Citing the critical shortage of senior-level ethnic minority males in intercollegiate athletics administration, the NCAA, with support from its Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee, has created the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males.

If today’s youth are tomorrow’s consumers, the future looks strong for sports, according to the latest issue of SportTainmentsm News, by Harris Interactive. While, on average, adults are diehard or avid fans of four sports, youths are diehard or avid fans of seven.

Latino Broadcasting Company (LBC) announced that it will provide the exclusive Spanish-language radio broadcast of the 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star game, "live" from Seattle's Safeco Field on July 10.

Yahoo! en español unveiled its enhanced sports site, Yahoo! Deportes (, offering comprehensive information and coverage of sports leagues and sporting events around the globe.

It's not just men who love to watch TV sports.

Women around the world are getting in on the act, too, according to international research firm Ipsos-Reid.

The 2001 edition of the FIFA Club World Championship, due to be held in Spain from 28 July to 12 August, will be postponed to 2003. This decision was taken by the FIFA Emergency Committee today after careful examination of the situation.

Fox Sports World Español has acquired Spanish-language telecast rights to the fall 2001 Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series, with plans to produce for the first time ever a comprehensive on-air graphics, audio and video package specific to Spanish-speaking audiences.

The Houston Texans announced that they have agreed to a four-year deal with Dallas-based Hispanic Broadcasting Company.

Univision Communications Inc. announced the appointment of Patricia Marrero to the position of Vice President, Director of Sports Marketing, effective immediately. Marrero will be responsible for sports sales for the station group at the local and national level. She will report to Thomas M.

Univision Communications Inc. announced the appointment of David Downs to the position of President of Sports, effective immediately. Downs, who replaces Stephen J. Solomon, will be based in New York.

KVEA-TV/52 and Telemundo Network are the official Spanish-language broadcasters of the Mexican National Soccer Team. The matches are port of the qualifying rounds to the 2001 World Cup, being played in Japan.

D.C. United announced that Radio America (WACA 1540 AM) has been named the club’s official Spanish-language radio partner for the 2001 season, the fourth season the popular station will carry United matches. Radio America will broadcast all 28 regular season games live.

After concluding February 2001 sweeps, Telemundo's most successful sweeps performance to date, the broadcast network continued its string of record-breaking ratings success with the broadcasts of the first World Cup qualifier match between U.S.

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and Fernandez Racing announced a multi-year, worldwide licensing and representation agreement to create a new line of merchandise and promotions with Mexican star Adrian Fernandez, a leading driver in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

The SportsYA! Media Group announced that it received Olympic accreditation for its Spanish and Portuguese language Internet sports portal,, for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.