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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

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Div. III college sports still pure

After reading John Genzale's opinion column [" Rethinking the rah-rah fantasy ," Aug. 11-17], I am compelled to respond. I understand the cynicism toward major collegiate athletics, but to generalize about the state of the NCAA is truly unfair. I urge you, the next time that you find y ...

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Lloyd a master broadcaster

Sadly, the death of longtime WGN broadcaster Vince Lloyd was reported recently with much less fanfare than any of his higher-profile colleagues and predecessors in passing — Harry Caray, Jack Brickhouse and Lou Boudreau. Happily, his accomplishments and contributions to Chicago sports i ...

Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Opinion

Selig asks what fans want, delivers

W hat do baseball's revamped All-Star Game, interleague play, divisional realignment and the wild card playoffs have in common? Easy. All were innovations introduced by the commissioner of Major League Baseball, all were roundly questioned or discounted by his critics, and all hav ...

Tags: Baseball, MLB, Opinion

Summer camp for the business set

A h, summer sports camp. Pro athletes have offered some sort of off-season skill camp for years, and it's safe to say nearly every top college athletic program hosts hundreds of kids each summer in what amounts to a tryout camp for emerging young athletes. It is about getting an athletic ...

Tags: Baseball, Hockey, MasterCard International Inc., NHL, Octagon Group, Opinion

Trading on baseball’s competitive integrity

B aseball's trading deadline came and went, but it left behind some questions about the sport's competitive integrity. Consider what happened with the Cincinnati Reds and how it was handled by Commissioner Bud Selig. Reds owner Carl Lindner said his team needed a new stadium so it could b ...

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, New York Yankees, Opinion, Pittsburgh Pirates

Cast a resounding ‘no’ to Reebok campaign

Editor's note: Shortly after press time, Lester Speight, the actor who plays Terry Tate in Reebok's ad campaign, was declared ineligible and left off the ballot in the California governor's race. More than 1.3 million Californians signed petitions to recall Gov. Gray Davis, and it seems tha ...

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Cuban’s aim all wrong

Court documents name Kobe Bryant as the defendant in the sexual assault case, but the image of professional basketball is equally on trial. Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks (and maverick) team owner, made that crystal clear last week with his comments on the case. That may be all he m ...

Tags: Basketball, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Opinion

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