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DRAYTON MCLANE RUMORS

Former chairman of Baylor board of regents Drayton McLane on school's leadership needs, 'upbeat' Briles and criticism that hurts worst

Drayton McLane Jr., former chairman of the Baylor board of regents and the namesake of McLane Stadium, spoke to reporters Wednesday after a news conference to announce a partnership between the Dallas Cowboys and Baylor Scott & White Health at the team's new headquarters, The Star in Frisco. Here are some excerpts from that conversation:Can you speak about what may have transpired...
Via SportsDay
June 15, 2016

McLane’s allegiances tested in Baylor-Michigan State matchup

In some ways, Drayton McLane can’t lose.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Football
December 30, 2014

Baylor football back on campus after 8 decades

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor football is back on campus for the first time in nearly eight decades. When the 10th-ranked and Big 12 champion Bears open sparkling new McLane Stadium on Sunday night against SMU, they will play their first game on the Waco campus since Nov. 9, 1935. ''Going across the bridge and the river and seeing the stadium get a little bigger was awesome,'' receiver...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor to name new stadium for McLane family

Baylor University says its new football stadium will be called McLane Stadium in honor of alumnus Drayton McLane Jr. and his family. McLane, former owner of the Houston Astros, is a 1958 Baylor grad and former regents chairman. It was announced in March 2012 that McLane's family had given the school the largest capital gift ever - more than $20 million - toward the stadium, which...
Via Associated Press
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros’ Regional Sports Network Awash In Losses And Lawsuits

Comcast SportsNet Houston went live Oct. 1, 2012, and has been in trouble ever since. Actually, the trouble may have started before the first broadcast signal beamed to homes in the Houston area. Now the network and its various constituent owners are fighting in federal bankruptcy court and in Texas state court. The situation may get worse before it gets better. The Houston Astros...
Via Fangraphs
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros owner files lawsuit, alleges fraud over network dispute

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has filed a lawsuit against the former owner and two media companies, alleging they misrepresented the value of a regional television network that broadcasts team games and fraudulently boosted the $615 million price he paid for the team. The lawsuit, filed in state court in Houston on Thursday, accuses former Astros team owner Drayton McLane Jr.,...
Via Associated Press
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros owner Jim Crane suing former owner Drayton McLane over CSN Houston mess

Astros owner Jim Crane is suing former team owner Drayton McClane for fraud, related to the sale of the Astros and McLane's stake in CSN Houston to Crane in 2011 for $615 million. Comcast and NBC Universal are also named in the suit. The suit accuses McLane, who sold the Astros and his CSN Houston share to Crane in 2011 for $615 million, of selling “an asset (the network...
Via Awful Announcing
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros owner files lawsuit over network dispute

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has filed a lawsuit against the former owner and two media companies, alleging they misrepresented the value of a regional television network that broadcasts team games and fraudulently boosting the $615 million price he ended up paying for the team. The lawsuit, filed in state court in Houston on Thursday, accuses former Astros team owner Drayton...
Via Associated Press
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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