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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NASC works to unlock travel sports equation

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 02 / 27 / 17

When Don Schumacher began working to attract sporting events of national significance to Cincinnati in the mid-1980s, only a handful of cities had formally created sports commissions that would compete with him. Indiana, which pioneered the modern sports commission when it launched Indiana Sports...

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