Former Big Ten Commish Wayne Duke, Who Helped Expand NCAA Tourney, Passes AwayPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 17
Former Big Ten Commissioner WAYNE DUKE , a "driving force behind the expansion" of the NCAA Tournament during his 18 years leading the conference, has died at the age of 88, according to Jim O'Connell of the AP. Duke "had been in declining health." After "serving for 11 years" as assistant to WALT...
The Eagles named TOM HECKERT as Dir of Player Personnel. Heckert signed a four-year contract, but terms of the deal were not announced (Eagles)....Dale Earnhardt Inc. announced DOUG SWANSON will conti
GUEST SPEAKER: In Raleigh, Kristin Collins wrote ESPN anchor STUART SCOTT''s selection as commencement speaker for Sunday''s Univ. of NC graduation ceremony "prompted some criticism from faculty in we
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Rams co-Owner and KS-based developer THF Realty Principal STAN KROENKE is ending a six-year tenure on the Wal-Mart Stores BOD. Wal-Mart spokesperson ROB PHILLIPS, on Kroenke: "His reason for leaving t
BACK IN ACTION: In Cleveland, Tony Grossi wrote that four days after surgery to remove a brain tumor at the Cleveland Clinic, Browns Owner AL LERNER "visited his team and spent a few hours in his offi
MARK-ING HIS NEW TERRITORY: Former Bears VP/Player Personnel MARK HATLEY was named Packers VP/Football Operations yesterday. Hatley signed a three-year deal that one source said was worth $500,000 per
LERNER OK: Browns President CARMEN POLICY said that Owner AL LERNER "is doing extremely well" after a two-day stay at the Cleveland Clinic this week. Policy did not "give any specific details about th
TEAM MUM ON LERNER: Browns Owner AL LERNER was released from Cleveland Clinic Hospital yesterday, "two days after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor." Details of the procedure were unavailable
The Coyotes announced Assistant GM TAYLOR BURKE is leaving his position with the organization (Coyotes). In Phoenix, Bob McManaman notes Burke''s resignation comes three months after STEVE ELLMAN and
Callaway Golf Founder & Chair ELY CALLAWAY retired yesterday due to recent medical problems, but he will still hold the titles of Founder and CEO Emeritus. Callaway Senior Exec VP/Manufacturing RONALD
Head/Penn Racquet Sports named RON LOVETT as GM & VP/Operations. Lovett will focus on forecasting, in-house customer service and credit & shipping (TENNIS WEEK, 5/15). ...The Netherlands-based Head N.