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Jim Delany Argues For Freshmen Ineligibility In Football, Basketball

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany in a 12-page letter sent Friday to media members wrote that "making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics." Delany said that the letter "is not a proposal," but he did "lay out a plan ...

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06/08/99
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of ESPN''s "SportsCenter" led with the Devil Rays-Braves, followed by Yankees-Phillies. FSN''s "FSN Primetime" (Fox Sports South) led with MLB''s pending a

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06/08/99
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

TODAY: MLB NL Announced Attendance Through June 6 ''99 YEAR-TO-DATE   COMPARISONS TEAM HOME GAMES AVG. TOTAL % CAP ''98 AVG. %+/- ''97 AVG. %+/- COL 21 42,221 886,647 84% 46,676 -10% 48,006 -12%

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06/08/99
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Pro Player announced that it has been awarded locker room rights for Knicks Eastern Conference Championship T-shirts, should the team defeat the Pacers in their seven-game series (P

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06/08/99
MILLER INCREASES ITS FUTBOL PARTNERSHIP IN MEXICAN DEAL

Miller Brewing Co. has inked a multi-year deal for its Miller Genuine Draft brand to serve as the official beer sponsor of the Mexican National Soccer team through the 2002 World Cup. Miller Genuine D

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THREE COME FORWARD TO DEFEND ASTROS OWNER AMID CONTROVERSY

Three witnesses who "said they participated in all or part" of Astros Owner Drayton McLane''s conversation with KTDM-Telemundo execs "denied Monday that ... McLane made offensive remarks about Hispani

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Franchises, Houston Astros, MLB

06/08/99
"RUGRATS" CREATOR SIGNS ON TO PRODUCE MLB ANIMATED SERIES

Marc Platt Productions and Hearst Entertainment have reached a deal with the MLBPA to create an animated series featuring players such as Sammy Sosa and Cal Ripken Jr., according to Cynthia Littleton

Tags: MLB, News Corp./Fox, Media

06/08/99
THE INTERLEAGUE DILEMMA CONTINUES: SHOULD IT STAY OR GO NOW?

ESPN''s Peter Gammons said last night on "Baseball Tonight" that MLB needs "to rearrange" its interleague schedule. Gammons: "Too often, it''s unfair. The Cincinnati Reds have to play the Cleveland In

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, ESPN, Kansas City Royals, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, Walt Disney

06/08/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

The SLOC named MICHAEL BERTELSEN as Dir of its Washington, DC, office. Bertelsen will serve as a liaison between SLOC and Congress (SLOC)....The MLBPA named GREG BOURIS as Dir of Communications (MLBPA

Tags: ESPN, NCAA, SLOC, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

06/08/99
BETTMAN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NHL HEADING INTO CUP FINALS

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is interviewed by USA TODAY''s Kevin Allen in a Sports cover story today and discusses the state of the game heading into tonight''s Stanley Cup Finals. Bettman, on TV ra

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06/08/99
THOMAS SEES NO PROBLEM SHOOTING FOR CBA, WIZARDS JOBS

Though NBC NBA analyst Isiah Thomas and his organization, Isiah Int''l, "are close to assuming control" of the CBA, he doesn''t "see a conflict of interest" if he''s hired as the Wizards'' head coach,

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