IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard has been voted out by the IMS board of directors. In other news, ESPN’s Lee Corso has re-signed with the network, and HBO analyst Emanuel Steward has passed away.
- IndyCar’s Bernard Voted Out By Board: IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard has been ousted from his position by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway board of directors. While Bernard officially “stepped down” and the decision was described as amicable, it should be pointed out that IndyCar has reportedly been “plagued by rumors of owner-led coups against Bernard all season.” Bernard will be replaced on an interim basis by IMS president Jeff Belskus. (Associated Press via SI.com; USA Today)
- Corso Staying With ESPN: ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the network, USA Today reported last week. Corso joined ESPN in 1987 and has been an analyst on “College Gameday” in every year of its existence. (USA Today)
- HBO Analyst Steward Dies: Hall of Fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who for the past eleven years served as a television analyst for boxing coverage on HBO, died Thursday at age 68. According to ESPN.com, Steward had been hospitalized since September. (ESPN.com)