Tulane alum offers MLS $4bn

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Ruski
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:06 am

Major League Soccer has rejected a $4 billion global media rights deal which was contingent upon the league adding promotion and relegation, according to a report in the Sports Business Journal.
http://beta.goal.com/en-us/news/mls-rej ... t1q4tjjo0c

Listed on his personal website that he attended Tulane. But if you search Riccardo Silva and Tulane that's all that comes up. Why the hell isn't he more involved in athletics?! What a wasted asset!!


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Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:08 am

Ruski wrote:
Major League Soccer has rejected a $4 billion global media rights deal which was contingent upon the league adding promotion and relegation, according to a report in the Sports Business Journal.
http://beta.goal.com/en-us/news/mls-rej ... t1q4tjjo0c

Listed on his personal website that he attended Tulane. But if you search Riccardo Silva and Tulane that's all that comes up. Why the hell isn't he more involved in athletics?! What a wasted asset!!
Maybe because we don't offer soccer as an official sport? That said, it surely wouldn't hurt for Dannen to pick up the phone.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:42 pm

It looks like FIU's football stadium is named after him, so it's not like he isn't spending money on athletics, but, then again, it only took a donation of $3.76M for the updated FIU stadium to be named after him and that is small fraction of what Yulman donated for naming rights to a new stadium for Tulane. Tulane's billionaire alumus donates money to FIU. Who would have guessed?

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/a ... 03039.html

Also, according to this article, it seems like Tulane may have only one 1 billion alumnus.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/st ... vey-answer

And that seems supported by Tulane missing from this list:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewitho ... 7bbd893d60
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Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:10 pm

His firm, not him personally, was making a $4 bln bet on soccer being able to sell in today's media. They had plans to run it similarly to the Premier League in Europe. And by the way, weren't the guys that founded Yahoo! Tulane alums? Maybe they don't count since we dropped engineering?
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