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SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL's Michael Smith reports Atlanta-based collegiate marketing firm MELT "recently acquired Ninja Multimedia, a small digital and technology firm that already has a strong foothold in the college space." The Atlanta-based Ninja and its five employees, including CEO DREW PEARSON ,...

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06/19/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

GREG BRADSHAW was named Dir of Events/Sports Marketing for Gatorade. Bradshaw will report to Gatorade VP/Sports Marketing BILL SCHMIDT (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 6/19)....TREVOR LINDEN was elected the new Pres

Tags: Nike, Palace Sports & Entertainment, SLOC, People and Pop Culture, Tampa Bay Lightning

06/19/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

OK Republican Rep STEVE LARGENT was profiled by NBC''s Joe Johns yesterday on "Today," who called him "one of the brightest stars in conservative politics" (NBC, 6/18). ..Bass fishing champion DENNY B

Tags: Miami Dolphins, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Wheaties, YankeeNets

06/19/98
FROM ZORRO TO CUBAS? BANDERAS TIED TO EL DUQUE MOVIE

Yankess P ORLANDO (EL DUQUE) HERNANDEZ "will be the focus of a feature film about to be shopped" with CUBA GOODING JR. playing Hernandez and ANTONIO BANDERAS tapped to play his agent JOE CUBAS, accord

Tags: People and Pop Culture

06/19/98
HE GOES TO A LAND DOWN UNDER: IAN CAMPBELL JOINS MARQUEE

Former Nike Sports Entertainment President IAN CAMPBELL will head The Marquee Group''s new Australian branch, Marquee Australia. Marquee Australia will represent Australian athletes, provide corporate

Tags: Nike, People and Pop Culture

06/19/98
WOMEN IN SPORTS & EVENTS HONORS THREE AS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Yesterday at the Waldorf-Astoria in N.Y., WOMEN IN SPORTS & EVENTS (WISE) held its annual Women of the Year luncheon and honored three recipients, WNBA President VAL ACKERMAN, IBM Dir of Worldwide Oly

Tags: ABC, ESPN, IBM, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

BULL MARKET: Bulls F DENNIS RODMAN appeared on NBC''s "Tonight Show" last night. Rodman, on the Bulls: "PHIL [JACKSON] needs a contract, MICHAEL [JORDAN]''s going to get $40 million, SCOTTIE [PIPPEN]

Tags: Chicago Bulls, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, People and Pop Culture

06/18/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

RICHARD LYNCH, President & CEO of The Sports Authority, has been granted a 90-day leave of absence for "personal reasons." TSA Vice Chair MARTIN HANAKA will assume Lynch''s duties (WALL STREET JOURNAL

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, The Sports Authority, Time Warner, USOC, Walt Disney

06/17/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

LARRY MILLER was named President of Nike''s Jordan Brand. Miller is currently Nike''s VP/US Apparel (Nike). ...Churchill Downs named JOHN WILLIE as its Senior VP/Marketing, effective June 29. He is cu

Tags: Callaway Golf, Chicago Bears, Churchill Downs Inc., Nike, OPUS, People and Pop Culture, USOC, Xerox

06/17/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

The Broncos visited PRESIDENT CLINTON yesterday at the White House (DENVER POST, 6/17)....In N.Y., William Rhoden suggests that Orioles 3B CAL RIPKEN JR. should end his consecutive games played streak

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Denver Broncos, NASCAR, People and Pop Culture

06/17/98
REGGIE WHITE, ON "CROSSFIRE," SAYS CBS JOB WAS DONE DEAL

REGGIE WHITE appeared on CNN''s "Crossfire" last night and discussed a number of issues, including his position on rights for homosexuals and his new film production company. White was asked if CBS Sp

Tags: CBS, Nike, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Viacom

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