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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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Top schools ease financial strain on students

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 27 / 15

When Reece Anderson started thinking about going to graduate school and leaving his job as director of business operations at a junior hockey league team in Austin, Minn., he knew the investment would only make sense if it gave his career in sports a significant jump-start. “I didn’t ...

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