National Football League
                  === Buccaneers, Man U owner Glazer dies ===
 Tampa,  FL (  - Tampa  Bay Buccaneers  owner Malcolm  Glazer
 passed  away Wednesday morning  at the age of 85, the team confirmed in a news
 Glazer, who was also the primary owner of British soccer powerhouse Manchester
 United,  purchased the  Buccaneers in 1995 from the estate of Hugh Culverhouse
 and helped oversee the most successful period in the history of the previously
 floundering franchise.
 After  failing to reach the playoffs in 14 consecutive seasons, the Buccaneers
 earned  seven  postseason berths  over  an  11-year  span from  1997-2007  and
 captured their first and only NFL championship during the 2002 campaign, which
 culminated  with Tampa  Bay's 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl
 The  top five winningest seasons in Bucs history all have come during Glazer's
 Glazer  also served on the NFL's finance committee and was instrumental in the
 city of Tampa winning bids to host Super Bowls XXXV (2001) and XLIII (2009).
 "Malcolm  Glazer  was the guiding  force behind the  building of a Super Bowl-
 champion  organization,"  NFL Commissioner Roger  Goodell said in a statement.
 "His  dedication  to the  community was  evident in all  he did, including his
 leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay."
 Glazer   delved   into  the   soccer   business   with  his   acquisition   of
 Manchester  United  in 2005. The  club has won  five Premier League titles and
 the 2008 Champions League crown since its takeover from the Glazer family.
 The  Rochester, N.Y.  native also made sizeable philanthropic contributions to
 the Tampa community. His   Glazer  Family   Foundation  has  donated  millions
 to  charitable  and educational causes since  its inception in 1999 and helped
 construct the Glazer Children's Museum in 2010.
 "Malcolm's  commitment  to the Bucs,  the NFL and the  people of the Tampa Bay
 region  are the  hallmarks of  his legacy,"  said Goodell.  "Our thoughts  and
 prayers  are  with his wife,  Linda, their six  children and the entire Glazer
 Glazer  is also  survived by  14  grandchildren in  addition to  his wife  and
 children. The Glazer family will continue to own the Buccaneers.
 05/28 17:33:44 ET