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NCAA Settles Class-Action Concussion Lawsuit, Creates $70M Fund For Trauma Diagnosis

Published 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...

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01/07/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

EVAN STERNSCHEIN has been promoted to VP/National Sales for ESPN. He had been VP/Ad Sales, eastern region (ESPN). ...P.S./StarGames named ANNE LAFAVE as Dir of Sales. Lafave comes from IMG as Dir of M

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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01/06/97
HELP WANTED: THE DAILY SEEKS ASSISTANT EDITOR

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01/06/97
OWNERS IN THE NEWS: DEBARTOLO IN SCUFFLE? HUIZENGA ANTES UP

EDDIE READY TO RUMBLE: Witnesses of a scuffle near the 49ers team bus on Sunday after their loss to the Packers say that 49ers Owner ED DEBARTOLO, JR. and a bodyguard were part of the melee. Witnesses

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, People and Pop Culture, Utah Jazz, Washington Redskins

01/06/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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01/03/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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Tags: Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, MLB, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

01/03/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Vulcan Ventures, Wheaties

12/20/96
AGENT ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO BLACKMAIL MARCUS CAMBY

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12/20/96
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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