In one sentence, federal judge Claudia Wilken shook the foundation of college sports when she ruled late Friday afternoon, "The Court finds that the challenged NCAA rules unreasonably restrain trade in the market for certain educational and athletic opportunities offered by NCAA Division I schools." And one UCLA basketball star is at the heart of it all. Read the rest at Sporting News
NASCAR’s most marketable name, the sport’s biggest brand, suffered a loss in the boardroom when the National Guard announced it was ending its long corporate partnership with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Read the rest at Sporting News
Television loves capturing those one-of-a-kind moments, especially sports broadcasts when a team wins a big game. It's even better when the coach jumping up and down celebrating their team’s win sees his 9-year-old son running toward him, leaping into his arms — a moment captured forever in this case by ABC Sports on Nov. 2 on ABC/ESPN’s College Football Primetime broadcast. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher experienced “the thrill of victory” when his son Ethan leapt into his arms after the Seminoles' win over Miami, sharing that moment with millions of people watching the nationally televised game. One problem: Ethan was wearing a Seminoles Under Armour sweatshirt. Read the rest at Sporting News
The sports industry — still dealing with the reverberations from Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers — may be getting ready for the next “Donald.” After dismissing his own bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, it appears not only is Donald Trump’s bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills alive and doing well, it may be one of only two bids moving forward in buying the Bills from The Ralph Wilson Trust. Read the rest at Sporting News
The sale of the Buffalo Bills moved to the next stage Tuesday when investment banker Morgan Stanley managing the auction on behalf of the Ralph Wilson Trust received three bids to purchase the National Football League team: one from Terrence Pegula, who owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres and his wife; a second from Donald Trump; and a third from a Toronto-based group that includes Jon Bon Jovi, Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and Edward Rogers III, deputy chairman of Rogers Communications. Read the rest at Sporting News
Donald Sterling a man, who never met a lawsuit he didn’t love, lost his battle to stop the $2 billion sale of his Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. But even in losing Sterling stands to make hundreds of millions of dollars from the sale of the team. Read the rest at Sporting News
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The Broncos, owned for 31 years by Pat Bowlen, stand as a testament to what the NFL ideally symbolizes — excellence on and off the field. Bowlen, whose NFL legacy embodies eventual enshrinement in the Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday morning that he was stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the Broncos to fight his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Jillian Michael’s “Maximize Your Life Tour” ends this weekend in Canada. Saturday night Jillian the infamous trainer for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” visits Ottawa (the National Arts Centre) before a Sunday night appearance at Oshawa’s General Motors Place. and the last stop on her “tour” Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Earlier this week “filmmaker” John Ziegler* appeared on NBC’s Today show and CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Ziegler is in the midst of producing a documentary “The Framing of Joe Paterno”, seemingly a one-man mission to exonerate former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno for any role Paterno may have played in the massive Penn State child sex abuse scandal.