disney & ESPN Media VP/Digital Distribution CHRISTEN HARRIS is looking forward to a weekend away from the office, whether watching tennis at her home i ...

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