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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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Weiberg joins consulting firm

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

Former Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg, whose résumé includes recent stints launching television networks for the Big Ten and Pac-12, has joined the Atlanta-based consulting firm College Sports Solutions. The firm also announced the addition of Heather Ould, former chief operating...

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