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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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Deep ties for UFC execs, celebrated HS program

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 10 / 14

This is not a movie scene. But it feels like one. A very strange one. A high school football game in a sold-out stadium on the edge of the Las Vegas suburbs, telecast in prime time on ESPN, delayed an hour by cloud-to-ground lightning and Old Testament rain. Dana White, the ever-amped, cranke...

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08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Little League faces changing times

At the red brick museum that preserves the history of Little League, each visitor’s trip begins as the organization did, in the backyard of Carl Stotz, a 29-year-old lumber store clerk who, as the story goes, hatched the idea for well-tended, child-sized ballfields after tripping on a lilac bu ...

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Checking in with the class of 2005

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: MBA grads reflect

When Karina Bohn chose to pursue her MBA at Arizona State, she was at a different life stage than most of her classmates. Married and in her early 30s, she not only knew she wanted a career in sports, but she knew she wanted to pursue it in the Phoenix area. Bohn had worked with sports clients on ...

Tags: In-Depth, Colleges

06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Soccer’s growing reach

They were standing five deep along the bar, shoulder to shoulder from wall to wall, spilling out the open front door and into the courtyard, where another screen provided a viewing spot for those who hadn’t secured space inside. It is like this on many a Saturday at Hooligans, a soccer bar ...

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Lifetime Achievement: Dan Rooney

S tep through the door of the old, two-story brick home on North Lincoln Avenue, pivot to your right, and you can picture the patriarch of the first family of American football, Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney, tipped back in his recliner near a window in the front parlor, admiring a swir ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards

05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Rooney Rule: Just do the right thing

Long before the NFL had its Rooney Rule, which mandates that a team interview at least one minority candidate before it hires a head coach, the man for whom it was named had to convince the managing editor of Pittsburgh’s African-American newspaper that he was welcome in the Steelers’ pr ...

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05/19/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Rooney’s love for homeland

Dan Rooney was discussing a favorite topic, his relationship with Mother Ireland and the pride he felt when tapped to serve as U.S. ambassador there in 2009, when his assistant tucked her head in with word of a call he might want to take. “I’m sorry, Mr. Rooney,” she said, &ldqu ...

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04/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Boxing's great divide

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04/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: UFC Gym is working out

When the UFC and 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov combined on their first gym in the East Bay area near Oakland five years ago, the initial stream of customers looked much as you would expect at a large health club that hung a mixed martial arts promoter’s name atop its doors. About 80 ...

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04/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Fight stories to watch

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