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First NCAA Exec Dir Walter Byers Passes Away At The Age Of 93Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15
WALTER BYERS , the first Exec Dir of the NCAA who spent 36 years "leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics," died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kan., at the age of 93, according to Jim O'Connell of the AP. Byers' son, FRITZ , said that his father died when a "urinary t...
A MA Superior Court jury decided yesterday that Patriots Owner and Foxboro Park Owner ROBERT KRAFT did not defraud track operator CHARLES SARKIS. The jurors "rejected" Sarkis''s claim that Kraft had "
ABC Inc. named PRESTON PADDEN President of ABC Television. Padden was "formerly Rupert Murdoch''s top U.S. satellite executive" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/29)....Reebok named JACK GUZE Senior VP & Chief
Former Piston DAVE BING, Chair of the Bing Group, has been appointed to MI-based Standard Federal Bank''s board of directors (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 5/29)....DENNIS RODMAN "will be the subject of an ABC
FCC Chair REED HUNDT announced he intends to leave the commission (AD AGE, 5/28)....LPGA VP CINDY DAVIS has resigned effective June 4 to join the Arnold Palmer Golf Co. as Exec VP/Business Development
STEVEN KOTLOWITZ has left the Hollywood agency of ICM to become a hockey agent, according to Kirk Honeycutt of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Kotlowitz has joined NHL agent RICH WINTERS as his partner in the
The Pacers'' MARK JACKSON and partner JEFF FARLEY have completed their first screenplay entitled "The Impossible Dream," about a fictitious college basketball player from Brooklyn. They play to "sit d
JOHN NELSON was named Exec Editor/VP of Fox Sports News. He comes from the Associated Press, where he worked for 25 years (Fox Sports Net)....SportsFan Radio Network announced the appointment of SETH
The WASHINGTON POST is reporting that JOHN DALY "may return" to the PGA Tour next week at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, OH. Daly left the tour two months ago to receive treatment for alcohol abus
Projected No. 1 NBA draft pick TIM DUNCAN has hired D.C.-based attorney LON BABBY to represent him. Babby also represents GRANT HILL (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 5/22). ...DON KING donated $200,000 to t
DAVID LEADBETTER has left the representation firm of Masters International to return to IMG, which previously managed him (GOLFWEEK, 5/17 issue)....JEFFREY YAPP was named to the new post of Worldwide