Names In The News
Former Duke Univ. Trustee ROY BOSTOCK and wife MERILEE will give $5M to the Duke athletics department. Their gift is in support of the department's Building Champions fundraising effort, in which the goal is to raise $250M to support annual needs, upgrade facilities and endow scholarships and programs. The Bostock gift is the third commitment of $5M or more in the past five months (Duke).
COLLEGE DAYS: Arizona State Univ. recently took legal action against adult website SunDevilAngels.com, believing that it is “illegally using the name.” The school is arguing that the website "has to stop using” the term Sun Devil. But a website spokesperson said that the site “isn’t doing anything different from lots of other legitimate businesses that use ‘Sun Devil’ in a title or name” (AZFAMILY.com, 2/20)….Former Ohio State Univ. AD and Yankees President RICK BAY has written a book titled "From the Buckeyes to the Bronx." A lot of the book “reads like ancient history, but that makes it no less fascinating.” It is a “privileged peek at some of the lunacy and arrogance" at OSU (COLUMBUS DISPATCH, 2/22)….In Arizona, Greg Hansen profiles Golf Channel President MIKE MCCARLEY and his “winged rise through the ranks, from unpaid volunteer” in the Univ. of Arizona’s sports information office “to command of the vast NBC/Golf Channel division.” NBC Sports Golf Producer TOMMY ROY said, “Mike’s been good for us” (ARIZONA DAILY STAR, 2/22).NAMES: WE tv has ordered a docu-series entitled “Glam & Gold” about Gold Medal-winning U.S. sprinter SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS and her husband, Jaguars CB AARON ROSS. Production has begun and the first of six one-hour episodes will premiere this summer (MULTICHANNEL.com, 2/21)….Basketball HOFer and TNT analyst CHARLES BARKLEY this week appeared on “The Price is Right” as part of “Celebrity Charity Week,” and won more than $67,000 on behalf of homeless children at Sacramento’s Mustard Seed School (SACRAMENTO BEE, 2/22)….Former WNBA President DONNA ORENDER’s college basketball career is “being cited as part of the NCAA Division II’s 40th anniversary” (JACKSONVILLE.com, 2/21)….Retired swimmer MICHAEL PHELPS yesterday took batting practice with the Orioles and had “varying degrees of success.” Phelps was in Sarasota, Fla., to film his Golf Channel reality show “The Haney Project” (BALTIMORESUN.com, 2/21)….Rays 3B EVAN LONGORIA and girlfriend JAIME EDMONDSON welcomed a baby daughter on Wednesday (TAMPABAY.com, 2/21)....SCP Auctions beginning April 10 will offer items from Basketball HOFer JOHN HAVLICEK, Baseball HOFer ROLLIE FINGERS and former MLBers STEVE GARVEY and BRET SABERHAGEN (THE DAILY).