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Plaintiffs' Lawyer Criticizes NCAA's Concussion Settlement For Lacking Compensation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 30 / 14

The NCAA yesterday reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action head-injury lawsuit, the "latest attempt by the NCAA to address concerns over athletes' rights," according to Ben Strauss of the N.Y. TIMES. The settlement brings "a significant change in the care and safety of all current and for...

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07/22/14
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Former NFLer HUNTER HILLENMEYER initially told the Ohio Supreme Court in a brief that Cleveland's "unique way of calculating out-of-town players' income tax was being applied to him unconstitutionally." But Hillenmeyer's attorneys in a second brief filed last week "went further, claiming that the ...

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07/21/14
D-League President Leaving To Join Facebook

NBA D-League President DAN REED is leaving the organization to join Facebook as Head of Global Sports Partnerships. Reed has been President of the league since '07. He joined the NBA in '04 and worked as Senior Dir of Team Marketing & Business Operations before his D-League stint. Hi ...

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07/21/14
Engine Shop Acquires Digital Wave Media Group

N.Y.-based experiential marketing agency Engine Shop has acquired L.A.-based Digital Wave Media Group, which specializes in content production. Digital Wave will rebrand under the Engine Shop umbrella and relocate its L.A. office to Engine Shop’s existing space in Beverly Hills. Digital Wave C ...

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07/21/14
Executive Transactions

The Wild named Lightning Exec VP/Sales JAMIE SPENCER to the newly created position of VP/New Business Development and Assistant to the Chair. Spencer also will oversee the team’s ticket sales and fan relations department ( Wild )....The Penguins named Stars Senior Adviser MARK RECCHI Playe ...

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07/21/14
Names In The News

Oklahoma AD JOE CASTIGLIONE was named NCAA D-I Men's Basketball Committee Chair for the '15-16 season. The position is nominated and selected by committee members, who each "serve five-year terms." When he joined the committee, Castiglione was finishing out former Big 12 Commissioner DAN BEEBE 's ...

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07/18/14
Greenberg Cited As Candidate For MLB Commissioner

In the search for MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG 's successor, no one is "being touted behind the scenes among baseball owners" more than Allen & Co. Managing Dir STEVE GREENBERG , but the "trouble is convincing" him to do it, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. Greenberg not only is "respe ...

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07/18/14
Giants' Mara Donates $250,000 To Local YMCA

The Meadowlands Area YMCA is "on its way to opening a permanent home after 94 years without one, thanks in part to a $250,000 donation" by NFL Giants President & CEO JOHN MARA , according to John Brennan of the Bergen RECORD. A check was "presented by Mara on Thursday," and the funds will be "u ...

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07/18/14
David Abrutyn Leaving IMG After Nearly 15 Years

IMG Senior VP/Global Head of Consulting DAVID ABRUTYN is leaving the agency after nearly 15 years. In an e-mail across IMG Consulting and to senior agency execs, Abrutyn said he will leave in early August "to pursue the next opportunity in my career." Abrutyn started at IMG in '99 and helped grow ...

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07/18/14
Weekend Plans With Mercury's Ann Meyers Drysdale

The WNBA Mercury on Thursday night won their 12th straight game, securing the league’s best record heading into the All-Star break. Mercury VP ANN MEYERS DRYSDALE expects the excitement surrounding the success of this year’s team to spill over into Saturday’s All-Star Game at U.S ...

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07/18/14
Executive Transactions

NCAA National Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating JOHN ADAMS will retire following the '15 Final Four. Adams, who has held the position since '08, "worked in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to choose officials for the tourney, but perhaps his biggest role was bring ...

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