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Huizenga selling most of Miami Dolphins

MIAMI, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins majority owner Wayne Huizenga has agreed to sell all but 5 percent of the Dolphins, the AFC East champions, to Stephen Ross.
Huizenga accused of insider trading

Huizenga accused of insider trading

PALM BEACH, Fla., April 9 (UPI) -- Billionaire Wayne Huizenga and millionaire Richard Rochon have locked horns in Florida over money owed and insider trading charges, court papers say.
Huizenga sells half of Miami Dolphins

Huizenga sells half of Miami Dolphins

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 31 (UPI) -- Stephen Ross's bid to purchase half of the Miami Dolphins, Dolphins Stadium and land near the complex has been approved by NFL owners, the league said Monday.
Parcells fires Dolphins general manager

Parcells fires Dolphins general manager

MIAMI, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins General Manager Randy Mueller was fired Monday, the first move by new team Vice President Bill Parcells.

Huizenga's son still in jail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has refused to spare the son of Miami Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga a jail sentence for drunken driving.

Opinions mixed over Dolphins' London game

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- While many top NFL officials support a recently announced Miami Dolphins game in London, many of the team's season ticket holders strongly oppose the move.

Saban leaves Dolphins for Alabama

MIAMI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins Coach Nick Saban has resigned and will take over the football program of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Saban told to make decision by Wednesday

MIAMI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins have given Coach Nick Saban an extra day to decide whether to keep his current job or accept an offer to take over at Alabama.

Son of Dolphins owner get jail for DUI

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The son of H. Wayne Huizenga, owner of the Miami Dolphins, has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for drunk driving.

Dolphins owner will not tolerate holdouts

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga says contract holdouts will not be tolerated this season among draft picks, a report said.

Dolphins GM resigns

DAVIE, Fla., June 3 (UPI) -- Rick Speilman resigned Friday as general manager of the Miami Dolphins.

Huizenga, Tallahassee headed for fight

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The former owner of the Florida Marlins and the state's lawmakers might be headed for a clash over tax breaks, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel said Thursday.

Dolphins hire former Cowboys exec

MIAMI, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Joe Bailey, once the chief assistant for Dallas General Manager Tex Schramm, was hired Thursday as the new CEO of the Miami Dolphins.

Dolphins' Wannstedt resigns

DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins Coach Dave Wannstedt, whose team has the worst record in the National Football League, resigned Tuesday.

Florida financier sells Boca Resorts

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Financier H. Wayne Huizenga of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has sold Boca Resorts Inc. to a New York private investment group for $1.25 billion.
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MIA96010502-05JAN96-DAVIE, FLORIDA, USA: MIami Dolphins coach Don Shula hugs Dolphin owner H. Wayne Huizenga during a press conference Nan. 5th at the Dolphins Training Camp where Shula announced his retirement from the team. Shula is the winningest coach in the history of the NFL. UPI jw/Ron Crosnick
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Harry Wayne Huizenga (born December 29, 1937 in Evergreen Park, Illinois) is an American businessman who grew Blockbuster Video and Waste Management, Inc. into successful companies. He is the former owner of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins, the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers and the Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins. He graduated from the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1955 and is an alumnus of Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr. is of Dutch descent. His parents, Gerrit Harry and Jean Huizenga, were both products of the Chicago Dutch community. Wayne was born in Evergreen Park, a Chicago suburb, on December 31, 1937. He has one sister, Jenna, who is five years younger. Wayne grew up in Evergreen Park until he was about 15 when the Huizinga family moved to Florida and settled in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Wayne spent part of his high school years in the Chicago area, where he attended Timothy Christian School. His family then moved to Florida, the remainder of his high school years were spent at Pine Crest School. Wayne is remembered by his Pine Crest teachers and classmates as a happy and popular student who played on the school's football team, was elected to senior class treasurer, and earned decent grades. After high school graduation Wayne moved back to Chicago where most of his friends, grandparents and other relatives still lived. In 1956 he enrolled at Calvin College, a liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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