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Volume 24 No. 160

Sports Industrialists

          The IHL named DOUG MOSS as its new COO.  Moss was
     President & CEO of the NHL's Sabres from '94-96, and most
     recently served as a consultant for both The Marquee Group
     and Americast (IHL)....MICHAEL S. JORDAN was named VP/Sales
     & Marketing for the Harlem Globetrotters (BRANDWEEK, 10/13).
     ...The NHL named PATRICK FLATLEY to the position of Dir of
     Alumni Relations.  Flatley played 14 NHL seasons with the
     Islanders and Rangers before retiring last year (NHL).
     ...ESPN named MANISH JHA named Dir of Affiliate Operations 
     & Planning.  Jha had been Dir of Finance & Administration
     for ABC News/ESPN Internet Ventures (ESPN).

          On last night's "SportsCenter," ESPN's Rich Eisen:
     "ESPN anchor GARY MILLER pleaded not guilty to three
     misdemeanor charges today in Cleveland municipal court. 
     Miller was arrested Saturday morning on charges of
     indecency, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 
     Contrary to earlier reports, police found no evidence of
     drugs in Miller's possession and say no further charges will
     be filed" (ESPN, 10/14)....NY-based Stars & Strategies
     Founder SUE RODIN, who represents women athletes, is
     featured in CRAIN'S N.Y. BUSINESS.  Rodin says the public
     "is ready, and the big companies are beginning to come
     around" to the advertising potential of female athletes
     (CRAIN'S N.Y. BUSINESS, 10/19 issue)....The Mighty Ducks'
     TEEMU SELANNE is aiming for an appearance on his favorite
     show, "Baywatch." Team officials are trying to help him land
     a small role (USA TODAY, 10/15). ...ABL Blizzard GM PAM
     BATALIS was the cover story in the HARTFORD COURANT's
     Business section.  For Batalis, "there are lots of hours,
     lots of getting the word out, a myriad of details, [and]
     constant decision making" (HARTFORD COURANT, 10/14).

          "Team and Event Marketing," "Fan Entertainment," "Group
     and Season Ticket Sales Strategies," and "Corporate
     Sponsorship" will be among the subjects discussed at the
     1998 National Sports Forum, January 18-20, in Boston.  The
     National Sports Forum, the largest conference dedicated to
     team marketing and sales, will also feature keynote
     addresses from leading industry executives, as well as
     "behind the scenes" tours of Fenway Park and the Fleet
     Center.  Register by the end of today for $645 and receive a
     free copy of the "1998 Sports Market Place Registry," which
     normally retails for $200.  Special pre-conference sessions
     with Jon Spoelstra are $395.  For more info, contact Seaver
     Marketing Group at (619) 469-4101.  THE DAILY is the
     Official Publication of the National Sports Forum.

          MLB's Dir of Educational Programming SHARON ROBINSON
     was profiled by Ross Atkin of the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. 
     Robinson: "We're looking at creative ways to incorporate
     baseball into learning."  A "main" focus will be a pilot
     program aimed at children in Grades 4,5, and 6.  The program
     will "draw on baseball's theme to approach school topics
     such as math, science, and history" (CSM, 10/14).