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Austin Karp is assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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Fanatics Adds College Sports Exec Mike Carlton To Management Team

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 03 / 15

Fanatics Inc. has added Mike Carlton to its management team, hiring the longtime collegiate sports exec as Dir of Business Development. Carlton will help the retailer grow its online, in-venue and licensing divisions as it seeks a larger footprint in the collegiate space. He comes to Fanatics from...

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